Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

I've always loved eating peanut butter & banana sandwiches - zapped in the microwave before consuming. So when i thought of making cupcakes in a similar style - i got really excited ! Trish had made some banana cupcakes for me for my birthday, so i've used her recipe, and made up my own PB frosting.

Cupcakes

125g unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2 cups soft, brown sugar

2 very ripe bananas (medium size), mashed

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

1/3 cup buttermilk

1 1/2 cups self raising flour

1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

Pinch of salt

PB Frosting

1 cup softened butter
1 cup crunchy PB (or you can use smooth, whatever you have in the pantry)
4 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla

Beat everything well together, & frost cupcakes.




Everyone who tried these loved them, & they are pretty moist as well. Since i used crunchy PB, there was soft & crunchy bits when you're chewing i love it hehe.

9 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe I'm a crunchy peanut butter fan too! :P These look delicious and banana and peanut butter is such a great combo :)

grace said...

ooomg peanut butter banana sandwiches as cupcakes!! this deserves to be on ABC New Inventors
if you ever decide to open a cake shop and sell these I will be your number one customer! cross my heart and hope to die

Trissa said...

I love the idea of PB frosting and I am definitely more of a crunch that smooth PB lover. I would love to try this recipe one day... or... otherwise you could also make some for me? hehe. It looks lovely!

clekitty said...

I'm the crunchy kind of girl when it comes to peanut butter! ;)
These cupcakes look lovely, thank you for sharing your recipe!

Ellie said...

nice looking cupcakes. i love anything with peanuts butter.

Karine said...

Freat idea for cupcakes! Banana and peanut is indeed a great combo :)

Thanks for sharing :)

Belle@Ooh, Look said...

Hey, wonderful idea to put peanut butter in the frosting - it makes a nice change from the usual cream cheese that usually goes with banana cake.

Trisha said...

Glad they turned out really great, Betty! This is my go-to banana cupcakes recipe - it's just so reliable and incredibly delicious!!!

Betty said...

DEAR CLEKITTY- YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE I CANNOT FIND A EMAIL TO WRITE TO!

BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND COMMENT, KUDOS TO CRUNCHY PB!