Peanut Butter Buttermilk Cupcakes

by jerseygirl on May 27, 2009 · 42 comments

It has just been pure craziness around here. T ball games, cub scout parties, karate, school concerts, book fairs and the list goes on and on! We were able to relax a bit this past weekend so we spent time barbecuing and swimming at the neighbors pool. My eleven year old daughter wanted to make a dessert without any help from me. So she baked these delicious, kid friendly cupcakes.

They are very simple to make. Just take your favorite vanilla or white cake mix and substitute buttermilk for the water called for on the box instructions. Bake as usual and then make this delicious frosting which my daughter pulled off of If you don’t want to use boxed mix, click here for a vanilla buttermilk cupcake recipe. The frosting is so creamy and so good! It’s the type that you just want to eat with a spoon. I’m not talking teaspoon, I’m talking tablespoon. I won’t even tell you how many cupcakes I ate.

My daughter did a really nice job with the cupcakes and everyone loved them!

Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 TBS milk, or as needed

Place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer. Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick and spreadable. Beat for at least 3 minutes for it to get good and fluffy.
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Pam May 27, 2009 at 10:54 am

What a great idea…my kids would love these cupcakes.

Laurie May 27, 2009 at 11:00 am

Your daughter did a wonderful job on those cupcakes! They are beautiful, and I’m sure they were scrumptious.

Now that my kids are a bit older, I have to say I don’t miss May Madness…

mikky May 27, 2009 at 11:26 am

wow, these are finger-lickin’ good… 🙂

biz319 May 27, 2009 at 12:02 pm

She did a great job!

The end of the school year can be so hectic – only a couple weeks to go!

My daughter will be a senior in high school in the fall, and her senior pictures are already scheduled for June 11!

Time flies! 😀

♥Rosie♥ May 27, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Lisa these cupcakes are truly gorgeous! Love the idea of PB and buttermilk they must so light and moist.

Mary May 27, 2009 at 12:33 pm

What a great idea. Not only do you have a budding cook on your hands, she also does a really, really nice job. Have a wonderful day. Mary

That Girl May 27, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I can remember the exact date of the last time I made cupcakes…it was months ago. I’ll have to make some again soon.

FitFoodie May 27, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Peanut Butter frosting…I love it! What a yummy treat 🙂

Sara May 27, 2009 at 3:24 pm

These look delicious! I especially love the sound of the peanut butter frosting.

Lynda May 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm

The cupcakes look great! Your daughter did a wonderful job and peanut butter frosting would be hard to pass up!I’m sure they were delicious.

Katherine Aucoin May 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm

These wouldn’t last long at my house. They look so creamy and delicious!

teresa May 27, 2009 at 4:38 pm

I love it, these look wonderful!

Mrs. L May 27, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Yum, peanut butter. Tell your daughter great choice!

Andrea May 27, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Before reading your post I scrolled down the icing recipe and thought, do I really need to make the cupcakes, or can I just eat the icing with a spoon? Ha, ha! Looks so good!

kat May 27, 2009 at 6:24 pm

I love buttermilk in cupcakes, it just adds that little something extra

Kerstin May 27, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Love that PB frosting! Your daughter did a fantastic job!

HoneyB May 27, 2009 at 7:45 pm

I love peanut butter frosting! How nice your daughter did these on her own!

Debbie May 27, 2009 at 7:51 pm

What a great job your daughter did on the cupcakes…they look wonderful!

Heather May 27, 2009 at 8:08 pm

mmm. nick and i love peanut butter in our baked goods. these look delish!

Robin Sue May 27, 2009 at 8:21 pm

That’s a nice and easy frosting! Thanks for sharing!

Bunny May 27, 2009 at 8:50 pm

You daughter did a fantastic job making these cuppies!!

Jamie May 27, 2009 at 8:50 pm

That peanut butter frosting looks so good. I love anything peanut butter. I’ll have to get my 2 daughters to make us a batch. Your daughter did a great job.

Patsyk May 27, 2009 at 10:03 pm

They look great! That is a great way to let her get started in the kitchen on her own. I’ll have to remember this when my boys want to jump and make something on their own.

Chef Fresco May 27, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Yum yum! Peanut butter is my favorite, these look delish!

Display homes May 27, 2009 at 11:15 pm

i love cakes if includes butter as part of the ingredients

Katrina May 27, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Ooh, yum–peanut butter! Looks like she did a great job!

the ungourmet May 28, 2009 at 12:19 am

Those looks delicious! My family is a family of PB lovers. We must make these. :0)

Bridgett May 28, 2009 at 11:49 am

Oh wow, your daughter did a perfect job! My little one wants to cook and bake all the time, but being 7 and in the kitchen on her own is quite scary for mommy! These cupcakes look and sound amazing.

Clumbsy Cookie May 28, 2009 at 1:43 pm

What a wonderful job she did indeed! I guess you’re teaching her well!!!

Allie May 28, 2009 at 4:08 pm

She’ll be taking over in the kitchen in no time! My hubby loves peanut butter flavors so I can’t wait to make these!

Chef Jeena May 28, 2009 at 6:06 pm

I bet the frosting was so creamy and nutty.

Cathy May 28, 2009 at 11:11 pm

I hear you – I think that May is even crazier than December when you have kids in the house! These cupcakes look delicious – what a yummy, kid friendly idea!

Aggie May 29, 2009 at 1:12 pm

PB is such a weakness of mine… these cupcakes are calling my name!

Dawn May 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Oh Lisa I must try these! You know my love for pb is endless…

Veronica May 29, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Lovely looking cupcakes…this time of year is so crazy! My girl would love the peanut butter frosting!

Leslie May 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Very awesome that your daughter made these! YUM

Paula May 31, 2009 at 12:16 am

Your daughter did a terrific job! I like her choice, too! What a great idea to substitute buttermilk (yum!) and that frosting sounds so yummy! Hope the relaxing days of summer arrive soon!

Elyse May 31, 2009 at 12:58 am

These cupcakes look awesome. Your daughter did a great job! I’m loving that PB frosting. Yum! Love your blog; I’m so glad to have found it! Can’t wait to keep reading more.

Sharon May 31, 2009 at 8:34 pm

What a great idea to jazz up a boxed mix!

♥peachkins♥ June 3, 2009 at 9:55 pm

I am such a peanutbutter fan but I don't really know how to bake. maybe I can try this one of these days..

retail jobs June 4, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Thanks fot the recipe 🙂

Ghislaine June 10, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Thanks for the recipe!!! These look really good! I made red velvet cup cakes last week using this recipe and they turned out really nicely. Instead of using red food coloring I used beet juice.

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