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


  • 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


  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.

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