Peanut Butter Cupcakes


Welcome to my guide on how to make delicious peanut butter cupcakes! These are perfect for any occasion, and are sure to be a hit with family and friends. I’ll walk you through everything you need to know, from the ingredients to the potential changes and improvements you can make. I’ll also share some common mistakes to avoid, and include nutritional information and allergens. Let’s get started!


– 225g self-raising flour
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 150g caster sugar
– 125g unsalted butter, softened
– 2 eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 100g smooth peanut butter


1. Preheat your oven to 190°C (170°C fan) and line a muffin tin with 12 cases.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the self-raising flour, baking powder and caster sugar.

3. Add the softened butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

4. Beat the eggs and vanilla extract together, then add to the bowl and mix until everything is combined.

5. Add the smooth peanut butter and mix until combined.

6. Divide the mixture evenly between the 12 cases and bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

7. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

Potential changes & improvements

– For a more indulgent treat, you could add chocolate chips or chunks to the mixture before baking.
– If you’re not a fan of peanut butter, you could try using another nut butter instead.
– If you want a less sweet cupcake, you could reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe.

What other food it works well with

These cupcakes go great with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee.

Common Mistakes

– Be careful not to overmix the batter, as this will result in tough cupcakes.
– Make sure the butter is softened before you start, as this will make it easier to rub in.

Nutritional Information

– Energy: 2155 kJ / 514 kcal
– Fat: 24.4 g
– saturates: 10.8 g
– Carbohydrates: 64.5 g
– sugars: 37.7 g
– Fibre: 1.4 g
– Protein: 8.4 g
– Salt: 0.5 g


– Gluten
– Eggs
– Peanuts

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