Monday, July 14, 2008

Elvis Cupcakes!

You might be asking Elvis Cupcakes? Yes a smaller version of the Elvis Cake. Bananas,chocolate and peanut butter!   To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.

I had quite a few very ripe bananas today, I made an Elvis Cake that went to my brothers house and Elvis cupcakes for my house. I feel like I've done dishes all day long.....wait I did do dishes all day long! The recipe comes from Chowhounds and it's a beauty. I used all the chocolate chips in my brothers cake so I used chocolate chunks in my cupcakes. The recipe calls for just milk which I did for the cake but made buttermilk for the cupcakes. A couple hours after the cake was delivered to my brothers house I called to ask how they liked it and it was completely gone. Yep, gone. That's how good this recipe is. I will print the original recipe and add my changes to the side. I got 24 cupcakes from the recipe, I also baked them for about 20 minutes give or take a few minutes so test with a wooden toothpick for doneness.



2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter or shortening ( I used butter )
1 cup milk ( I used buttermilk)
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
2 mashed bananas ( I used 3 bananas)
1/2 tsp banana extract ( I didn't have banana extract )
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips, more for sprinkling on the finished cake

Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating just to combine. finally, stir in vanilla, mashed bananas, and banana extract. Pour batter evenly between two greased 9 inch round cake pans. Sprinkle each cake with 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

I halved this recipe for the cupcakes

2 sticks of butter, room temperature
1 cup of smooth peanut butter
4 cups of powdered sugar
Up to 2 Tbs milk

In an electric mixer cream together the butter and peanut butter until smooth and fully incorporated. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time and use milk to adjust the consistency to your liking.


Ivy said...

Hey, these sound good but, I am not sure about the peanut butter frosting. You made them look rockin' though. hehe :)

Elle said...

Mmmmm...peanut butter...and chocolate! Two of my best friends!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you're feeling better! I've never heard of Elvis cupcakes but they look tasty!

Kim said...

This is new to me, though I shouldn't be surprised that Elvis has a cupcake named after him. Love the combination of bananas and chocolate, with a peanut butter frosting.

Sandy said...

Mmm, delic!

carol said...

Well Bunny-I also have bananas to use I dare???? Maybe I'll make them.....freeze them unfrosted-and take them out a few at a time......these look SO good!!!

Grace said...

elvis may have made some questionable choices in his life, but picking bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate as a favorite combination was not one of them. these look stellar!

Fran Z said...

WoW Miss Bunny! I love banana cupcakes and have seen the Elvis ones before, but not with choc chips! MMMMMM!!!

Marie said...

Those look and sound fabulous! How can anything with Elvis in it not be great!!! Must make these soon . . . that's what my heart, head and tummy are telling me!

eatme_delicious said...

Looks good! I've made this recipe too. Glad you liked it. :)