I can’t believe Little Lady is already one! Time really has flown by. We ended up celebrating her birthday this past weekend because it fell on a workday. For being the first ever party I hosted, I think it turned out pretty well and I know our one year old had a blast! One Year Old. Ahh so crazy!!!
For her birthday we did a Picnic Party theme. Lot’s of “picnic food”- sandwiches, watermelon, pasta salad, and for decorations…lots of gingham.
Thank you Pinterest.
And with every birthday celebration should come cupcakes. Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes.
These cupcakes were so much fun to make and decorate. The cupcakes are nice and light and so is the frosting. Not like those heavy weighed downed types of cakes. The peanut butter frosting was amazing. I may have eaten a few too many spoonful’s because of this.
Have you ever touched a jar of honey, washed your hands, and then somehow honey is now magically everywhere?? I think frosting is just like that. I’m not sure how it made it onto my laptop, the floors, clothes, etc. Frosting definitely has some honey like qualities.
Happy Birthday Little Lady!
Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a medium bowl.
Frost cupcakes. I also warmed some jelly and drizzled it on top for an added touch. Make sure the jelly isn’t too hot or it will melt the frosting.
If you want the same look as these cupcakes this is the frosting I use and love!
We chose grape jelly to fill our cupcakes. What flavor will you choose?
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 ½ cups butter
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
- Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a medium bowl.
- Beat butter and peanut butter in an electric stand mixer until fluffy.
- Add sugars and vanilla extract to the butter until well combined.
- Add eggs and egg whites, one at a time, mixing after each.
- Slowly add the flour mixture and buttermilk into the stand mixer, alternating between each when adding.
- Scoop the batter into the lined cupcake holders filling until 2/3 full
- Bake for 23-25 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let the cupcakes cool on a rack.
- Use a small spoon to scoop out the middle of the cupcake.
- Place desired jelly into the hole.
- Place the scooped cupcake back on top of the jelly.
- Frosting Directions:
- Cream butter and peanut butter together in an electric stand mixer.
- Add powdered sugar, slowly until well combined.
- Add vanilla and cream and beat until a fluffy consistency.