Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cupcake Saturday- Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I found this recipe at Mommy's kitchen( thought it looked yummy. This week was teacher appreciation at my girls school and I deciced that this would be my first cupcake. After reading her blog I had high expectations for these but I only ate one and I was not impressed by them maybe it was due to shortening. However everyone I had try them even my kids loved it. So I figure the cupcakes were too dense for me

I was unable to get pictures as we were running out of time this morning

Peanut Butter Cupcake
2/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

Cream shortening and sugar together. Add eggs and beat well. Add peanut butter and beat well. Add milk and vanilla extract alternately with the baking powder and flour. Using a ice cream scooper fill the muffing liners about 3/4 full with batter. Bake at 350 for about 20 -25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cupcakes completely on a wire rack and frost with peanut butter frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting
1 - 16oz box (1lb) powdered sugar
1 - stick margarine, softened (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 - tsp vanilla extract
milk (about 3 - 4 tablespoons)

Cream powdered sugar and margarine together, add peanut butter. Mix well, add vanilla extract and enough milk to make it easy enough to spread. Beat mixture together until you have the consistency you want. Frost cupcakes when completely cooled

1 comment:

Erika Earheart said...

i really like peanut butter recipes.i love this..