Sunday, March 28, 2010

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

And Recipe #3.

This recipe came out of a craving from a friend who is expecting and combines some of my favorite things... bananas, chocolate and peanut butter! I used mashed banana's in the cake batter and they made the cupcakes incredibly moist and fluffy!

3 overly ripe banana's (ones ready for banana bread)
1 classic white cake mix
1c peanut butter
1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
2c powdered sugar
1tbs vanilla
5 tbs heaving whipping cream
3/4-1 c mini chocolate chips
2c chopped walnuts if desired

Make cake mix according to box except substitute masshed banana's for water. In addition to banana's add 1/4 cup water to batter. Add mini chocolate chips. Spoon into cupcake liners and bake according to box. Let cupcakes cool.


Cream butter. Add 1c peanut butter and 1tbs of vanilla. Cream together. Add powdered sugar a little at a time until all in. Add in heavy whipping cream, one tablespoon at a time until mixture is creamy. Whip on a medium speed for 5-6 minutes or until peaks form.

Frost cupcakes. Top with chopped walnuts if desired. Enjoy :)


Christine said...

Matt went *bananas* for these cupcakes! :) He requested that I make him a banana birthday cake this year!