My roommate is graduating and moving out! So sad Although I’ve only known her for a semester, I know I’m going to miss her so much. She was a great roommate and an awesome friend – we all hung out together all the time and had a blast.
I noticed that she is all about Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches. She eats them basically everyday. So I thought, why not make her cupcakes? I’m looking for opportunities to bake for others so I can get rid of all of the AP flour and granulated processed sugar I have. I don’t want to use it for myself since I’ve shifted toward more wholesome and cleaner foods. So this was a perfect opportunity.
The cupcakes are actually, accidentally, vegan! My first time making vegan cupcakes and they turned out much different than I expected. The texture was different from a regular cupcake but none of the flavor was sacrificed. The cupcake is a perfect combination of peanut butter and jelly flavors along with deep chocolate. The cupcake part is much more moist and soft than I expected but that makes this dessert taste even more sinful – delicious delight. Good thing I didn’t make a lot cause otherwise I would definitely have had more than one.
CONGRATULATIONS to my gorgeous roommate, Joline! She will knock em dead in DC! I know it.
Side note: Have you entered my giveaway to win a box of PROBAR Fruition Superfood Snacks?? Well do it! There’s still time!
Chocolate PB&J Cupcakes (yield 6)
Adapted from Food.com
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 scant teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup brewed decaf coffee
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup PB2 or peanut flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3-1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- any flavor of reduced-sugar jelly (I used Strawberry) at room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix the dry cupcake ingredients together. Then add the wet ingredients. Mix well.
Spray cupcake liners with oil and fill up 6 cupcake liners in a tin 3/4 of the way up.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool. Carve out the middle with a knife and get it out a spoon. Be careful not to go all the way down, go only about halfway down. Fill the cupcakes with jelly.
In a separate bowl, add PB2 and almond milk together and mix well with a spoon. Begin adding confectioners sugar, by 1/8 cups until it reaches a creamier consistency. Taste to make sure you like the flavor. Add more PB2 to make it more peanutty. Use a spoon to spread some of the icing on the cupcakes.
Stick in the fridge for at least an hour to let the icing set in a bit before eating.
PS. The photo of the cupcake bitten into is taken only after the cupcake being in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Kammie wants to know:
What’s your favorite flavor of jelly for a PB&J?
What’s your least favorite flavor of jelly for a PB&J?
Let me know in the comments below!
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