Monday, 2 July 2012

Banana Cupcake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Got a bunch of over-riped bananas from a colleague of mine who wanted to chuck away the bananas into the bin. Told her I am going to be the fairy godmother who will turn thoe bananas into a lovely cakes!!!!! I completely have no idea what I am going to do but I do not want to bake another boring classic banana cake. Decided to google and this lovely recipe & decided to have a go. I wasn't sure you'd actually be able to taste the banana but the banana flavour really shines through. Top it all off  with a creamy peanut butter frosting, and you have an incredible delicious cupcakes!! Overall I was happy with how these turn out-after all who doesn't love banana & peanut butter? Try them soon!

  • 75g butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
For the peanut butter frosting:
  • 225g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tsbp milk

Preheat oven to 180c/160c for fan oven.

Sift flour,baking powder, baking soda and salt together and set aside.

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs, vanilla extract, bananas and buttermilk. Add the dry ingredients and mix till well combine.

Line the muffin tin with the paper cups. Spoon the batter into the cups about 2/3 full.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

For the frosting: Cream together cream cheese and peanut butter. Add vanilla and then powdered sugar one cup at a time alternating with milk. Beat until it is a spreading consistency.

Spread or pipe on cooked cupcakes and garnish with some melted chocolate.

Bon Appetit!

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