Friday, September 24, 2010

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting


I often feel like I am on the constant search for new and exciting recipes that involve bananas.  Bananas that are in need of being used in a baked good seem to always appear in my presence. I'm a lucky girl!

  I love banana bread don't get me wrong.  I have in the past year discovered that the best way to make banana bread is to have a recipe that includes either sour cream or yogurt in it.  Sour cream or yogurt always gives me a nice moist and tasty result to my banana bread.  I am realizing now that I have actually yet to share on my blog my most favorite banana bread recipe.  Gosh, I've got to get my bum in gear in do so! ;-)

In my most recent search for a "new" banana recipe I came upon Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting.  A fun, easy and delightful recipe! The cupcakes were moist with a delicate but perfect banana flavor and the frosting was well, sinfully delish.  I think you will like this recipe as much as I did (and those that I shared the cupcakes with too).

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
(recipe from TK member, thesweetandsalty)

Cupcake Ingredients:


1 1/2 cups sugar

1 stick butter, unsalted - at room temperature

2 whole eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cup flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup buttermilk - I like to make my buttermilk but adding a tsp of lemon juice or vinegar to my measured milk

1 1/4 cup mashed banana - about 3 ripe bananas

Frosting Ingredients:



2 cups powdered sugar

1 stick butter, unsalted - at room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup creamy peanut butter

3 Tbsp milk or 1/2 and 1/2

Cupcake Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line regular (mini or jumbo size is fun too if you wish) size muffin tins with cupcake liners.

2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add in eggs and vanilla extract.  Mix well all together until smooth

3. In a separate medium size bowl combine all dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

4. Alternate adding in the dry ingredients and the buttermilk to the butter/egg mixture. Mix until well combined.

5. Gently fold in mashed bananas into mixture.

6. Scoop batter into lined muffin tins.  You want to fill the cups about 2/3's of the way full. 

7. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool completely before frosting.

Peanut Butter Frosting Directions:

1. Combine softened butter and peanut butter - beat until light and fluffy.

2. Add in vanilla extract and then powdered sugar.  Once well combined add in milk.  Beat until smooth and spreadable.  Add in more small amounts milk if needed.

3. Spread onto cooled cupcakes as desired.  I just used a butter knife to do so.  I dream of being able to frost cupcakes with a frosting tip and bag.  I have been watching videos on other blogs and gathering the right tools in hopes that soon I will be able to teach myself how to do this. :-)


Enjoy!

Happy Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting Baking!

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7 comments:

  1. Yum! These look and sound delicious! I just put three more bananas in the freezer (bringing my total to 8) and need to start baking soon. This can help me with my problem! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love bananas too! We too keep them in freezer. Your banana bread is close to mine but I have to add choc chips. Banana smoothies are also a big hit here. :) Hope you have a great weekend!
    mickey

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  3. Bananas and peanut butter are a wonderful combination anyway, but in cupcakes?? Perfect!!!

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  4. Oh this genius. I've been wanting to make something banana-y, but haven't been in a banana bread sort of mood. The peanut butter frosting makes this perfect!

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  5. Bananas and peanut butter are always such a great combination! It would work perfectly if it went the other way around too.

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  6. YUM!! Peanut butter and bananas what a great flavor combination. I have bananas in the freezer calling for this!! Thanks!!

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  7. How yummy!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week! Hope to see you again this week!

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