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?)
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.
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…
…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.)
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?
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.)
I thought it might be good to have the jelly showing in the center so people can see what’s in there.
Not really necessary, but it was fun to test different looks on the cupcakes.
Be sure and reserve an extra cupcake for the baker! You DO want to taste this, don’t you?
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. 😉