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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes Recipe

Updated on October 28, 2014
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I love cooking & creating my own fun food masterpieces. I also enjoy sharing my own recipes including my decorative cake & cupcake tutorials


Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes Recipe

Here is an easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes Recipe that will be a perfect way for you to celebrate Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on April 2nd.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes are so yummy and make a great snack for your children. All kids love peanut butter and jelly and they love cupcakes, so combine the two great flavors into one quick and easy desserts recipe.

Watch the Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes cooking videos featured below to learn how to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes. Or print out the recipe for later if you like!

I hope you and your kids enjoy making these delicious PB&J Cupcakes.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcake Recipe

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon table salt

1/2 cup sour cream

2 large eggs, room temperature

1 large egg yolk, room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup strawberry jelly

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting, recipe follows

Confetti pastel sprinkles, for garnish

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 12 cupcakes
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes


  1. Start out by putting an oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Next... Line a standard 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners and set aside.
  3. Then... In the stand mixing bowl, add the butter and the sugar and beat that until it is light and fluffy. Should take around about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile... In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the sour cream to the butter and sugar mixture and continue to beat until incorporated.
  5. Then.. Add the eggs and yolk, 1 at a time, beating until thoroughly mixed into the batter. Add in the vanilla and continue to mix. Slowly add the dry ingredients, in increments, and mix until combined.
  6. After that... Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners to fill 3/4 of the way.
  7. Put the unbaked cupcakes in the oven and bake. Set your timer for 18 to 20 minutes.
  8. Ding! Timers Done... The cupcakes should be a pale gold color and a toothpick should come out clean. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let cool in the tins for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting and filling.
  10. Meanwhile, fit a plain pastry tip to the bottom of a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag and fill with strawberry jelly.
  11. Once the cupcakes are cool, insert the tip far into the cupcake and slowly squeeze in about 1 tablespoon or so of jam.
  12. Be careful not to overfill the cupcakes or they will crumble and explode.
  13. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes.
  14. Frost the cupcakes with the Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting recipe below using a pastry bag and a star tip.
  15. Sprinkle lightly with the confetti sprinkles and serve.

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese and butter.
  2. Beat until well combined, then add the vanilla and peanut butter and beat until well mixed.
  3. Slowly add the confectioners' sugar and beat until well incorporated.
5 stars from 2 ratings of Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes Directions

Nutritional Information

Amount Per ServingCalories: 480 | Total Fat: 17.9g | Cholesterol: 50mg

© 2012 Cynthia Sylvestermouse

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    • darciefrench lm profile image

      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      The Jack Russel with the cupcake picture got me off to a great start this am :D

    • JoleneBelmain profile image

      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      I am not a massive cupcake fan... but there are a few that tickle my fancy... PB n J sound absolutely fabulous and I would definitely try one of these ;)


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      MintySea 5 years ago

      sounds yum

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe.

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      I love peanut butter and jelly! Thanks for sharing! =)

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 5 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Oh wow, yum! Gotta love these cupcakes!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I love peanut butter and jelly...and these cupcakes sound irresistible! Thanks for sharing a great recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, or any day!

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      gold3 5 years ago

      Wow. Will definitely try this great looking recipe.

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      yum! our family would love those!

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      aishu19 5 years ago

      That does look really delicious!

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      Holley Web 6 years ago

      Oh my goodness... that looks so yummy!

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      Margaret Schaut 6 years ago from Detroit

      I would have thought this to be too sticky for a cupcake recipe, but I love peanut butter and jelly. Worth a try!

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      This sounds fantastic and I wish I were not allergic to peanut butter. But maybe I could use almond butter and still have nut butter and jelly cupcakes, yum, I am hungry thinking about it.

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      Quantum Catholics 6 years ago

      peanut butter and jelly cupcakes. Wow!