FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011
I love Peanut Butter! I mean, who doesn’t? I guess with the exception of those who are allergic, and those who are crazy! Peanut butter has a long standing place in my heart. I can still remember spending a lot of time with my grandparents as a little girl. During the week, it was just my grandma & I because my grandpa drove truck during the week. So, for lunches we usually had Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches. It was almost a ritual with us, and my grandma knew I could eat pb & j pretty much every meal and be happy. I still remember the brand she used: Peter Pan and she always bought the big, gigantic 64 ounce containers that as a child I thought was amazing! In my mind, I can still hear the jingle of the commercial: “Peter Paaaaaan Peanut Buttah!!” so silly! I think it’s where the other jingle “Peanut, Peanut butter, & JELLY!” came from. A little steal from the Peanut butter that was popular in the 80’s. You can still buy Peter Pan brand, but unfortunately it just doesn’t have the taste I like as an adult.
Now I buy Smucker’s Natural Creamy with Honey. Sure, I have to stir it and it can be a pain but oh is it worth all the extra effort! I highly recommend using it in the Peanut Butter frosting that this recipe calls for.
I am obsessed with cupcakes, I think it’s just a thing we’re all going through right now but honestly, I have always loved cupcakes. As a kid, I remember these plastic toys I had and one was a plain cupcake then you could top it with frosting and a cherry, kind of Mr. Potato Head gone girly toy. I wish I could remember what they were called, but a Google search didn’t help. Let me know if you know what I am talking about! Anyway, I’m known to do these completely homemade and then sometimes I play it easy and use store-bought for some things and homemade for others so it’s half & half. I debated on giving you guys a chocolate cake recipe and all that but honestly, I did not do a homemade cake with my version. I bought a Duncan Hines cake mix and I used that instead so that’s what I would recommend here. So, enjoy these cupcakes! They were a HUGE hit and I have had a ton of requests for them since. The peanut butter frosting truly is the best I have ever had!
1 Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake Mix