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Another of my PAC 2006 picks. Wow, these were great! I have to be honest, I was a little worried about the cake part, because I usually prefer cake-mix cakes (sometimes from-scratch cake is heavy and dry). What a nice surprise! These were so good! I had some cake flour, so I subbed that for the all-purpose. I doubled the cupcake recipe (per recommendation) and got exactly 32 cupcakes (more kudos for this, since oftentimes my yield for cookies and cupcakes is not exactly as specified). I did find that I probably could have reduced the jelly by half a cup for a double recipe, but maybe I just didn't fill all the cupcakes enough. The frosting was also incredible -- so light and fluffy, unlike any peanut butter frosting I've tried before. I didn't know how I felt about chocolate with peanut butter and jelly, so I passed on the chocolate chips. For decoration, I just put a little squirt of the remaining grape jelly on top of each frosted cupcake (kinda like a cherry on top). You weren't kidding about the frosting recipe making so much, I still had about 3/4 cup left over after frosting the 32 cupcakes, and I even mounded the frosting on! Of course, seeing that it's a Food Network recipe, they probably intended the frosting to be piled on like bakery cupcakes (nice, but tough to transport without destruction). I will definitely be making these again (especially if my coworkers aka my favorite guinea pigs have anything to say about it). Thanks for posting!
I have not yet tried these, but they look,and sound good.. Next time the grandchildren come, I will for sure.Muggy