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Jelly-Filled Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting

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“Cake, jelly, peanut butter, and chocolate... how can you go wrong with this combination? This makes a lot of frosting, but if the kids are helping, they might leave just enough for the cupcakes. I just double the cupcake recipe, or you could half the frosting recipe. The frosting is so good, my dad, who normally doesn't eat too much sweets, just wanted to eat it straight from the bowl! I tweaked it just a little, and it got even better! It's perfect... light, fluffy, peanut buttery goodness. If you like, you could use your favorite jam or jelly in place of the grape jelly. From Food Network.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with baking cups.
  2. For the cupcakes, sift flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping occasionally.
  4. Beat in eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla. Reduce speed to low, scraping occasionally.
  5. Slowly pour in milk and mix until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture and mix just until blended. Scoop batter evenly into pans, about 3/4 full. Bake 20 minutes. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
  6. Fill jelly in a squirt bottle and screw on cap. Carefully insert into cupcake and gently squeeze in about 1 teaspoon of jelly, making three insertions in a line in the middle of the cupcake.
  7. For the frosting, mix butter, cream cheese, and peanut butter in medium bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  8. Slowly add powdered sugar and ground cinnamon and continue to mix until smooth.
  9. Add milk and vanilla and mix until frosting is a good spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes.
  10. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips or crushed candy bars on frosting.

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