certain little ditty pops into my head.|
What's worse is that it stays in my head...for hours. At least I know I'm not the only one to whom this happens. Other people are stuck on the the jingle as well.
Needless to say, "it's peanut butter jelly time" ran through my mind constantly as I a)thought about how best to approach making these cupcakes, b) actually made these cupcakes, c)ate these cupcakes, and d)wrote about these cupcakes. Yes, it is, in fact, peanut butter jelly time right this second.
Peanut Butter Jelly Time Cupcakes
(makes 18 or so)
Cupcakes 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
6 ounces (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
3 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Frosting 6 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup jam of choice (I used some rockin' raspberry preserves)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners.
Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Mix the sour cream and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the mixture and beat, being sure to scrape the sides of the bowl. Divide the batter among the muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.
Bake the cupcakes until testers inserted into centers come out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool in tins on wire racks.
To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar with a mixer on medium speed. Add the salt, peanut butter, and vanilla. Whisk or beat the cream until soft peaks form, and then fold into the peanut butter mixture.
Once the cupcakes are cool, frost tops with peanut butter frosting. Place a dollop of jam in the center of frosting. Eat whilst listening and dancing around to your favorite jingle!
Grace thank you so much for stopping by and sharing this amazingly beautiful cuppie and of course getting 'It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time' stuck in my head for what I expect to be the majority of the day.
"Peanut Butter Jelly with a baseball bat"!!! hahaha
Have a great weekend everyone. Enjoy!