First Day of School-Peanut Butter Cupcakes

So today was my youngest son’s first day of “school”-it’s really Mom’s Morning Out-a nursery school atmosphere that takes place once a week. It’s a big step for us though-he’s never even been to daycare. Well, he wanted cake for breakfast. No, I didn’t let him eat cake at 7:00 a.m.-I didn’t have any anyway. But I did make him some peanut butter cupcakes after school.

Cream together 1/3 c butter, 1/2 c peanut butter, and 1 1/4 c packed brown sugar.  Beat in 1 egg and 1 t vanilla extract.  Combine 2 c all purpose flour, 2 t baking powder, 1/2 t salt, and 1/4 t ground cinnamon.  Alternate adding the dry ingredients with 3/4 c  milk.  Bake in muffin tin lined with paper cups at 350 for about 25 min-30 min.  Cool in tin for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

The house smelled incredible while these were baking!!  After his nap we didn’t have time to get frosting made, but tomorrow morning you can bet we will be in the kitchen trying out our new recipe for the week: Burnt butter frosting. The recipe sounds delicious-can’t wait to share!!

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September 8, 2009. Tags: , , , . Cupcake, Uncategorized.

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