Day 93 – Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes

1 Nov

November, with its cool weather, changing leaves and fall scents all around, makes me wanna curl up with a cup of coffee (or tea, or hot chocolate – take your pick) and read a good book.  So, I thought, “That should be the theme!”  Enjoy the “cup”cakes and the books all month long.

Today’s book is Oh! The Thinks You Can Think by Dr. Seuss.  Today’s “cup”cake is Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes (recipe below from Craftstorming).  Because, we have to start off with something huge, right?

Choc-Banana-Cupcake     Mini-Choc Banana Cupcake

The cupcakes are moist and delicate – quite crumbly.  They have a surprisingly strong banana flavor, since there’s only 1 banana in it. The cakes kinda taste like a chocolate-dipped banana.

Cookie-Dough-Filled-Cupcake     Mini filled cupcake

The filling is smooth and creamy, but thick and grainy like cookie dough.  A yummy, peanut butter cookie dough. Yummy being the key word there.

Cookie-Dough-Frosting

The frosting is a smooth buttercream, not terribly thick.  It tastes like a buttery, sweet version of the filling. You can tell they’re related, but not identical.

CBPB-CD-Cupcake     Mini-CBPB-CD-cupcake

The whole package is really well-balanced. You get the peanut butter first, but it’s not an overly powerful taste. Then the chocolate-dipped banana taste. Then the sweetness of the frosting. It’s a very well thought cupcake!

Notes: I was happily surprised by this cupcake. A lot of times banana, chocolate and peanut butter is an overwhelming flavor combination, but this cupcake managed to make it light and delicate. Don’t get me wrong. You still wanna have a glass of milk nearby. The minis are a pretty good interpretation. Don’t overfill the tin though, cause they get a little top-heavy.

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 4.5
  • Overall Taste:4.5
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 3 (nothing is particularly difficult, but there are 3 parts. And, you’ll need a scale if you wanna make them, which everyone may or may not have.)
  • TOTAL: 20

RECIPE

Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes (recipe from Craftstorming)

Cupcakes

100g plain flour
30g cocoa powder (replace with more plain flour if you don’t want the chocolate)
1 tablespoon baking powder
140g caster sugar
a pinch of salt
80g unsalted butter, at room temperature
60g smooth peanut butter
120ml whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
120g peeled banana, mashed

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

113g unsalted butter, at room temperature
113g smooth peanut butter
50g granulated sugar
110g light brown muscovado sugar
60ml whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
130g plain flour
a pinch of salt

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Buttercream

170g unsalted butter, at room temperature
200g icing (confectioner’s) sugar
200g peanut butter cookie dough (reserved)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cocoa powder for dusting (optional)

For directions visit Craftstorming.

*Tomorrow: Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting*

6 Responses to “Day 93 – Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes”

  1. tastytreats13 November 1, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Oh yum! Sounds great!

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