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Deep Fried PB&J Shot Cupcakes

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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. 


cheers!
 
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Step 1: Ingredients & Prep

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Ingredients & Prep:

Cake:


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


Fryer:

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

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Make the cupcakes according to the package directions, adding half a cup of peanut butter to the mix before incorporating all the ingredients. 

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. 

Step 3: Fill Cupcakes with Jelly

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To fill the cupcakes with jelly, you need to flip the cupcakes over and use the spongy side. Use a pairing knife to carve a small circular whole out of the cake. Spoon the jelly into the cake and place the top back on. It's o.k. if some of the jelly seeps out.


 
twighahn1 year ago
should serve these at the texas state fair contest of deep fried foods
bajablue1 year ago
These cupcakes look delicious... but what I really want to taste is that vodka! ;-D
It looks very delicious.
lmnopeas (author)  susanchen20111 year 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 Bulnick1 year ago
Thanks Penolopy! :)
sunshiine1 year ago
clever idea! Thanks for sharing.
lmnopeas (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thank you!
Oh my, this is crazyamazing!
lmnopeas (author)  mikeasaurus1 year ago
Thanks! They are definitely worth the calories!