Day 64 – Peanut Butter Banana Elvis Cupcakes

3 Oct

It’s Tip Thursday!!  Enjoy the quick little tip video below!!

Today’s cupcake is the classic combination made extremely popular by Elvis Presley.  Peanut Butter and Banana.  I, personally, love this combo!  (And, I feel I should mention, my hubby is a HUGE Elvis fan.)  So, I knew I had to try these Peanut Butter Banana Elvis Cupcakes (recipe below from I Love Peanut Butter).

Banana-Cupcake     Mini-Banana-Cupcake

Both cakes have good density!   Thick enough to be solid, but lighter than a pound cake.  They also don’t taste like a banana muffin, which so many do.  It almost tastes like a white cupcake with banana extract cause it’s so smooth (and there’s no chunkiness).

PB-Frosting

The frosting is whipped and fluffy, but easy to pipe.  It has a great balance of peanut butter and sweetness. Not a strong PB flavor, but a nice, balanced flavor.

PB-Banana-Elvis-Cupcake     Mini-PB-Banana-Elvis-Cupcak

This cupcake shocked me. Normally fruit-based cupcakes (with the exception of lemon) aren’t phenomenal. This is not a muffin. At all. It’s a cupcake. A full-blown dessert. The flavors balance really well, cause nothing is too strong. You get the banana, the sugar and the peanut butter with every bite. And the fried crumbs add just a little bit of salt and crunch that ties it all together.

Note: both mini and full-size are equally well-balanced. Simple to make. Taste great. Definitely a must-try. You could do some serious damage with this cake cause you could eat several of them – not like the Toffee Crunch Cupcakes from August, where I could barely get through one. It’s a surprise. Peanut Butter & Banana doesn’t sound exciting. But, trust me. Do it! It’s the magic of a great recipe. It comes together the way a cupcake should.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 4.5

– Frosting Taste: 4.5

– Overall Taste: 4.5

– Appearance: 4

– Ease of Making: 4

– TOTAL: 21.5

RECIPE

Peanut Butter Banana Elvis Cupcakes (recipe from I Love Peanut Butter)

For the cupcake
1 very ripe banana
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 whole eggs
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
6 tablespoons very soft, unsalted butter

For the buttercream
8 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
½ cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the butter-fried breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ cup panko
pinch of salt

For directions visit I Love Peanut Butter.

*Tomorrow: Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes*

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  1. Weekly Winner #9 | my year of cupcakes - October 7, 2013

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