Peanut Butter + Honey Cupcake Recipe

IMG_6579You asked for it! Here's Emma's recipe for Peanut Butter + Honey Cupcakes… 

Emma's Vanilla Cake, makes 24 cupcakes.

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract, 2/3 cup oil (vegetable, canola or peanut), 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar and 2 cups water. In a large bowl whisk together all the wet ingredients. In a smaller bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients. Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk until just combined, repeat with the second half. *Note: This batter will be very wet, a pourable liquid. Fill lined cupcake pan with batter so cups are 2/3 full. I find it is easiest to pour the batter from a small pitcher or glass measuring cup instead of spooning it into the pan. Bake in a preheated oven to 350 F. Bake for 22-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. This recipes makes very moist cupcakes that can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before consumed. Although they are best the first day.

The Peanut Butter Icing recipe was posted in Cupcake Mixology. You pipe the peanut butter frosting on the cupcakes in a circle and then fill the center with honey. So Delicious! Enjoy.

Mama + papa + baby bear : Baby Shower Detail by A Beautiful MessSee all of Katrina's Honey Themed Baby Shower photos here.♥ 

  • Just tried this recipe tonight. They are Amazing! I think a new favorite! Thanks for sharing!

  • i just made these cupcakes and they are soooooo good!! I substituted sunflower seed butter for peanut butter, because i can’t have peanuts. SO DELICIOUS 🙂

    P.S. also love the blog!

  • I tried baking this today…. and it’s pretty good.. but my only problem is that my cupcakes stuck to the paper cups and unless I turn the cupcake inside out… eating it is almost impossible. I even tried oiling the paper before pouring in the second batch of cupcakes. It didn’t work.. which makes me sad because I really wanted to bake this for my friend before he left to Guam. And the cupcake itself tastes really good too. Is it because I used baking powder instead of baking soda? I accounted for the substitution and used more teaspoons of baking powder… I don’t see how this would affect the stickiness of the cupcake though. Or does it? Hmmm……

    BTW, I really love your blog. I feel challenged to do new things and try new food… 🙂

  • I love this recipe, I had to add it to my moist cupcakes collection on Fandrop. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Yum these look soooo good 🙂
    xo Emilie @

  • These pairs is very useful. Look forward to more of your updates, Also, I made sure to bookmark your website so I can come back later.

  • These pairs is very useful. Look forward to more of your updates, Also, I made sure to bookmark your website so I can come back later.

  • I rarely feel like it is appropriate to just comment on a post with OMG but that’s all my salivating mouth can muster right now.

  • Ahhhh thank you for sharing!!! I can’t wait to try these delicious treats! 🙂

  • This looks fantastic! I’ve been on a honey kick lately and made this little number this past weekend. I MUST try these cupcakes out.

  • I love cupcakes and these look so … Yummy!

  • this looks so beautiful,lovin it,mmmm

  • It might be a little tricky, but I think it’d be so cute to pipe the frosting on in a rough hexagon shape to look like a little honeycomb.

  • It really looks good! I’m always a bit hesitant to try food made with peanut butter because I usually don’t like the taste but I love honey so maybe this combination would work for me!

  • Oh my goodness those cupcakes look so yummy, I love peanut butter! I will definitely have to give these a go! I’m quite hungry now…seriously craving peanut butter :)!

    Rachael xx.

  • these look amazing

  • Yum! would love to make these! look really nice and sound really simple to make too x

  • oh my heavens. I made these with the kids I take care of and my 4 year old said “These are the best cupcakes in the whole world!!!!” – and we all know that 4 year olds are the best cupcake judges….

  • Was hoping this recipe would be posted after seeing the baby shower pics!
    Thanks 🙂

    Becky, K.

  • They look positively scrumptious!

  • In a couple of weeks, we’re having a Vintage Tea Party, for charity, in memory of my mum, who passed away last year. I was planning on making some cupcakes, but haven’t really known what recipe to use. I was hoping something would fall into my lap, and it has. This recipe is perfect, and I can’t wait to get baking! Thank you so much for sharing it!

