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PB & J Cupcakes

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24
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Enjoy a sweet way to get PB & J! A box of cake mix and frosting from a container make it super easy.
Updated Aug 22, 2011
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

PB & J Frosting

  • 1 tub (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ Whipped Vanilla Frosting
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons grape jelly


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about two-thirds full).
  • 3
    Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, mix frosting and 1/2 cup peanut butter. Frost cupcakes with frosting. Make a small indentation in center of frosting on each cupcake with back of spoon. Just before serving, spoon 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon jelly into each indentation. Store loosely covered.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    No grape jelly on the shelf? Substitute your favorite flavor of jam, preserves or jelly.
  • tip 2
    Use jelly or jam from a squeezable container to make quick work of adding it to the frosting.
  • tip 3
    If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.


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