Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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Calling all peanut butter lovers! Add peanut butter and honey to your cupcakes and frosting to make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cupcakes. So simple and so good!

Calling all peanut butter lovers! Add peanut butter and honey to your cupcakes and frosting to make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cupcakes. So simple and so good!

Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Let me introduce myself. My name is Maddie! 🙂 I feel like I haven’t posted much lately with all my summer activities. We’ve traveled quite a bit this summer, including a trip to DC, Grandma’s house, Michigan and cross country camp. But now that fall is closer than we know it (yay for pumpkin!) and school is starting soon, I’ll hopefully get back into the groove of things and start sharing with you some baking projects I’ve been excited to try!

Calling all peanut butter lovers! Add peanut butter and honey to your cupcakes and frosting to make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cupcakes. So simple and so good!

My first post back from my little break just had to be a peanut butter recipe. When I came home from camp I was introduced to three different types of cupcakes. They weren’t iced. Mom was saving that for me! These Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cupcakes were one of them. You’ll have to wait patiently for the other two.Calling all peanut butter lovers! Add peanut butter and honey to your cupcakes and frosting to make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cupcakes. So simple and so good!

Have you ever toasted bread and put peanut butter and honey inside?  As you were eating it, did the extra honey drip down onto your fingers? That’s what these taste like- but it’s better because it’s in cupcake form. Everything is better in cupcake form. 🙂

Calling all peanut butter lovers! Add peanut butter and honey to your cupcakes and frosting to make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cupcakes. So simple and so good!

This Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cupcake recipe is pretty easy. The cupcakes have a yellow cake mix, peanut butter, honey, eggs, and buttermilk. That’s it! Once the cupcakes are baked, it’s smooth sailing from there. The icing is simply peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, and honey. That’s right…that precious peanut butter & honey combination on the inside and out. Because the frosting doesn’t have cream in it, it will be a bit heavier than our normal peanut butter frosting. It’s not going to be super fluffy and airy.  It’s OK, though…once you taste it, all will be right with the world.

We used an ice cream scoop to scoop a generous amount of frosting on top.  We then spread it around just a bit to make it look fancy, but simple. Put on however much frosting you prefer. I usually prefer a lot, but we put so much frosting on these I just couldn’t bite into it- my mouth was too small. Peanut butter and honey frosting all over my face is no problem!

peanut butter cupcake
peanut butter cupcake

Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

5 from 1 vote
Add peanut butter and honey to your cupcakes and frosting to make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cupcakes. So simple and so good!
Servings 24
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Frosting:

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup honey roasted peanuts coarsely crushed

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the yellow cake mix, peanut butter, honey, eggs and buttermilk. Beat until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  • Place cupcake wrappers in a cupcake pan and scoop the batter evenly into the wrappers, filling about 2/3 of the way full. (I did not want mine to overflow so actually made 26 cupcakes instead of 24.)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until the top of the cupcake bounces back when you touch it.
  • While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the butter and peanut butter until it is creamy and fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar and honey. Beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes until the frosting is well-mixed. (This frosting will not get light and airy because there is no cream in it.)
  • Once the cupcakes are cooled, use an ice cream scoop to place a scoop of frosting on the top of each cupcake. Use a knife to gently spread the frosting out just a bit to the sides. Top with crushed honey roasted peanuts.

Notes

If you don't like much frosting on your cupcakes, feel free to make half a recipe of the frosting so you don't have a lot leftover.

Nutrition

Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.3mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 455

 

 

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
8 years ago

I love spreading peanut butter on toasted english muffins for breakfast, but never tried adding honey. I need these cupcakes.

Cindy Eikenberg
8 years ago

We go through peanut butter around here like crazy, so I can only imagine the happy reactions I’d get if these sweet treats were on the table! These cupcakes look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe – pinning and sharing! Have a fabulous Saturday.

Carrie Pacini
8 years ago

My children would love this. They can never get enough peanut butter.

Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling
8 years ago

These cupcakes look delicious and I LOVE the way you described them! I definitely remember peanut butter & honey toast – I used to eat it all the time! Can’t wait to try it in cupcake form!

Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
8 years ago

Hi Maddie, I love how much frosting these cupcakes have – nice and fluffy looking! Love PB!

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
8 years ago

I’m a sucker for peanut butter …. I love that mound of frosting!! 🙂 Pinning and sharing on FB!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
8 years ago

Um, can I LIVE on that mound of luscious peanut butter frosting? Heaven!!