Monday, September 5, 2011

Peanut Butter and Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting



How many ways can I use bananas?  Let me count the ways.  If you have been to my blog before you know that I hate to let bananas that are too ripe go to waste.  I also am still learning the art of scratch baking.  I played around with this recipe and I think I have come up with a pretty good soft textured cupcake.  It's not as dense as a banana bread, so I feel confident calling this a cupcake.  I paired bananas with peanut butter and they played beautifully together.  To top things off I put another perfect pairing of Nutella and cream cheese together to make a very decadent frosting.  Okay, can I tell you all what I'm really pleased as punch about?  I actually used a cake decorating tip for the first time and I think I did a pretty good job (if I say so myself).  It's my first time out the gate... but I think I am a convert.  No more slapping the icing on top with a butter knife for this girl. : )

Wet Ingredients:
4 ripe bananas mashed
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cups of sugar (or splenda)
3 large eggs
2 tsp of vanilla
3/4 cups buttermilk
1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used Jiff)

Mix all ingredients together with a electric mixer.

Dry Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbs baking soda

Sift all the dry ingredients together.  Add the dry ingredients slowly into the wet ingredients and mix with the electric mixer.  Careful not to over mix. I lined a cupcake pan with foil liners (they don't stick to the cake) and used an ice cream scoop to get even cupcakes.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a fork comes out clean.  Allow to cool and frost with Nutella/Cream Cheese frosting.

To make the frosting use an electric mixer to whip together 2 cups Nutella with 8oz of room temperature cream cheese.  Apply onto cooled cupcakes.  If you like you can just apply plain Nutella on the cupcakes as a simpler frosting.

Yields about 24 cupcakes.   Garnish with chopped peanuts if you desire and slices of banana.  Enjoy.

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  1. Ramona, these look awesome! What a wonderful recipe! You combined three of my favorite ingredients into one cupcake! And I really like how you used applesauce and the suggestion for using Splenda. I would totally make these!

  2. How could I not look at this post with a title like that! Peanut butter and banana is one of my favorite flavor combo's... and then adding some nutella frosting too? Delish.

  3. These sounds like super tasty cupcakes! And you did a wonderful job decorating them =)

  4. Ramona, these are incredible! They look delicious and they aren't too bad for you either with splenda and applesauce! BRAVO! I love bananas, peanut butter and chocolate!

  5. These cupcakes look fantastic and I love the flavor combo too!

  6. I'm in love... Those are just beautiful and I KNOW they would taste amazing! Great job!

  7. You frosted these beautifully! You would never know tha that this was the first time you used a decorating tip. Also, great flavors!

  8. These are so wonderful! I love the flavor combinations and to be honest have never seen them in a cupcake form before. I am now thinking why I have never, they are just perfect!

  9. YES! For my birthday, I had a banana chocolate chip cake with nutella frosting. It was amazing but clearly it was missing peanut butter. I need to try these!!

  10. PB and banana is my favorite combo ever. Add chocolate and it's heaven. These sound delicious!!

  11. OMG! This has been bookmarked! These sound amazing, especially with that nutella frosting! Mmmm

  12. how I love cupcake and banana I really love the combination..

  13. Look at you making cupcakes!!! Great Job Ramona I knew you could do it!

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