Peanut Butter Cupcakes W/Peanut Butter Frosting

These Homemade Peanut Butter Cupcakes are soft, tender and loaded with peanut butter flavor. Peanut butter cake, peanut butter frosting and garnished with Reeses pieces candies. These cupcakes have triple the peanut butter flavor.  
I have been wanting to make this recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting for awhile now. It has just been so hard trying to find the time to get them done. Well, I finally made them and boy was I so glad I did. I love peanut butter especially in baked items such as cakes, muffins or breads.

The original recipe was for a peanut butter cake but I did cupcakes instead. This recipe did not call for adding Reeses Pieces to the top, that was just a perk that I tossed in.  Those little guys are highly addicting and their colors are so eye catching. I thought they looked so pretty sitting on top of all that luscious frosting.

This is another recipe that comes from Me maws Manna Cookbook. If you do not have this cookbook I really do recommend getting it. There are pages and pages of home cooked family favorites, you wont be disappointed.

The cupcakes baked up nice and were cotton soft, the frosting well it was just to die for. My kids loved these cupcakes so much the we wiped them out by the next day. Sweets really don't last to long in our house especially when they turn out awesome. So, trust me if you are a peanut butter lover you will be smitten with these little guys.

These are the ingredients you will need: sugar, shortening, vanilla extract, peanut butter, flour, milk, butter, eggs, baking powder, powdered sugar and Reeses pieces candies.

cream shortening and sugar together. Add eggs and beat well.

add peanut butter and beat well.

add milk and vanilla extract

mix well

I sifted the flour and the baking powder together and then added it to the mixture.

Umm creamy goodness go ahead and dip your finger and get a taste, it is so good.

using a ice cream scooper fill the cupcake liners about 3/4 full with batter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes until the cupcakes are golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

cool completely on a wire rack. Frost with homemade peanut butter frosting. (recipe below)

a peanut butter lovers dream!!!!

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

2/3 - cup shortening, I use Crisco
1  1/2 - cups granulated sugar
3 - eggs
1 - cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 - cup milk
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
2 - teaspoon 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 scoop 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 - 16 oz box powdered sugar
1 - stick butter, softened (1/2 cup)
1/2 - cup creamy peanut butter
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
3 - 4 tablespoon milk
Reeses pieces for garnish

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.

Recipe yields: 12 cupcakes 
Recipe source: Me Maws Mania

If you're pressed for time you can make a Peanut Butter Sheet Cake instead of cupcakes. I have done this several times and it's a huge time saver. I baked mine in a 12x18 inch sheet cake pan with a rim. Grease and flour the pan and add the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes. When cool frost with peanut butter frosting and add sprinkles or Reeses pieces. 


Stephanie said…
Yummmm, in my family we're all peanut butter lovers! Those look so delicious and I can almost taste that peanut butter frosting!
Michelle said…
These look so good! I want some now!
Heidi said…
We are all peanut butter fans here. I can't wait to try these cup cakes. I really need to get me a copy of that cook book. Where did you find yours?
Tina Butler said…
Heidi I got my copy at Bass Pro Shop for around $21. You can purcashe the book online as well. I included the link in my post so click on that and it will take you to it. I emaled Mary this morning she is Mema to tell her how much i love the recipes in her book. This is definitly a book to purchase. I have very few cookbooks that have lots of recipes i can make in them, this has so many.
sherri said…
I am a peanut butter lover, so this could easily become my favorite cupcake recipe!
Shelby said…
Those are some awesome looking cupcakes! Great photos!
Kelley said…
I LOVE PB! Can't wait to try these!
Caroline said…
Oh, those look so good! I love the photo of all the cupcakes on the cake plate - they look so cute. Good idea to add the Reeses Pieces too! I'll have to make these.
Ingrid_3Bs said…
They look great! I love the cake stand, too!
Tina, another great recipe from the Master. You are so cool. Who doesn't like Reeses on anything. They took your super cupcakes over the top.
Miti said…
Yum!! That looks so good. I love your blog. I found you when I stumbled upon Blogoversary. Congrats on your one year coming up! I was scrolling through and saw Paula Deen. I love her! I also saw that you mentioned Tres Leches in one of your posts. I'm originally from Costa Rica and that's one of our family deserts. I can tell this is one blog that I'm gonna love following.
Anonymous said…
These look great. I love peanut butter! What a pretty plate they're sitting on, too.
Oh yum. These look great.
Amy said…
Oh my gosh! I had to comment by saying "YUM!!!!"
I adore peanut butter and will be making these this weekend!!!
Thank you for all the great recipes!I love coming here!
Nardeeisms said…
Happy Blogoversary - ~Nards~
They look waaaaaaaay too yummy!

