Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes Recipe {and Olympic Giveaway}

I’ll admit it, there are some days when all I really want to eat is a PB&J. My kids are the same way and apparently so are a lot of other people, as 30% of Americans say that PB&J is the best choice for comfort food.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes Recipe

PB&J is the simplest food, but there are so many different ways to eat it. Sometimes I like to slice a little banana on my PB&J, and one friend of mine loves to make it on a health bread with a lot of seeds. Another is cutting down on carbs and she makes hers using apple slices in place of bread!

To double the comfort of PB&J I created this jelly filled cupcake with peanut butter frosting that turned out AMAZING.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes Recipe

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes

Ingredients:

cupcakes:

  • white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 jar of Smucker’s® Natural Red Raspberry Fruit Spread

peanut butter buttercream frosting:

  • 1 stick of butter (½ cup)
  • 1 cup Jif Peanut Butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup milk

Directions:

  1. Make cupcakes according to the box instructions. Let cool.
  2. Use a round 1 - 1.5 inch cutter halfway down the middle of each cupcake and remove the center (making sure not to cut down all the way to the bottom). Fill each “hole”Smucker’s® Natural Red Raspberry Fruit Spread.
  3. Make buttercream frosting by creaming the peanut butter and butter together using an electric mixer until well-blended. Add milk, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar, a little bit at a time, until blended, then beat on high speed until frosting is fluffy.

I’ll definitely be having a few Olympics viewing parties and this dessert will be a perfect snack to serve!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes Recipe

The classic simplicity of PB&J is why it makes such perfect sense for Smucker’s® to help support the US Olympic team.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes Recipe

Smucker’s has also teamed up with Olympic gold medalist gymnast Shawn Johnson, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Conor Dwyer, and Aly Raisman, two-time Olympic gold medalist in  gymnastics, to rally America to show their support and raise funds for Team USA. Unlike most National Olympic Committees, the USOC does not receive government funding, so it relies on the support of the American public to help U.S. athletes stay competitive with the rest of the world and continue to inspire Americans as part of Team USA.

If you want to help Smucker’s share the PB&J love and help support Team USA here’s what you can do:

Between now and August 31, 2016, every time you tweet using #PBJ4TeamUSA and #PromoEntry Smucker’s will donate $1 to the U.S. Olympic Committee in support of our athletes and future U.S. Olympic hopefuls and you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of 18 Grand Prizes.

How to enter:

    • Follow @Smuckers on Twitter
    • Tweet a message about Team USA and Smucker’s and include “@Smuckers” and the hashtags #PBJ4TeamUSA and #promoentry

See official promotion rules here [smuckers.com/olympics/pbj4teamusa
].

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes Recipe

Mom Spark Giveaway

We are giving away Olympic products and a $50 gift card to purchase PB&J supplies to make your own PB&J sandwiches!

How to enter for the chance to win:

  • tweet using @MomSpark and #PBJ4TeamUSA
  • comment on this post with your favorite way to eat PB&J!

This post is sponsored but all love for PB&J and the Olympics is my own!