6.03.2009

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter and Honey Frosting



So I didn't use a cupcake recipe from my book this time. I almost did but then I noticed I had two bananas sitting in a bowl on my counter that were on the verge of death so I decided on banana cupcakes.



Here is what I used for these:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


~Mmm. Bananas!~



In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Next, add the melted butter, mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla.



Stir until combined.



Fill muffin cups lined with papers 1/2 full with batter. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.



Bake for 15-18 minutes until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean.



Cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting you will need:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (not the stirring kind)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2-4 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Place the butter, peanut butter, honey, vanilla and 2 tsp of milk into a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time, mixing after each addition until desired consistency is reached, adding more milk if needed.



See how I frosted that first one all pretty for my blog and the rest my daughter and I frosted the Ungourmet way!

Click Here for a printable version of this recipe.

~Cupcake Love~

23 comments:

Randi Troxell said...

oh i bet these were beyond good... i bet the banana's made the cupcakes soo delish and moist!

April Cavin said...

These look really good! I, too, have some dying bananas so I think I'll try these out tonight. Thanks!

Mary said...

These look delicious. I actually like bananas, so this recipe will be on my to-do list. Have a wonderful day.

Cathy said...

swooooooons - those look awesome! Damn I'm hungry.

Tara said...

I think the cupcake is the most complete treat you can have...the best part is, it is just for you-no sharing!

Donna-FFW said...

Love baking with bananas!! Like the addition of cinnamon to the cupcake and I LOVE the idea of peanut butter honey frosting.

Jenn said...

You could have shown the one with a messy frosting and I'd still love it. I've got to try that honey frosting. That would go great on some chocolate cake I'm planning to bake. =)

Oakley Rhodes said...

Oooh Oooh these look SO good!

Linda said...

I love the use of honey in the frosting. Very nice recipe.

jenjen said...

Oh yum! Those look and sound fabulous!

XOXO
Jen

girlichef said...

Yum, I love 'em!! All those nummy flavors wrapped into one little cupcake...how perfect!

Reeni♥ said...

How delicious!! I love the PB frosting. I bet it was divine with the banana!

momstheword said...

You are so funny! How did you frost the first one? It looks so pretty!

However, I would have done the rest the easy way too, lol!

teresa said...

I think peanut butter and honey is a combination not used near enough! These are just beautiful!

The Queen of Clearance said...

The only thing banana i like is a rallys banana milk shake so I probably wont try this, but it looks really good!

WhisperingWriter said...

Oh my gosh, I MUST have one of those!

Cairo Typ0 said...

Peanut butter and banana cupcakes?! Elvis would definitely approve! :p

Dajana said...

I heard peanutbutter's going to be a hit this summer - I guess you just confirmed it.
Very nice. I'm not a big banana fan, but I like them in cakes, I've got several recipes, one is for banana brownies.

Katy ~ said...

I love both the before and after pictures of your cupcakes and would enjoy both with great fervor! Banana cupcakes sound terrific. YUM!

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, yum! The peanut butter and honey frosting sounds incredible!

Julie said...

Looks like super way to use up those bananas!

Little Miss Baker said...

ohhh I love the ones you and your daughter did! so cute and what a unique flavor of cupcake! I will have to try these along with the strawberry ones!! Nice work!

Kristin said...

So many things right with this I don't know where to start.

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