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

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. 

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

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