  • Yumm, and they’re so simple to make. Quite possibly the beset cupcakes going round.

  • Wow, those look delicious… Definitely going to have to try those out! xx

  • Hi,I find your blog only now, is so inspiring, I really like it and the recipe seems so good !!

  • I literally said, “Yay!” out loud. I really wanted the recipe for these but didn’t want to be too cheeky and ask for it.


    Talia Christine

  • Wow this sounds amazing and the photos are gorgeous! Like Cheyenne, I’m happy that this recipe is vegan-friendly.

  • Enough with the amazing recipes. 😉 They are just too delicious!

  • It’s nice to find a good recipe that does not require eggs. I may give these a shot.

  • god bless you girls for turning one of my all time favorite snacks into a cupcake…. dangerous!

  • Oh I was SO hoping you would post this recipe! It sounds so fantastic. I may have to add something chocolate in there to make it extra extra yummy.

    Thanks for sharing!


  • I am always looking for a new recipe for the snack of my kids after school. I don’t want them to be bored to what I prepared for them that’s why I’ll make sure that it is something new and delicious.

  • How delicious! How do you all manage to stay so tiny with all of this good food coming out of your kitchens all the time??

  • bookmarked! My husband is a peanut butter and honey fanatic:)

  • Thank you so much for this!

    Will be sure to test it out!

  • Looks so tasty! Definitely need to try this out asap! My whole mouth is watering just looking at the photos!

    Quick question though if anyone knows the answer whats 350F in Degrees Celsius?

  • I would never have paired peanut butter and honey, but could be tempted to try this…


  • Q: I think many vegans avoid honey, but maple syrup could be a good alternative.
    A: Sorry, to clarify, she was talking about the cupcake… not the icing or the honey.

    Q: Sugar is actually not vegan. It’s processed with bone char. They do have special vegan sugars that aren’t at Whole Foods, etc. Just FYI!
    A: Ok… We are not vegan and we do not have any information about this so I removed the part saying the recipe was vegan. 🙂 I’ll leave this up to individuals to determine. Thanks.

  • Yum! looks so gooooood!!!


  • This looks absolutely scrumptious! And they’re vegan! Even better 🙂

    xoxo Sarah

  • Omg I am a sucker for anything with peanut butter these look amazing. Is it wrong that I want to make a batch of the peanut butter frosting & just go at it with a spoon?!

  • Sugar is actually not vegan. It’s processed with bone char. They do have special vegan sugars that aren’t at Whole Foods, etc. Just FYI!

  • I love that this recipe is Vegan! Emma, you always have the best recipes. I love it.

  • delicious! although i’ve never been good at piping cupcakes,
    i might have to give it another try!
    xo, cheyenne

  • One of my boys are allergic to eggs. I have to try this! Pinning recipe for tomorrow’s naptime. Thank you so much for posting!
    p.s. Your blog is beautiful and inspiring!

  • Peanut butter and honey is my favorite sandwich! And like most people, I love cupcakes. Thank you for posting this recipe.

  • YUM!!! Love the looks of this recipe. I can’t wait to give it a try!

  • These look amazing! I’ve been trying to eat more healthy food recently but I’m allowing myself a treat now and then and these look perfect.

  • I think many vegans avoid honey, but maple syrup could be a good alternative. They look delish!

  • I’m so intrigued by using peanut oil in a cupcake! It would also be so cute to pipe the frosting in hexagons before filling them with honey to make a little hive!

  • eek I’ve been hoping you;d put this recipe up. Thanks and can’t wait to try it 🙂 Not that my waistline needs anymore cake!

  • 2 of my favourite things in one and it’s a cupcake??! Pinch me! Those 3 squeezey bears are adorable too. so much goodness in one post 🙂

  • Oh my – you really need to stop this, I already have eaten myself through this summer..! 😀

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