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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 Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 24 cupcakes
Peanut Butter Cupcakes
4.6 from 15 votes


  • 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


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


  • Preheat oven to 350° F and line 2 cupcake/muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  • 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. 
  • Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until just incorporated; making sure not to over-mix. 
  • 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. 
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.


  • Using electric beaters, or a stand mixer, beat together butter peanut butter, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  • 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.
  • Frost your cupcakes and enjoy!


Inspired by Goodie Godmother
Recipe by Jennifer Meyering