PB & J Cupcakes – Yes, Like the Sandwich, Only Sweeter!

This is the second recipe in a short while that I pulled from the archives.  Isn’t it nice to find new ways to use old tried and true recipes?  The owl cupcakes from last week and these PB&J cupcakes today are made from my two most favorite cake recipes of all time.

If you like kids, have kids or grand-kids, or at least ARE one big kid, these might just become a winner in your household.  (Because what kid doesn’t like PB&J?)

Yummy PB & J Cupcakes

If you were here in the early days of my blog, you might remember the story about THE Peanut Butter Cake.  I’ll never forget the story my new acquaintance at the time shared about her recipe.  I still laugh when I remember her antics as she told about her friend hiding in the bedroom – just she and THE cake.  Scandalous!

Scandal or not, isn’t it nice to meet new friendly and fun people?

For these cupcakes, all you need to do is make THE Peanut Butter Cake recipe and bake it up inside cupcake papers.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

After you bake yours, let them cool a bit, and then it’s time for the jelly part.  I’d pictured in my mind a process of squirting the jelly into each cupcake for sort of a jelly donut kind of idea.  The only problem was…

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

…not exactly the right type of tip.  I scavenged through my stash and found a clean and empty condiment bottle with a squirt tip.  (I think you can get these at Wal-Mart in their kitchen gadget area.)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

All it takes is a little time to squirt part of the jelly into the new container, and you’re all set!

This is the only real questionable part.  It’s hard to know how much is going inside.  Insert the tip into the slightly warm cupcake and squeeze gently until you feel you’ve added enough to taste when you bite into the cupcake.   Maybe you could cut one open as a test and then adjust the amount of your “squeeze” action?

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

I decided to wing it.  After all the effort, if I squeezed too much or too little, the whole thing would be a bust.  That’s me, though.  I live on the edge like that.

The final step is frosting them.  THE Cake recipe includes the peanut butter frosting directions, too.  You can decorate yours however you like – spiral or regular.  I just played around with mine to try something new.  (More of that living on the edge  stuff.  Ha.)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

I thought it might be good to have the jelly showing in the center so people can see what’s in there.

PB & J Cupcakes.

Not really necessary, but it was fun to test different looks on the cupcakes.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

Be sure and reserve an extra cupcake for the baker!  You DO want to taste this, don’t you?

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

Personally, I’m partial to apple jelly on my PB&J sandwiches.  So, we could try the apple next time.

What do you think?  What jelly flavor is your favorite?



P.S.  Don’t forget to head over to print your copy of THE Peanut Butter Cake.  😉









  1. robin says

    I am thinking we …I mean Super “SIX” teen… might have to experiment and make this so she and I can have it. I am still a VERY big fan of peanut butter!!!!

    I will let you know when she gets around to making a vegan version.

    Her vegan cupcakes were a hit with the non-vegans at her party tonight at the ceramic place. They said they tasted kinda like pancakes….but better.
    She raked in the $$$$ for her B-day….I guess SHE will be treating ME to waffle fries at Chick-fil-a! ha!(Our one big SPLURGE once in a while)

    I bought more fall garland at 80% off today at Michaels and some fabric at Jo-Ann’s to make 2 fall shower curtains. OOOH I love fall!!!

    • says

      I hope you two can develop a recipe you like for these. Tell SST congratulations on her vegan cupcake success and Happy Birthday! And, I’m so impressed that you have seasonal shower curtains. 🙂