Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcakes

I was in the mood for experimenting, browsing Pinterest recently I have seen various pictures of peanut butter cupcakes. So I thought I would give it a go myself.

pbj cupcake

So I added crunchy peanut butter to the cake batter. Once the cakes were baked and cooled. I took a small part of the top off and added some strawberry  jam in the middle and replaced the ‘lid’.

Now the frosting was from a recipe I got from Created by Diane. I was banking on it being a creamy fluffy frosting, but it is actually more of a sticky fondant, I think I may have broken my beaters in the process! However it does taste delicious. And to be fair the recipe was for sandwiching cookies.

 Before I knew it wasn’t going to pipe well I swirled a little jam through the icing so when it came out of the piping bag there would be a swirl running through. But being a fondant type consistency it didn’t hold shape for long and the jam got lost under it.

However the chief taste tester who is by lovely hubbie, ate two in a row and through a mouthful of crumbs said they were great so we have a success! I will have to re think the frosting recipe, but I do have some of the fondant icing left over so will make some biscuits for it.

pbj cucake


What baking plans do you have for the weekend?



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