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The Cake Boss Shares His PB&J Cupcake Recipe

How to Make a PB&J Cupcake by the Cake Boss
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I love to reinterpret the classics, and PB&J is no different. I’ve been working to craft the perfect PB&J cupcake, because who wouldn’t want their favorite sandwich in cupcake form?!

This flavorful and fun dessert is perfect for after school or on-the-run. I’m excited to share this recipe from my famiglia to yours.  

Cake Boss PB&J Cupcakes

Makes: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Cake Boss “Primo Yellow” cake mix (or other cake mix with custard)
  • 1 (14-ounce) container Cake Boss Viva Vanilla icing (or other vanilla icing)
  • 6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter plus more for garnish
  • 2-3 teaspoons raspberry preserve or jam plus more for garnish
  • 1 sleeve toast crackers

Special Equipment:

  • Paring knife
  • Piping bag
  • Star-tip pastry piping tip

Directions: 

  1. Set oven to 350 F. Make cake according to instructions on the box, and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until cupcakes spring back when touched.
  2. Once cooled, remove from cupcake tray. Take paring knife and cut out center a little and remove.
  3. For icing, stir together vanilla icing and 6 tablespoons peanut butter until well combined. Place into piping bag with star-tip, squeeze out any air, and set aside.
  4. Take slightly hollowed cupcake and fill with 2-3 teaspoons raspberry preserve or jam. Pipe a swirl of peanut butter icing on top of the cupcake, making sure to cover from wrapper to center.
  5. To make the mini sandwiches, take the toast crackers, spread a little peanut butter on one side, place a dollop of raspberry preserve or jam on another toast cracker, then sandwich together. Place on top of peanut butter swirl as garnish.
  6. Place in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to set up slightly, serve immediately or share with your child as a sweet treat.

If you’re a peanut butta lova and short on time in the kitchen, I also have a line of cakes and cupcakes that taste as good as they look. I love that I can share my recipes and designs with families all over the country, and one of my favorite cupcakes is my Peanut Butta Lova with rich peanut butter and chocolate.

Article Posted 2 years Ago

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