Thursday, June 11, 2009

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Sunday we decided to take the kids to the park and have a picnic. I knew this week might be a little hard on them without me being here and we wanted to do something special. The
kids had a great time playing and watching the people fish in the pond. We will definitely be going back for another picnic! When we got home the kids played in the sprinkler and I baked these cupcakes I've been eyeing over at Mommy's Kitchen. Tina always has such great recipes and this was no exception. My peanut butter loving family thought these were great. My Aunt Connie took 2 of them home with her and called from her cell phone to tell me she loved them and didn't think she could wait to eat the next one. She even thought of licking the crumbs from her shirt... that may be a little hard to explain if she got pulled over for swerving :) I'm glad everyone enjoyed them, but even gladder I'm off work til Monday! YAY!

Chase and Daddy. No, this isn't a John Deere advertisement!

Makayla and Sophie enjoying their pizza picnic :)

2/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 16oz box (1lb) powdered sugar
1 stick margarine, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 TBSP milk
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. Fill the muffing liners about 3/4 full with batter(Tina says to use an icecream scooper). Bake for 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. To make frosting 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.


Rachel said...

My family is "peanut butter loving", as well...I guarantee these would be a hit!

Your family is so precious--love the pics! Enjoy your long weekend :)

Melody said...

My little guy loves peanut butter. This would be a fun recipe to try for him.....and me.

Krista said...

Nothin' runs like a Deere!

These cupcakes sound (and look) delicious!

the ungourmet said...

Yum! Love the chocolate shavings too!

Glad you got to spend some family time together. :0)

Katy ~ said...

Cupcakes are such a fun, portable treat, and peanut butter to boot, YUMMY.

Sweet pictures of your family. Everyone looks happy and as if they're having a good time.

The weekends, and family time, are precious.

Denise said...

The more peanut butter, the better, I say.

Donna-FFW said...

Love these heidi. Im going to try them. Your girls are beautiful!!

Willoughby said...

My family loves peanut butter in practically anything! In fact, my son is now addicted to putting melted peanut butter on burgers because I showed him the pic on your blog!!

Your picnic looks like fun. Enjoy your days off!

Mighty M said...

Good morning - visiting from SITS. Those cupcakes look - and sound - delicious!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love peanut butter goodies. These look perfect Heidi! Have a wonderful weekend!

Delectable Dining said...

These are so cute!! Love your picnic pictures-- that's one of our favorite summer activities!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Heidi those are great pictures of you family. Arent those cupcakes just to die for. I loved them and cant wait to try them again. Good Job Girl! Enjoy your time off while you can.

Colleen said...

Oh these look fabulous!

Lynda said...

These look delicious... my peanutbutter loving daughter will flip over these!


Holy Cow! Hahaha Leaving some Friday bloggy love from SITS

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ok those look to die for! YUMMMY I'm so going to make them and then regret it later :).

Thanks for yet another yummy recipe :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

P.S. LOVE the fam pics, wheres mom :)

Lara said...

I've been totally ogling over this recipe and know that it won't be long before we make it too! Yours turned out so pretty too.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear. I love chocolate and PB and these sound fantastic! But not so great for my diet.