Friday, December 2, 2011

Banana Cupcakes w/ Peanut Butter Ball Frosting

Banana Cupcakes w/ Peanut Butter Frosting
What do you do with a peanut butter ball recipe gone wrong? Well, turn it into something else of course! I had some ripe bananas to use up and instead of doing up a banana bread, I opted for some banana cupcakes from and topped them with a homemade peanut butter frosting from a soft batter which had a hard time forming into balls. Here is the recipe for the banana cupcakes with the frosting recipe it came with: 

1/2 cup shortening (I used margarine)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (I used eggnog!) 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, bananas and buttermilk. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to banana mixture. Fill 18 paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. In a small mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and enough milk to achieve desired spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes.
 Here is my Peanut Butter Ball Frosting as adapted from Joy of Baking.

2 cups of smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2- 3 cup icing sugar

To complete the peanut butter ball flavour, top them off with a drizzle or blop (is that even a word???) of melted semi-sweet chocolate! Enjoy this recreated yummy dessert!

1 comment:

My Thirty Spot said...

These cupcakes look and sound amazing. I would love it if you came to link to my holiday recipe swap blog hop. It is my first ever! Love these recipes.
-Erin Kennedy