Happy blogoversary!
Oh my goodness those look good! I may try these later on :)
Bunny said…
These won't last long at my house either, I have a house full of peanut butter lovers!
I made Peanut Butter Cup Cakes for my daughter's b'day last week too. I also just had a good laugh looking at your pics for your beer can chicken post! You've inspired me to put it on my shopping list for the weekend. Thanks for this great blog!
Michelle said…
I made your German Chocolate Cheesecake. You have the best recipes!
Display homes said…
i justy want to tastse you butter frosting looks so yummy i your blog..
Tina Butler said…
Vanilla & Thyme, your PB & Chocolate cupcakes look so good to. I laugh everytime i see that chicken sitting on top of that beer can. Its funny looking, but so delicious all at the same time.
I do not know how I discovered your blog, but I am so thankful that I did. My visit has been so enjoyable, and I have learned a lot from my short time here. I will be back.
Your cupcakes looks so delicious
nora@ffr said…
soo creative and looking delicious.. peanut butter my kids fav.. gonna try out this cake soonn.. thanx for sharing
Michelle said…
I ordered this cookbook!
Tina Butler said…
Michelle I hope you liked the German Chocolate Cheesecake!!! You wont be disapointed on the cookbook order. Tons of great recipes.
Lara said…
This is my first time here to your blog and I'm loving all the great recipes here. This one in particular is exactly the kind of thing my family would go gaga over!
Shawna said…
These look amazing!!!! YUM!
Jennifer said…
I just made these and yum!! I can't believe how good the frosting is - I used butter instead of margarine because it was what I had but otherwise followed the recipe to a "t". My kids are in heaven!!
Tina Butler said…
jennifer I dont think the change of butter would hurt anything. I was licking that frosting right out of the bowl myself. It is a heavenly cupcake. I am so glad you and your kiddos liked them.
Disneypal said…
I have been looking for a peanut butter cupcake with peanut butter frosting for months (mostly have found choc. cupcakes with PB frosting). I cannot wait to try these - love being able to print a printable version of it. Your blog is fantastic.
Anonymous said…
what should the temperature of the oven be for the peanut butter cupcakes?
Tina Butler said…
Sorry about that sometimes that happens. All fixed it was 350 degrees.
Anonymous said…
thank you for letting me know! I just put the first batch in the oven! I'm so excited!
Tina Butler said…
I am excited for you. The frosting is to die for. Make sure to watch them every oven is different so it might not be the full 20-25 minutes. I have a new covection oven and things bake in almost half the time stated, so I have to watch my recipes now. Are you adding any goodies to the top?? let me know how you like the cupcakes.
Anonymous said…
The cupcakes were AMAZING! I did put the reese's pieces on top. They were so yummy. I had some friends over and everyone went nuts over the cupcakes. Thank you so much!!
Anonymous said…
This is really a very complicated recipe.
But it looks great and a I think it’s also delicious.
I have one of my own, with watermelon, but it is a joke.
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Cupcake Tuesday! Hope to see you back!
Dorothy Eileen said…
Wow, this is great! I was especially looking for a quick and easy peanut butter frosting and I tried this and it tastes delicious and it spreads perfectly; thank you so much!
Anonymous said…
Hi there I made the peanut butter cupcakes and I must say they are a love em' or hate em' type. As I gorged on so much batter during the making stage by the time they were done I couldn't eat any till later!

I made them for a end of term party at University and some people went crazy for them but as my lovely lecturer exclaimed 'there are horrible' so I depends on your love for peanut butter.

As I'm English I was wary of the raw eggs in the icing mixture, made its just a me thing not an English thing, but anyway I had a hard time getting the icing thick enough to squeeze and shape. Probably as I didn't follow it that well.

I would suggest, if you follow the recipe, lots of hots drinks to go with them as you can get a dry mouth. If you didn't want them so strong maybe half the peanut butter and add some banana or something.

Thank you this recipe. Easy to follow apart from some of the american words I had to research, but overall very well done!

Pancakes are tomorrow, I'll report back! xXx
Tina Butler said…
Anonymous, as I'm English I was wary of the raw eggs in the icing mixture, made its just a me thing not an English thing, but anyway I had a hard time getting the icing thick enough to squeeze and shape. Probably as I didn't follow it that well.

I am a bit confused as there are no raw eggs in the icing recipe. I dont know if this is the correct recipe you are commenting on. If you added raw eggs to the icing/frosting that is incorrect and that is why your frosting didnt set up.
Sarah said…
Wow. I made these today for a Cake Walk at my daughter's school carnival..yum! Whoever ends up with these is a LUCKY winner! (We saved a few for home consumption too, because they are amazing)

Thank you for this great recipe :)
Home Builders said…
I just went to lick my computer screen. These look amazing... I'm drooling :)
What a lovely cup cakes and look so delicious, yummy.... thanks for the recipe, now I can make my own peanut butter cup cake.
Karen said…
I made this cake for Thanksgiving and it turned out soo delicious! :)

Thank you for sharing!!!
CrisM said…
My husband and I just made these cupcakes and they are incredible. I cut the sugar down to one cup because my frostings are usually super sweet. These cupcakes are good enough to eat naked! Super peanut butter flavor, light, fluffy, and a definite keeper. Thanks!
Michelle said…
I have to tell you, my mom used to make my birthday cakes peanut butter with the peanut butter frosting every year because I just love peanut butter. She used to make them with a white cake mix (mix it as directed on box) then she would add peanut butter to the cake mix till it tasted the way she wanted it to. She would bake it as normal and then she would take white frosting in a can ( I think she used two cans) she would then put the frosting in a bowl (all of it) and then add peanut butter to it to taste. Then she would frost the cake as normal. That was it, It was so good I could never wait till my birthday so I could have peanut butter cake with peanut butter frosting. That was the only time she would make it. Love your site, so many fun recipes to try. Thank you for sharing. Michelle.