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Saturday, April 2, 2011


For those of you who love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich...don't just stop there...make these Peanut Butter & Jelly cupcakes and I guarontee' you will be floating around on a cloud of peanut butter and jelly heaven!

1 stick butter~softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 big eggs
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
strawberry jelly or homemade strawberry freezer jam
Peanut Butter Frosting

Cream butter and peanut butter with electric mixer, gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in vanilla.
Fill paper-lined or well greased muffin tins 3/4 full of batter and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until done. Allow to cool completely then slice in half and put a generous spoonful of the strawberry jelly in the center of the cupcake. Frost the tops with PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING and top with a maraschino cherry, fresh strawberry half, or a dollop pf the jelly...or all 3...live a little.

2 1/2 tablespoons softened butter
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
11/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Cream butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy, add vanilla; mix well. Add sugar alternately with milk, beating until spreading consistency.

"I never met a peanut butter and jelly cupcake that I did not like."~Adele Forbes

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