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Today I’m making Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes for Anya, Inspired by Spy x Family.
I am absolutely loving this anime so far! I was already a huge fan of the manga and I really love how it is being brought to life.
Anya is just the cutest and since she loves peanuts so much, I wanted to make something special just for her! I immediately thought of doing a take on the classic peanut butter and jelly flavour combo since jelly just goes so well with peanuts! So peanut butter & jelly cupcakes for Anya it is!
Given Loid’s baking skills (he seriously is amazing at everything!), I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a treat he actually made for Anya some day. It felt like the perfect fit!
The base of this dessert is a soft and moist peanut butter cupcake. I used chunky peanut butter for this because I wanted to have little bits of peanut in each bite. I filled the cupcakes with a super easy, fresh, and tart strawberry jelly. Finally, I topped the cupcakes with a fluffy peanut butter swiss meringue buttercream that was so smooth and yummy! I wanted the cupcakes to be kawaii like Anya so I even tinted the buttercream pink to match her hair.
I have to say though, the strawberry jelly was probably the star of this dessert! The jam was so bright and complemented the peanut butter so nicely.
And honestly, these came out even better than I had anticipated so I am super happy about them!! This recipe is a fun take on a classic PB & J that I think you should definitely try out. I am definitely a little obsessed with both these cupcakes and the Forger family!
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