Saturday, October 17, 2009

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I'm not normally a fan of peanut butter but I knew my kids (and husband, lol) would love these so I thought I'd give them a try. I was impressed with their taste. For those peanut butter lovers out there they have a really nice nutty flavor. I think next time I might consider using only half the peanut butter, I think it would give a milder cupcake. I love foods with the perfect hint of something special.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350F. Beat together the butter, peanut butter and sugar. Beat in egg and add vanilla. In a seperate bowl combine the dry ingredients and add alternately with the milk. Spoon into medium cupcake liners and bake for about 15 minutes or until done.

I like to use medium liners just because I think it's the perfect ammount for the kids, not enough to spoil supper and I love the smaller size for myself as well. This recipe makes 24 medium cupcakes at 133 calories each, frosting adds about 20-30calories.
1 envelope Dream Whip topping mix
1 1/2 cups cold milk
1 Box of butter pecan instant pudding (4 serving)
1 tsp vanilla

Mix together and beat until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. I love this frosting for how light and low calorie it is. I find cakes can easily become too sweet so I like to use frostings that have a lighter taste to them.



  1. These peanut butter cupcakes look absolutely delightful.

  2. I am in love with all things cupcake and my future hubby loves all things peanut butter. What a great mix!

    Thanks for the recipe!