Monday, May 24, 2010

I feel my temperature rising!

Ladies and Gentlemen, The King Cupcake has entered the building!! The days are going by fast and we're leaving super soon, so I'm trying to use up all of the things in my cupboards. I came up with a chocolate and banana layered cupcake with peanut butter frosting. Why do I call them the king cupcakes? Elvis liked peanut butter and bananas didn't he? We just visited Graceland recently too, right? And well, mainly because I can call them whatever I want!

I'm super happy with how well they turned out, I honestly had no idea if they would even taste good, or if I had enough powdered sugar to make the frosting just sweet enough. But I sure did, and they taste awesome! It's super easy, and you most likely already have the main components of this recipe in your kitchen - boxed cake mix, Bisquick, peanut butter, and bananas. Big props to Betty Crocker for their triple chocolate cake mix, as well as the Bisquick. The banana cake layer is an altered recipe using their banana chocolate chip coffee cake.

King Cupcakes

Chocolate Layer:
1 box chocolate cake mix (as stated above I used Betty Crocker brand)
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
4 large eggs

Banana Layer:
2 1/4 C Bisquick mix (I used the Heart Healthy kind)
1 C mashed ripe bananas
1/4 C granulated sugar
1/3 C milk
1 egg
1 TS pure vanilla
2 TB unsalted butter, softened

1 C creamy peanut butter
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 C powdered sugar
1 TB light brown sugar
1/2 TS milk (if needed)

Preheat oven to 375, Line 2 cupcake pans with liners and set aside. In a large bowl combine all ingredients to make the chocolate layer, beat on medium until no longer lumpy and well blended, set aside. In another bowl combine all ingredients to make banana layer, beat on medium until well blended. Spoon banana layer into cupcake tins about 1/3 of the way full. Top with chocolate layer until tins are 2/3 full. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. To make frosting cream together the butter and peanut butter until light and creamy. Add the powdered sugar and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, adding milk if needed. It may become a LITTLE bit thick, that's why I used such a small amount of milk. Using too much could cause it to be too thin. Frost as desired!


1 comment:

  1. All my favorite flavors in 1!!! I can't wait to make these, they sound yummy and super easy!! Thanks for sharing