Friday, October 1, 2010

Fluffernutter Cupcakes

So, I have to admit, I've never had a Fluffernutter sandwich. (Peanut butter on one slice, Marshmallow Fluff on the other slice) Maybe it's because I grew up in the midwest (The sandwich seems to be a New England favorite - probably because Marshmallow Fluff is made in Lynn, Massachusetts). However, these cupcakes sounded delicious to this peanut butter loving gal. And they definitely were!


Peanut Butter Cupcakes (From Cupcake Rehab)

2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/3 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup peanut butter chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners, or grease and flour cups.

In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar, oil and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter alternately with the milk.

Mix in the peanut butter chips until completely combined. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups.

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

Marshmallow Butter Cream

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup flour
16oz container Marshmallow Fluff

Beat butter & 1 cup of the sugar until light. Add 1/2 of the fluff, and beat until combined. Add the other 1/2 of the fluff, again mixing until combined. Beat in flour, and an additional 1-2 cups of the sugar until it is the sweetness & consistency you prefer.



  1. Since I hate all things marshmallow, I plan to make the cupcakes and use a peanut butter mocha icing instead. What cookie did you use for decoration? I'm guessing it's peanut butter something. :-)

  2. Fluff-a-nutters rock the world! Of course I'm from New England and once transplanted to the Midwest got very odd looks from some when the subject came up over dinner one night. You must make one.... use crunchy peanut butter.

  3. Carole - They are Nutter Butter Cookies (the small, $1-$2 boxes have circular cookies instead of the traditional peanut shaped cookies).

  4. Mmmm - these look amazing. I recently got a jar of Fluff imported (we're in Scotland) to introduce my kids to it and I got some Nutter Butter cookies to try for the first time and absolutely loved them.
    Next time I order some US stuff, I would love to try these out.