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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  1. momphotographer
    3rd August 2012 / 6:55 am

    they look so yummy!

    • Clairejustine
      4th August 2012 / 6:46 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  2. Mom of A and a
    3rd August 2012 / 7:09 am

    Looks delicious!

    • Clairejustine
      4th August 2012 / 6:47 pm

      I love peanut butter and jam 🙂

  3. Ana Carneiro
    3rd August 2012 / 9:55 am

    Hum… Yummy and simple to do! I might try it this weekend!AnaMy Own ProjectPLEASE vote in photos in this contest! It means a lot to me! Thanks!VOTE IN MY PHOTOS

    • Clairejustine
      4th August 2012 / 6:47 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  4. einfachtilda
    3rd August 2012 / 2:35 pm

    Oh wie lecker…yammi und Danke für das Rezept.LG Mathilda

    • Clairejustine
      4th August 2012 / 6:47 pm

      Thank you for stopping by …

  5. DMS
    3rd August 2012 / 5:43 pm

    These sound fun and delicious! Thanks for sharing. ~Jess

    • Clairejustine
      4th August 2012 / 6:48 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  6. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    4th August 2012 / 7:38 am

    Oh my! These PB cupcakes are so delicious & tempting. Wish I can have FEW now! hehehehe

    • Clairejustine
      4th August 2012 / 6:48 pm

      Thanks for the comment,me too now 🙂

  7. Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory)
    5th August 2012 / 8:24 am

    Delicious combination, cupcakes look & sound wonderful!

    • Clairejustine
      5th August 2012 / 11:30 am

      thanks for the comment …

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