Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
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Serves: 40 mini cupcakes
Banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting and top with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed and ripe
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Frosting
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons milk
  • peanut butter cups - chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a mini cupcake pan with cupcake liners, about 40.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine sugars, butter and oil. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add the buttermilk and mashed bananas.
  3. Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the above mixture. Mix until very well combined.
  4. Spoon or scoop batter into liners. I use a small cookie scoop.
  5. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes until cupcakes are done, they will spring back when touched in the center or until a tester comes out clean. Cool.
  6. Frosting
  7. Combine the sugar and peanut butter together in a mixing bowl fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat together until it is thoroughly combined. Add the confectioners sugar and 3 tablespoons of the milk. Add more milk if needed to the frosting mix and beat until it gets fluffy, about 3 - 5 minutes. Put the frosting into a pastry bag and pie the frosting onto the top of the cupcakes.
  8. Chop some Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, sprinkle on top of the cupcakes. I large one does about 4 cupcakes.
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