Vanilla Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

This week there is a theme, cupcakes and peanut butter. With that there is really not much to explain but instead I would just like to introduce you to another lovely recipe combining both of these things! Here is my recipe for Vanilla Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting:


  • 100g of Plain Flour
  • 100g of Sugar
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 175g of Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 75g of Icing Sugar
  • 75g of Peanut Butter
  • 12 Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Vanilla Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Vanilla Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Prepare your bun tin with your paper cake cases for later
  3. Sift the sugar into a bowl and add 100g of the butter then cream together until smooth
  4. In a separate bowl sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together
  5. Then slowly add the dry mixture to the creamed butter mix until crumbly
  6. Add the 2 eggs and whisk until smooth
  7. Pour the mixture evenly into the cake cases
  8. Bake in the oven for 16-18 minutes
  9. Once cooked allow to cool thoroughly
  10. Once cool sift the icing sugar into a bowl
  11. Then add the final 75g of butter and cream until smooth
  12. Add the peanut butter to the mix and stir until combined
  13. Use a pallet knife or icing bag to decorate the top of the cupcakes with the frosting
  14. Then pop a peanut butter cup on the top to finish!

These Vanilla Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting were a lot less sickly than when I used chocolate cupcakes so I would definitely say that these are a firm favourite of mine at the moment, not that with a wedding coming up I should be eating cupcakes! Oops! I will just have to make sure there lots of people around to eat them so I can keep on baking, and having one of course!


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