Comfort Food: Peanut Butter Jelly Style

Now I know I wrote a blog a few months ago about not comfort eating, but this week I have been feeling ill ( who gets colds in the summer! I mean come on!) and I wanted a treat. So… I decided it was ok to bend the rules, in addition these aren’t 100% From Scratch but as I say I am ill so…. it doesn’t count.

Also I always feel so much hungrier when I have a cold so snacks are essential.

I hope none of you are feeling under the weather but if you are whip these up and a guarantee you will feel a bit better. If not you can always get out the vix and cuddle up on the sofa in front of some olympic sport.

Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcakes

I know these might sound very rich, but in fact if you steer clear of ultra creaming icing which this recipe does then they are not sickly and very satisfying.

Makes 20


For Cupcake 

4 oz butter

4oz sugar ( I did 2oz white caster, 2oz light brown)

2 eggs

4 oz self raising flour

6-9 peanut butter cups

strawberry jam

For Icing

4oz butter

4oz peanut butter

14 oz icing sugar

Dash of milk

Grated dark chocolate


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl
  2. Whisk the eggs until they are light and fluffy. Add to the creamed mixture a little at a time until fully combined
  3. Add you flour and stir
  4. Chop the peanut butter cups into small pieces and stir into the mixture.
  5. Spoon the mixture into your cupcake cases and bake for 20 mins
  6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for about 10 mins
  7. Place your Jam in a piping bag and carefully push the nozzle until its about 2cms into the cupcake fill until the jam starts to appear at the top of the cake – do this for each cupcake
  8. Leave to cool completely
  9. For the icing cream the butter and peanut butter together
  10. Sift the icing sugar in and combine, add a dash of milk smooth out the mixture and then pipe or spread icing on to cupcakes
  11. Grate over some dark chocolate then curl up on the sofa and relax

The perfect recipe for a grey summer afternoon (or sunny if you happen to be that lucky).

Enjoy x

4 thoughts on “Comfort Food: Peanut Butter Jelly Style

  1. Please, where can I find Peanut Butter cups? I’ve never heard of them before but the cakes look so delicious and inviting that I long to make them for the Coffee time we have after Church Services on Sundays