Do you ever wonder how simple it can be to make your very own cupcakes? YES… homemade cupcakes! Well, let me tell you I decided to tackle it and come to find out it was very very easy. I just had to share it with you. I love the Cupcakes at Publix but they only come in a few selected flavors and after a while I get tired of the same ol’ stuff for everyone’s Birthday or Graduation parties.
This year I decided to do a lot more from scratch cooking, that was my new year’s resolution, remember? I think I’m doing really well by using a lot of fresh ingredients and hardly any box meals. In the end, it really doesn’t take a lot of extra time or effort to make a delicious homemade meal or dessert.
My family loves peanut butter and I’ve made a few different desserts or meals using either the creamy peanut butter or the powder and it has been a staple in our home for so many reasons. Last week for spring break my kids wanted me to make them something sweet and I thought these delicious peanut butter cupcakes would do the trick.
They were so easy to make, just as simple as opening a package and mixing it up you can make these for your family. When you homecook you can always substitute ingredients to make it fit your family and lifestyle. I’ve made these cupcakes using ½ coconut flour and ½ regular flour or I also used the recipe and substitute rice flour to make them gluten-free. The possibilities to dish up a healthier and more rewarding dessert options are endless if you make it yourself.
I like using the base recipe and then changing it up by adding fresh fruit, fruit preserves, or fruit compote to mix under the batter and creating a totally different cupcake. It can be so fun to experiment with flavor, so don’t be scared to give it a try.
I also like to substitute regular sugar for powdered sugar and use a lesser amount, trust me it will be amazing and no one will miss the extra sugar and calories at all. My Bellini Kitchen machine is always a great companion in me creating all these fun recipes and desserts, I love the machine and it makes things so much easier. If you haven’t check it out, I highly recommend it and oh don’t let the steep price tag scare you, it is sooooo worth it. I’ve cooked homemade meals all week in this machine and we create new meals every day. It make these cupcakes perfect, too.
Do you have a favorite cupcake recipe or a secret ingredient that you love to use for your parties and family gatherings? I’d love to hear all about it, leave me a comment below or on Facebook and let’s chat how we can sever homemade goodies to our family and have fun making them.
Don’t forget to pin the recipe for later use when you are in need of a fast and delicious take along for your graduation party or any other fun event this summer.