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peanut butter cupcake on white pedestal

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 30 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Peanut Butter Cupcakes are packed with delicious peanut butter flavor. Once you try one, you'll gobble up the whole batch!


Units Scale
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • pinch of salt



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners, or grease and flour cups.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar, oil, applesauce, and peanut butter until light and fluffy.

  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter alternately with the milk.

  4. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups, almost to the top (cupcakes do not rise much).

  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top of the cupcakes spring back when lightly pressed. Cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost once completely cool.


  • Spoon batter almost to the top of the cupcake pan, batter does not rise much.

Keywords: peanut butter cupcakes

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