Peanut Butter Cupcakes


My babysitter used to make these peanut butter cupcakes for us. We gobbled them down within 5 minutes!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
24 cupcakes


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

  3. In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, peanut butter, and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients alternately with milk. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
11g Fat
25g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 5g
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 170mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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