Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Like a lot of people around the world, we had a lockdown in France. And it allowed me to rekindle two passions of mine: blogging and baking.

I had really lost the energy to bake lately, doing my Masters, and working at the same time. While on lockdown, I still had classes and work, but since it was online, I had way more energy. So I decided to start baking again.

One of the first things I baked was Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter cream cheese/buttercream frosting. So, without telling you the rest of my life, here’s the recipe.

Recipe

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

For the muffins

  • 140 g butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 egg
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2-3 bananas
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 30 ml water

For the frosting (optional)

  • 230 g cream cheese room temperature
  • 60 g salted butter room temperature
  • 140 g peanut butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

For the muffins

  • Heat the oven to 175°C (350°F) and put muffin liners inside of a muffin mold.
  • Beat the butter and the sugar until you can’t feel the sugar grains in the mix anymore and the mix has turned golden white.
  • Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Add the egg white, mix until well incorporated, do the same for the whole egg.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. In a third bowl, add the mashed bananas, the milk and the water and mix well.
  • Add half of the dry ingredient in the sugar/butter mix and mix until everything is smooth.
  • Add the milk/banana mix and mix well.
  • Finally, pour the remaining dry ingredients and mix until everything is well combined.
  • Fill the muffin liners about halfway through. (I like to use an ice-cream scoop to do it, it’s easier and less messy).
  • Cook for about 18 minutes or until the muffins are cooked.
  • Once the muffins are cooked, wait until they have completely cooled until you frost them.

For the frosting

  • Beat the cream cheese and the butter until the mix in smooth and well combined.
  • Add the peanut butter and mix again until well combined.
  • Add half the powdered sugar and mix well. Then add the other half.
  • To do the frosting, you have two options. You can transfer the frosting to a piping bag or do it by hand with a spatula. Depending on what you’re more comfortable with.
Keyword banana, cupcake, peanut butter

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