Day 52 – Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

21 Sep

Happy Weekend to everyone!!  (Of course, if you’re anything like me, that means absolutely nothing, cause you work on the weekends too!).  But, regardless.  I chose a really yummy-sounding cupcake for today, so live it up.  Here ya go!  Banana.  Chocolate.  Peanut Butter.  Twist my arm…OK!  If I have to…

Say this 3 times fast!  Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (recipe below from Baked Perfection).  Wow!  Action (and flavor) packed!

Banana-Chocolate Chip-Cupcake     Mini-Banana-Chocolate Chip-cupcake

The cupcake is super moist, very muffin-like.  But a little bit of an odd texture by itself, almost like corn bread.  It tastes a little like a banana bread muffin.  Chocolate chips only add to that for me (cause that’s how I do banana bread).

PB-Frosting

The frosting is thick, but not un-pipeable.  Kinda like a creamy, fluffy, whipped peanut butter.  It tastes like that too.  Sweet, whipped peanut butter.

Banana-Chocolate Chip-Cupcake with PB frosting     Mini-Chocolate Chip Cupcake with PB frosting

The flavors compete with each other, they don’t complement.  The frosting distracts from the banana/chocolate flavor and the cupcake takes away from the peanut butter.  It’s very strange cause together they are not as good as they are apart.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 3.5

– Frosting Taste: 3

– Overall Taste: 2.5

– Appearance: 3.5

– Ease of Making: 3.5

– TOTAL: 16

RECIPE (from Baked Perfection)

Cupcakes:

1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk (whatever type you have at home)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup semi sweet or dark chocolate chips, dusted in 1 tablespoon of flour

Frosting:

1/2 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
generous pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 – 4 tablespoons milk
2 cups powdered sugar
For directions visit Baked Perfection.
*Tomorrow: Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting*

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