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Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I made these delicious cupcakes especially for my son, he loves, really loves peanut butter. The frosting is nice and fluffy and a perfect finish for these cupcakes.

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoon buttermilk
  1. Line a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners and spray with cooking oil. 
  2. In a large bowl cream butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar, until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time and stir in vanilla.
  4. Blend flour, baking powder and salt and stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Mix just until blended.
  5. Scoop batter into prepared muffin tin.
  6. Bake in a 350Âș oven for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Remove cupcakes to rack until completely cool before frosting.
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Peanuts, chopped (optional)
  1. Beat butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Slowly beat in icing sugar alternately with cream. Add vanilla.
  3. Beat until frosting is light and fluffy.
  4. Decorate cooled cupcakes with frosting, a bit fancy if you like or just plain will do
  5. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top.
  6. Yield: 12 cupcakes


  1. This looks so delicious!
    Thanks and best wishes, Siret

  2. No wonder your son loves these - they look amazing!

  3. I can be adopted and don't mind ironing.
    just sayin'...

  4. great looking cupcakes Betty..who doesn't love PB

  5. shirley reimer bertheletteApril 21, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Oh they look so so good Betty,,,I have never made cupcakes with peanut butter,, will have to try this one thanks,,,:)

  6. Betty R., thanks so much for this recipe. I made these for lunch today but I wasn't as fancy as you. I swirled a little icing on top and got rave review from my husband and two of the hired help. I gave my copy to one of them and printed another one for myself. A definite repeat. It was that good. JB

  7. These were great! Right before yoga, and then after running, and before the gym. ;)If you're gonna have one might as well have two.

  8. mmmmm...they look good! I'll be right down ;)

  9. They look TOOO pretty to eat... but if you gave me one I wouldn't be able to resist !

  10. I was really excited to make these today but found the cupcakes quite dense and the icing, much too sweet. I halved the icing and it was more than enough for the 16 cupcakes this recipe made. Sorry, but I don't think this is a repeat for me. I guess I just like sweet things that are less sweet!


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