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Elvis-Inspired Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes

These chocolate peanut butter banana cupcakes were inspired by Elvis. A banana cupcake with peanut butter frosting and a rich chocolate ganache drizzle. So good!

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

chocolate peanut butter banana cupcakes

The Day After Super Bowl Sunday should be a holiday.

Here are three reasons why:

1. The team you were rooting for might have lost, an obvious reason to lay in bed all day.

2. You’re in a food coma because you don’t care about sports and ate all of the bread dip at the party instead (me)! Fat naps are needed.

3. No one likes Mondays anyway.

I say we just stay home and bake cupcakes.

two chocolate peanut butter banana cupcakes

Here are the facts. I had a good weekend. I want to press rewind and bake more.

I got the idea for these cupcakes when I went on an exploration with a friend in Georgetown. Majorly awesome cupcake center of the world apparently!

people on a sidewalk

First, we stopped at Baked & Wired. This is where I had the most epic cupcake I’ve ever had in my life. Proper name: The Most Amazing Cupcake In The World.

It was a banana cupcake topped with peanut butter frosting and glazed with chocolate. Did you know that was Elvis’ favorite flavor combination? (The Elvis Cupcake). Next stop was Sprinkles!

sprinkles cupcake shop

I didn’t eat a cupcake at Sprinkles, but I’ve heard good things. This was the bakery that started the cupcake craze. The founder is even a judge on Cupcake Wars.

Sprinkles is pretty popular, but what about Georgetown cupcakes?

outside of georgetown cupcake shop

There was a line outside the door for these. People wait in the rain for DC Cupcakes. I’ve heard mixed reviews. I didn’t eat a cupcake here either, I was too full from The Most Amazing Cupcake In The World.

Has anyone had a cupcake from any of these places? I’d love read all about it. Leave a comment!

chocolate peanut butter banana cupcakes on a tray

I don’t think Elvis was the only one who enjoyed this flavor combination. These cupcakes were devoured at a Superbowl party.

Let’s be honest… peanut butter frosting is always a success.

chocolate peanut butter banana cupcakes on a tray drizzled with chocolate

 Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Now make these!

chocolate peanut butter banana cupcakes drizzled with chocolate

Elvis Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Keyword banana cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Serves 12

These chocolate peanut butter banana cupcakes were inspired by Elvis. A banana cupcake with peanut butter frosting and a rich chocolate ganache drizzle. So good!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • For peanut butter frosting:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2-4 tablespoons of milk, depending on how thick you like your frosting
  • For chocolate glaze
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream

Instructions

  1. To make cupcakes:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 cup cupcake pan with paper liners.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla together until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the egg and egg yolk and beat until creamy. Add in the mashed bananas and beat until smooth. Slowly add in the flour mixture, alternating with the yogurt until all ingredients are combined.
  5. Fill the cupcake liners about two-thirds full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove cupcakes and place on cooling rack for twenty minutes.
  6. To make frosting: Place the powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as you work. Add the cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth.
  7. To make the chocolate glaze: In a microwave safe bowl, add chopped chocolate and heavy cream. Heat for 30 seconds at a time, and stir until smooth.
  8. Spread frosting over each cupcakes and drizzle with chocolate glaze. Makes 16-18 cupcakes.
 

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