Banana Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

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Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Vicki Butts (lazyme)

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@lazyme5909

A classic combination in an adorable little package. The cupcakes, which are reminiscent of banana bread, would be a great breakfast treat (with or without the frosting).


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Serves:

12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CUPCAKES:

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

FROSTING:

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For 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.
2
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).
3
Bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center of each comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to rack and let cool completely.
4
For 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.
5
DO AHEAD:
Can be made 1 day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American