These are perfectly good without the shot, but it definitely adds to the fun. For a different version, you could also make a spiked version of the frosting with the PB&J vodka. For a kid friendly and non-alcoholic version, obviously just leave out the shot.
Step 1: Ingredients & Prep
1 box Vanilla Cake Mix
1/2 cup Peanut Butter- not crunchy
1 jar seedless jelly- 1 spoonful per cupcake
Recipe from thekitchn
4 large eggs
2 2/3 cups milk
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
5 cups AP flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 Gallon Canola or Peanut Oil
Peanut Butter Frosting:
Recipe from BrownEyedBaker
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 bottle Van Gogh PB&J Vodka
Small Shot Glasses
3 Tbsp Jelly for top of cupcakes after frosting.
Step 2: Bake the Cupcakes
This gives the cupcakes a perfect, subtle peanut butter taste, similar to a Nutter Butter cookie.
Allow the cupcakes to cool and then place them in the freezer for at least 30-45 minutes.