Banana Cupcakes with Honey Peanut Butter Frosting
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • For the Cake:
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened (1½ sticks)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon high-quality honey
  • 1½ cup buttermilk.
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3½ cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. To make the cake, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, mix together the bananas and lemon juice (try to mix out as many large clumps of banana as possible). Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a minute. With the mixer running on low, add the eggs one at a time, waiting for each to incorporate before adding the other. Add the honey and mix until incorporated.
  3. In another separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer running on low, add the flower and buttermilk in increments, beginning and ending with the flour. Finally, add the banana mixture and mix until just combined.
  4. Line regular-sized cupcake tins with liners. Fill each about ¾ full with batter. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. For the frosting, beat the butter and peanut butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a minute. Scrape down the sides once to fully combine. With the mixer running, add the honey.
  6. Turn the mixer to the lowest speed. Add the powdered sugar ½ cup at a time, letting it incorporate before adding more. You may decide to add more or less dependent on the consistency you prefer.
  7. To assemble the cupcakes, fill an icing bag with a large round tip with the frosting (if you don't have an icing bag, you could fill a large plastic zip bag and snip a corner, or simply use a spatula for a flat finish). Evenly pipe the frosting onto each cupcake. Optionally, you can add fresh slices of banana and a drizzle of honey on top.
Notes
The banana cake recipe is adapted just slightly from Food.com - link in post.
Recipe by Dash of Texas at https://dashoftexas.com/2018/07/08/banana-cupcakes-with-honey-peanut-butter-frosting/