Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

I made these tasty treats for my Dad as an early birthday treat since he will be out of town for his birthday. They weren't the prettiest things I've ever baked, but they were still yummy! It could have been because I don't have an electric mixer at the moment! Ugh, such a pain. Oh, and because I didn't sift the powdered sugar. Oops. Good thing my Dad loves me no matter what. He did send me a text that said "they are soooooooooooo gooooooooood!"
Recipe and photo from Bon Appetit

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 very ripe large bananas, peeled
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk

Frosting

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (do not use old-fashioned or freshly ground)
Chopped lightly salted roasted peanuts (optional)

Preparation

Cupcakes

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Line 12 standard (1/3-cup) muffin cups with paper liners. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Mash bananas with fork in another medium bowl until smooth. Mix sour cream and vanilla into bananas.

Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and egg yolk and beat until well blended. Add flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with banana-sour cream mixture in 2 additions, beginning and ending with flour mixture and beating just until blended after each addition. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups (generous 1/4 cup for each).

Bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center of each comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to rack and let cool completely.

Frosting

Sift powdered sugar into large bowl. Add cream cheese, butter, and peanut butter. Using electric mixer, beat mixture until smooth. Spread frosting over top of cupcakes, dividing equally. Sprinkle lightly with chopped peanuts, if desired. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.

NOTE - These will make more like 16 cupcakes. I had a good amount of batter left over after I poured 12 cupcakes.

20 comments :

  1. yummmmy! good thing you didnt tell me what kind you were making because I would have had to have one!

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  2. Oh yummy! You had me at banana! I love banana desserts! These look delicious!!!!

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  3. Oh my, after looking through your blog....I think maybe we are foodie twins!!!!! = )))))

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  4. Those look delicious! Holy, yum!

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  5. Sounds so yummy. I'm going to have to make them and pretend they're muffins so I can eat them for breakfast :)

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  6. shut.your.mouth. these sounds DELICIOUS! I must try these! Do I need to have a birthday to make them? :)

    Lauren @ tickled.

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  7. Ahhhh these look so delicious! I love all the recipes you post.

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  8. I will definitely have to try these out!! I love cupcakes & your blog! I'm a new follower :)

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  9. Holy heaven! My 2 favorite things in one cupcake!

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  10. YUM these look delicious... I am def adding the ingredients to my grocery list so that I can try them this weekend! :)

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  11. happy birthday to your dad! he's lucky to get those cupcakes, they look delic! xoxo jcd

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  12. ahh i HAVE to make these. the sound delicous!!! thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

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  13. Oh my goodness, these look delish! I'm saving them in my favorites under cooking. Will have to try them!

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  14. This combination sounds incredible! Definitely trying these.

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  15. I am drooling!!! This look so friggin good! :)

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  16. Those cupcakes look so good!!

    I just gave you the Stylish blogger award, check it out on my blog! :)

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  17. Those sound FANTASTIC. I love banana and peanut butter together YUM! :)

    Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Good morning from Tokyo!

    I must tell you that this recipe inspired me to break out my tried and true banana chocolate chip bread? Thank you for reminding me and thank you for offering a scrumptious dessert/snack for this coming weekend.

    Warmly,

    Elizabeth

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