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Simple and packed full of peanut butter flavor, these peanut butter cupcakes are sure to be a hit at your next party or gathering!

Total Time: 30 minutes
Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I am a huge sucker for peanut butter. I’m not 100% sure what I would do if I couldn’t have peanut butter in my life. So when I saw this recipe for an old fashioned peanut butter cake from Goodie Godmother, I knew it was fate and that I just had to make it.

As much as I love peanut butter, I had never actually had peanut butter cake or cupcakes before. Crazy, right?!?

Usually I’m just adding peanut butter to everything else… apples, smoothies, eating it straight from the jar, ya know… whatever. But now I have one more thing to add peanut butter too when I’m having a peanut butter craving… peanut butter cupcakes!

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Mary is my go-to cake guru when I’m looking for an elegant, tasty yet simple cake (or cupcakes) to make when the time calls for it. Or when I’m just having a craving and need to make me some cupcakes cuz I’m preggers.

She has literally every cake creation you could think about on her blog from the basic white cake, to red velvet, to chocolate Guinness cakes and everything in between! I could seriously spend (and I have) all day just browsing her site, getting ideas, getting hungry, then ending up printing something off and going upstairs to make it.

I will now never make another cake from a box again – unless of course, it’s a dressed up cake mix recipe like my cake mix donuts or cake mix banana bread.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Anyway, these peanut butter cupcakes are everything I could ever ask for in a cupcake. Light and fluffy with the prefect balance of peanut butter. And then that peanut butter buttercream frosting… ah, I die! So delish.

This recipe easily makes 24 cupcakes, but you can 1/2 the recipe and only make 12 if you prefer. Or your waistline prefers because you will not be able to stop eating these.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Simple and packed full of peanut butter flavor, these peanut butter cupcakes are sure to be a hit at your next party or gathering!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Yield: 24 cupcakes
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and line 2 cupcake/muffin tins with cupcake liners.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or using electric mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar. Beat in peanut butter, eggs and vanilla. Add oil and milk and mix until combined. 

  3. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until just incorporated; making sure not to over-mix. 

  4. Scoop out mixture into prepared cupcake tins, filling each 2/3 full. Bake at 350° F for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 

  5. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

  1. Using electric beaters, or a stand mixer, beat together butter peanut butter, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.

  2. With the mixer on low, add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Mix until the powdered sugar is fully incorporated and frosting is light and fluffy.

  3. Frost your cupcakes and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Inspired by Goodie Godmother

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag #JENNMEYERING for an IG feature and FB Feature! Plus, I'd love to see your creations!

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