My dad LOVES peanut butter. Peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter on toast. Peanut butter and syrup. That's right, peanut butter and syrup. As in pancake syrup. One of those delicacies I remember from my childhood. Peanut butter mixed together with pancake syrup, served with white bread. I haven't had that one in a long time. So for his birthday, I wanted to make a dessert that screamed peanut butter without screaming peanut butter and syrup. (Ewww, that sounds so gross now that I'm old.) So I decided on Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes. That would be the triple threat of Peanut Butter cake, Peanut Butter buttercream frosting and topped with Peanut Buttery Reese's Pieces candies. I think you get the message, he loves peanut butter. Happy Birthday Daddy!
|Happy Birthday Dad!|
|The Triple Peanut Butter Cupcake Party|
|Cream shortening and sugar together.|
|Add peanut butter and mix until creamy.|
Alternate adding flour mixture
|And milk mixture.|
|Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 full|
|Bake about 25 minutes or until golden.|
Cool completely before frosting.
|Combine powdered sugar and butter.|
|Add vanilla, peanut butter and milk.|
Beat until fluffy and desired consistency.
|Frost cooled cupcakes.|
|Garnish with Reese's Pieces.|
|Enjoy! It beats peanut butter and syrup,|
but just barely according to my dad!