I came across a bottle of PB & J Vodka and knew I wanted to do something really fun with it. I decided to take two things that are really bad for you, fried foods & booze and make a really awesome dessert out of it. Fried PB&J sandwiches are sold at carnivals & street fairs nationwide. I took that concept and did a cupcake version with a PB&J vodka shot on top. 

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

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Ingredients & Prep:


1 box Vanilla Cake Mix

1/2 cup Peanut Butter- not crunchy

1 jar seedless jelly- 1 spoonful per cupcake

Fry Batter: 

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. 

twighahn2 years ago
should serve these at the texas state fair contest of deep fried foods
bajablue2 years ago
These cupcakes look delicious... but what I really want to taste is that vodka! ;-D
It looks very delicious.
lmnopeas (author)  susanchen20112 years ago
Thank you! They were extremely delicious!
A deep fried cupcake!!! I thought I'd seen everything deep fried that could be. This is just a genius idea :)
lmnopeas (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks Penolopy! :)
sunshiine2 years ago
clever idea! Thanks for sharing.
lmnopeas (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thank you!
mikeasaurus2 years ago
Oh my, this is crazyamazing!
lmnopeas (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
Thanks! They are definitely worth the calories!