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Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

February 26, 2016

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting 0 0 5 0

These banana cupcakes are fun and crowd pleasing. The cupcake is reminiscent of breakfast banana bread but lighter, and the frosting is delicious and smooth, like the center of a Reese's... almost.

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Ingredients

1 1/4 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 very ripe large bananas, peeled

1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

1 large egg

1 large egg yolk

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

Chopped peanuts (optional)

Directions

1Preheat oven to 350F. Line 12 cupcake cups with papers.

2Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.

3In another bowl mash the bananas with a fork until smooth. Add in the sour cream.

4In a large bowl beat together the sugar and butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

5Add egg and egg yolk and mix well.

6Add flour alternately with banana/sour cream mixture. Beating just until blended.

7Divide the batter among the muffin cups and bake until a tester comes out clean, 20 minutes.

8Let cool completely.

9Meanwhile sift the powdered sugar into a large bowl and add the cream cheese, butter and peanut butter. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

10Spread the icing generously over each cupcake and decorate with chopped peanuts.

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