I MADE A DOUBLE BATCH, 1 batch for my husband to take to work and 1 batch for me to take to work. THEY were a hit, My husbands boss took 5 to take home to his family and asked for the recipe. And my co-works kept repeating Lori have I told you how good these cupcakes are?
They are requested often. I have made a chocolate version also.
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.
I saw this recipe and had to make it. I thought it would appeal to most people. I made them and brought them to work the next day. At first, I didn't get much feedback but the next day people were raving about them. If you just like a basic cupcake this isn't your choice but if you like a tasty treat this will fill the bill. I put a little extra milk in the frosting so I could pipe it out of a pastry bag and they looked professional. I also used Polaner All Fruit Seedless Raspberry for the jelly.
I made these cupcakes for a party which included kids of all ages. To add to the fun about half the batter was used to make regular sized cupcakes and the rest small 2-bite mini cupcakes. Since this was rather last minute, except for the butter, my creations were made with all non-fat or reduced fat ingredients as that is what I have in the house. The cake was delicious and I forsee making it again with fresh fruit for more formal occasions. Its the kind of cake that holds up well to additions but enough good flavor and texture to stand on its own. The highlight was the fantastic peanut butter frosting. Incredibly creamy and delicious. Totally sinful and decadent. Worked really well in this recipe, but should be considered for other cakes such as a dark chocolate cake. I did add a touch of salt which elevated the peanut flavor. The cupcakes themselves were a huge hit and while the minis were a bit more labor intensive than I planned, they were by far more popular. Everyone had fun grabbing one and trying to guess what kind of jelly was inside. (I did some with grape jelly, some with strawberry preserves, and the rest blackberry jam. Such a clever idea. Thanks!
Wonderful flavor...cupcake AND icing. Maybe my sugar loving children will say otherwise, but I had way too much frosting leftover. Next time, I'll probably cut that recipe it in half.
I love this cupcake recipe, it is perfect for any filling to be used. Instead of filling it with jelly or jam, I had some strawberry pastry filler that needed to be used up so I filled the cupcakes before baking. Then I iced them with powdered sugar icing. They are DELICIOUS! Next time I will follow the recipe, which I'm sure they will be gobbled up. Thanks for sharing.