Thursday, February 3, 2011

Peanut Butter Cupcakes w/ Peanut Butter Frosting

Because Mark Dean has
a SERIOUS obsession with peanut butter,
the decision was easy...
a double dose of peanut butter.

I was a little impatient and frosted the cupcakes while they were warm.
Don't do that.
Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Recipe from -

For 12 cupcakes
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1 Egg
3/4 cup Milk
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
Dash or 2 of Salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.

Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, shortening and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg then the vanilla. Stir flour mixture into the batter alternately with the milk.

Spoon into the prepared muffin cups.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top of the cupcakes spring back when lightly pressed.

Cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Peanut Butter Frosting

1 stick of Butter, room temperature
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
~1/8 cup Milk - I guessed because it's hard to measure an 1/8 of a cup
4-5 cups Powdered Sugar
Dash of Half & Half

In a large bowl, mix butter, peanut butter, milk, and vanilla on medium speed till smooth and well blended. Add in powdered sugar, one cup at a time, on low speed till blended. Once blended, raise speed to about medium for a few minutes. Add a dash or two of half & half till you reach desired consistency.


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Made By You Monday @ Skip to my Lou
Tasty Tuesday @ Balancing Beauty and Bedlam


  1. Can I come live with you and eat all your cupcake creations? You're making me want to lick the screen.

  2. Thank you Courtney!

    Come on Jenn! :D You are welcome, as well!

  3. Thanks! They are yummy! I worked out extra hard so I could have one! :D

  4. Ooooo... those sound yummy! I will have to try some marshmallow frosting at some point. Thanks for linking up!

  5. Thank you! Marshmallow based frosting are the VERY best! :D I always love having something to link up!

  6. OOHH YUMMMM!!! Jon loves all things peanut butter, Im going to have to make him some this weekend!! I hope you have had a great week friend!

  7. Oh! I hope you do! And PLEEEEEASE let me know how they turn out! :D

  8. Your cupcakes look so cute and that peanut butter frosting sounds amazingly good. I bet it's really fluffy. I have a sweet treat linky on my blog every week called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your cupcakes up.

  9. Thank you! And yes, oh so fluffy!

    Thanks for stopping by! I'll be by to link up, for sure!

  10. Yum...those look great! And my husband loves peanut butter so I will be making these!!

  11. Thank you ma'am! Please let me know how they turn out...and how he likes them!

  12. My husband would love these! He's crazy about peanut butter.

    I hope you'll stop by and share your recipe with Sweet Tooth Friday!

  13. I am so with you on marshmallow frosting. I love the fluffiness it gives the frosting. I am making some today! :) I am a new follower and would love a follow back at The Farm Girl Recipes. Thanks!

  14. Yum.... I'm your newest follower.

  15. Great recipe! I LOVE peanut butter in almost everything :)MiriamMeatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  16. What a great combination! They look wonderful. I'm trying them. Thanks.

  17. Thank you ladies for your kind compliments and for stopping by! :D