Monday, September 26, 2011

Banana Cupcakes with Honey Peanut Butter Butter-Cream Frosting

 I really don't think it's nice to brag but unfortunately today I'm going to not be very nice. I made the yummiest frosting ever. Yes, bragging here and not being very nice all at the same time. But I'm serious...probably the best ever.  I shared a banana cake recipe awhile back and told you that I had one more recipe to share for a fun fall banana type treat. I made a batch of these cupcakes for the cupcake of the month project I participate in and I made half cupcakes and half cake truffles (instructions for this are included as well).  So I give you: Banana Cupcakes with Honey Peanut Butter Butter-Cream Frosting.



 Ingredients:

1 cup of flour
1 cup of cake flour
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup plus two tablespoons of sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 a teaspoon of baking soda
3/4 a teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 a cup of milk
3 ripe mashed bananas
1 teaspoon of honey

Sift your dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and set aside. Cream your butter, sugar and vanilla.  Add eggs one a time. Add your milk and flour mixture to your mixture alternating each addition.  Add your mashed bananas and mix well. Lastly fold in your honey. (recipe adapted from moms who think)  Bake at 350 degrees for 19-21 minutes.  Makes around 26 cupcakes



For the frosting...the best part:

2 sticks of room temperature butter or margarine (I use blue bonnet brand)
4-5 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 tablespoons of honey
1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter

Cream you butter, slowly add in powdered sugar (about 3 cups worth) until smooth.  Add vanilla and mix. Slowly add in honey and peanut butter and mix until creamy and smooth. Lastly add in a little more powdered sugar (maybe a cup or a cup and a half) until you find the consistency you desire.  Should be thick and creamy.


You can drizzle honey over top right before serving if you wish.


So another fun treat you can make with the same exact recipe are Banana Honey Peanut Butter Cake Truffles. Whatever you have left over from your cupcakes...say you brought this over to a get together, party or made them for an after dinner treat.  You have 6-9 cupcakes left over, just unwrap the cupcakes and place them into a large bowl. Smash your cake together with a large serving fork or strong spoon until the mixture is mixed evenly (see two photos above). Use my directions from my last cake truffle recipe on how to make the cake balls and freeze. Instead of using white almond bark use peanut butter melts to coat your cake truffles.  You can find this in your local craft stores cake decorating section.


You can freeze cake truffles easily and store for up to a month or so and they will keep fresh.

Enjoy!

Love,
  Erin 

20 comments:

  1. YUM! Sounds delightful.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  2. Those cupcakes look delicious. I definitely have to try those. And the truffles... MMM.

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  3. Oh yum!!! Those look so good. I've really been wanting to try some cake balls/truffles too. They are on my list of 28 things to do before I turn 29 on my blog :) They look delicious. Thanks for the recipies.

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  4. these look so good!

    -grace

    http://herumbrella.com

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  5. YUM! I love anything honey. It's just so so yummy. Oh my! These look delicious. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  6. yep, emma and i will be making these cupcakes tomorrow! You need to stop it with these yummy treats!!!!

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  7. seriously, these look so fah-reaking delish.

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  8. Wow! They look yummy! Thanks for the tutorial! :-)

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  9. Just pinned this recipe, can not wait to make them!

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  10. this looks soo delicious!
    I really want to try this.
    thanks for sharing(:

    have a lovely day!

    Carmila Ponycat

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  11. Sounds delish! I think I will definitely be making some cupcakes some time this week!

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  12. I can't wait to try these!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Not only does this recipe look great, but your presentation for the cupcakes!!! They LOOK gorgeous :)

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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  14. HI I would like to ask what caramel are you talking about in the procedure of the cupcakes :D Thank you!

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  15. How much and what kind of caramel do you use?
    They look and sound delicious!

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