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.
Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
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
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.
You can also see all my dessert recipes right here!