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Friday, 3 August 2012

Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcakes By Debbie Nicholas

Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcakes By Debbie Nicholas

Guest post today on the blog sharing some yummy Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcakes, how yummy!? By Debbie Nicholas.
Makes 10
410 calories / 25.3g fat per portion

Debbie says: ‘These yummy cupcakes are so easy - perfect for kids and grown-ups alike. And there’s the added excitement of seeing the jam ooze out of the middle when you bite!’


For the cupcakes:
  • 150g (5oz) Kerrygold butter
  • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125g (4½ oz) plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 120ml (4fl oz) milk
  • 75g (3oz) blackcurrant or raspberry seedless jam

For the frosting:
  • 150g (5oz) cream cheese or mascarpone
  • 350g (12oz) icing sugar
  • 110g (4oz) smooth peanut butter
  • 25g (1oz) unsalted peanuts, finely chopped

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/Gas Mark 4. Place 10 paper cupcake cases into a bun tin.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. 
  3. Gradually add the egg, beating well between each addition. 
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Sift the flour and baking powder together and fold one third into the mixture, then stir in one third of the milk. 
  6. Continue this process until both are fully mixed in.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the cases (try using an ice cream scoop to keep the cupcakes the same size). 
  8. Bake for 23-25 minutes.
  9. When the cakes have cooled, inject with the jam using a syringe (available over the counter at chemists’ for administering children’s medicine).

To make the topping:
  • Beat together the cream cheese or mascarpone, icing sugar and peanut butter until smooth. 
  • Pipe or swirl onto each cake and finish with a sprinkling of crushed peanuts. 
  • Enjoy!

Cook’s tip: 
  • If you like, use low fat soft cheese instead of cream cheese or mascarpone.

Recipe and photo credits-

 Debbie Nicholas’ recipe has been taken from the Kerrygold Community Recip-e-book, available for free download now! Visit Kerrygold UK for more delicious recipes and to download your free copy.

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