I’m excited to present cupcake #27! After lots of chocolate cupcakes, I thought it was time to switch things up a bit and try something a little different. So here it is. A peanut butter cupcake with a homemade strawberry jam filling then topped with more peanut butter frosting. Oh my.
This cupcake recipe is from Christy at The Girl Who Ate Everything blog. How catchy is that blog name? Christy is originally from Mesa (only 20 minutes away from my house), and is one of 10 children. Christy has all kinds of great recipes on her site and is a self taught cook who loves to modify recipes for her husband and 4 children. I’m looking forward to making many of her recipes that I bookmarked while my cupcakes were baking!
The cupcakes were unique with a bread-like consistency and the flavor was divine. They weren’t too sweet, which was perfect because they are filled with jam. You can choose either grape or strawberry jam. I chose to use my homemade strawberry jam. Amazing. This strawberry jam has quickly become a family favorite.
The frosting was perfect. And how cute is just a little garnish of jam and a mini nutter butter? They were almost too cute to eat. Well almost… And yes, a glass of cold milk is the perfect companion to these yummy treats.
Now here is the funniest part of the day. I waited too late in the day to bake these cupcakes, so I had run out of natural light in my kitchen, so I was trying to take pictures outside on my front patio. The first pictures I downloaded were mediocre at best, so while I was tending to the kids, I asked Jeff to take the cupcakes back outside and see if he could grab a decent picture before the sun went down. He reluctantly agreed.
I downloaded several pictures that he took and started laughing hysterically. They reminded me of the Viagra commercials where I scratch my head and ask,”Why would you be naked out in the meadow in an old bathtub? Wouldn’t the water get cold?”
So this picture reminds me of the cupcake you would eat after having Viagra whoopie out in the meadow!
So thanks to my Jeff for the good laugh and to Christy, for the terrific recipe!
Blessings sweet friends – Jenny
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Story of the 52 cupcakes:
I am making 52 cupcakes this year in honor of my chemotherapy buddy. When we were undergoing chemotherapy, people would bring cupcakes and other treats to the chemotherapy “lounge”. We would smile, laugh, and talk about how we were so nauseous and that all we could eat was saltine crackers and Sprite. We were glad that our family and friends were comforted by them though.My friend said, “If we survive this disease, we should eat a different cupcake every week for the rest of our lives.” My friend did not survive. So in honor of him, I am making a different cupcake every week for a year. Every time I make a new cupcake and lick my fingers, I think of him and his zest for life. So in honor of my friend and all cancer patients, I challenge you to eat a cupcake today and remember to always lick your fingers.
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