Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

As you all know, today is New Years Eve!  

For me, that means getting together with all my friends for food, games, and some awesome bonding time.

So of course, with so many people to try my baking, I decided to try another new recipe I found on Pinterest!

These cupcakes are great as cupcakes but could also be used as muffins (maybe add some crumble to the top)!  And the frosting!  It is too good!  Any peanut butter lover will not be able to get enough!

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Recipe Adapted from: Crunchy Creamy Sweet

2 1/4 C all purpose flour
1 C granulated sugar
1/2 C packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C mashed ripe bananas (about 2)
3/4 C buttermilk
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs at room temp, beaten 
2 C powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened 
1/4 C + 1 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place cupcake liners in a cupcake pan.

In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In another large bowl, beat together the bananas, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla.

Add the dry ingredients and beat on low, just until combined.

Add eggs and beat for 2 minutes.

Fill cupcake tins about 3/4 full and bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

With an electric mixer, beat sugar, butter and peanut butter until crumby.

Add the vanilla and whipping cream and beat until smooth.

Increase speed to high and beat until fluffy (about 3 minutes).

When cupcakes are cool, frost.

Enjoy! :)