Candy Crush Peanut Butter & Banana Cupcakes by Michele Cooper - Musely
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Candy Crush Peanut Butter & Banana Cupcakes

posted in Food & Drink > Recipes
04/10/2016
  • Moist & Light Buttermilk Banana Cupcakes with Fluffy Peanut Butter & Cream Cheese Frosting
Topped to Perfection with Crushed Butterfinger® Candy
    Moist & Light Buttermilk Banana Cupcakes with Fluffy Peanut Butter & Cream Cheese Frosting
    Topped to Perfection with Crushed Butterfinger® Candy
  • Ingredients

    CUPCAKES:

    3
    medium ripe bananas
    1/2 c
    unsalted butter, room temperature
    1 c
    sugar
    1/2 c
    light brown sugar, packed
    4
    eggs
    1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
    1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
    2 tsp
    baking powder
    1/2 tsp
    salt
    1/2 c
    buttermilk

  • FROSTING & TOPPING:

    8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
    4 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, room temperature
    1/2 c
    creamy peanut butter
    1/8 tsp
    salt
    3 c
    powdered sugar
    1-3 Tbsp
    heavy cream, if needed
    1
    regular size Butterfinger® candy bar
    12
    banana chips for garnish, if desired

  • 1
    To make cupcakes:
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 12-cup regular muffin tins with cupcake liners. Cut bananas lengthwise, place on a small baking sheet and roast in the oven 5 minutes. Remove bananas to a medium bowl and mash with a potato masher.

  • 2
    In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar and light brown sugar on medium high speed until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, with mixer on medium speed. Add vanilla and mashed bananas and mix to combine.

  • 3
    In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to batter in mixing bowl, alternating with buttermilk, just until incorporated. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake 17-18 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean but do not overbake. Cool in pan 5 minutes then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

  • 4
    To make frosting:
    In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter 2-3 minutes on medium high speed until light and fluffy. Add peanut butter and continue beating 1 minute. With mixer on low speed, gradually add powdered sugar ¼ cup at a time. Add cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, if needed, or until frosting is spreadable. Beat on high 2 minutes until fluffy.

  • 5
    Assemble:
    With a sharp knife, cut candy bar into coarse chunks. Place frosting in a 16-ounce piping bag with a large star tip and pipe a large swirl on top of each cupcake. Top with crushed candy. Optional: Place a banana chip on side of frosting for garnish.

  •  Blue Ribbon Recipe

    Notes from the Test Kitchen:
    If you love banana and peanut butter, you will love this cupcake recipe. The cupcake's very similar to a banana bread. Very moist and rich with banana flavor, but it is a little more dense to hold the shape of a cupcake. The peanut butter cream cheese frosting is so yummy. You taste the peanut butter but it's not overwhelming. The crushed candy and banana chips are a great topping for these little babies!
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