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banana cupcakes with peanut butter & honey frosting...

Today, I am craving peanut butter... and in honor of national honey month, I went on a search for the perfect cupcake recipe - banana cupcakes with peanut butter & honey frosting! 

If you've ever had peanut butter frosting, you know there literally is nothing more amazing... but to add honey? this could be dangerous... time to go to the gym...

{via java cupcake}


Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter & Honey Frosting...

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For frosting
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1-8oz. package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 of honey flavored peanut butter (creamy/smooth, not fresh ground)
  • 2 generous tbs of honey
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • honey (for drizzling)
  • honey peanuts, coarsely chopped for garnish


Preparation
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line 16 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  • In medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. In the well combine, melted butter, mashed bananas, eggs and vanilla extract. Combine with flour until incorporated. Do not over mix.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
For Frosting
  • Cream butter and cream cheese until light fluffy in a standing bowl mixer on low-medium speed for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the peanut butter until combined and then add honey to taste. (I used a little bit more than 2 tbs to get it where I wanted it)
  • Add the powdered sugar and combine on low speed until incorporated.
  • Pipe frosting with a large star tip, drizzle cupcakes with honey and then add a sprinkling of honey peanuts.
recipe courtesy of java cupcake 

enjoy... 

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