Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I got this in my email today.

The peanut butter cup substitutes for the frosting, which makes these little beauties very easy to make.

The recipe is from Taste of Home:


1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup peanut butter
1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
16 miniature peanut butter cups


In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.

Fill paper-lined muffin cups with 1/4 cup of batter. Press a peanut butter cup into the center of each until top edge is even with batter. Bake at 350° for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted on an angle toward the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 16 cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts: 1 cupcake equals 238 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 260 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. Does that look yummy or what! I will be baking these up very soon.

  2. I subscribe to this because of you. It's a perfect recipe as I have a humongous bag of peanut butter cups to make a dent in (thanks to my mom).

  3. I like your new header too-is that near your yard?

  4. Betty, BE sure to come back and let me know how they were since I have not made them yet. You, too, Dianne.

    Yes, Dianne, that is on the lot behind mine. I can see it from my deck when the maple leaves drop. It always makes for interesting pictures in the fall and winter.

  5. These look yummy. Lots of good recipes posted this morning. As I was just telling Pea (who posted another yummy looking cookie) I had a few pounds follow me home from AK that I'm trying to get rid of!!

  6. This one will be good for when my grandsons visit.
    Thanks, Zoey

  7. Yum, I will have to keep the recipe handy.

    Love your new banner photo.

  8. I sooo love your new header:-) I subscribe to Taste of Home and I had seen these peanut butter cupcakes...will have to give them a try! A while back they had a cookie recipe using the peanut butter cups and I make those often...so yummy. xox

  9. Ooh we make a very similar cupcake. Except we use brownie mix instead. It's sooo yummy. They're addictive, be warned.

  10. Well Zoey I made the peanut butter cupcakes...they are very yummy!! BUT the peanut butter cups don't show, the dough covered them up as they were baking and I did as the recipe said...mind you it's kind of nice to bite into one and find a surprise in the center.

  11. Betty, Thanks so much for letting us know how they turned out. Isn't that just like a magazine to misrepresent them like that! They probably spent days to get those cupcakes in the picture to look so pretty.

    I guess you could always add peanut butter icing to pretty them up. :) I bet they would be even tastier.

  12. I do hope that someone else tries them and lets you know how they turn out...they may have better luck than I did!
    I am not sorry I made them, as I said they were good and yes peanut butter icing might be wonderful, maybe even a chocolate frosting!

  13. peanut butter icing with crumbled peanut butter cups on top??? :)

    I bet in that picture they made them then cut holes in the cake to insert the peanut butter cups.


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