Friday, June 22, 2007

Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Sorry for the delay. Vacation was great, but I came home with pneumonia. Yikes! Not a fun time. I am feeling much better than I look (so, I keep telling myself). Listen girls, if you need to drop 10-15 pounds in a week the pneumonia diet is the way to go (just kidding!). Since I was feeling much better and had dropped a couple of pounds, I was thinking it was time for an indulgent cupcake. I had wanted to make banana muffins or bread but, it just didn't satisfy the indulgence factor I was looking for. Banana chocolate chip cupcakes? ....mmm? No. Banana cupcakes with a dark bittersweet ganache topped with a rich cream cheese peanut butter icing? YES! The banana cupcake recipe and the ganache is from Kara's cupcake. Kara's recipe calls for a cream cheese icing but I wanted to make it even richer, so I added peanut butter (1/2 cup). The recipe is located at the bottom of the article, so scroll all the way down and enjoy.

12 comments:

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Gigi, the link doesn't work! Boo-hoo! I need to make these help a addict out, please! ;-)

Heather said...

Mmm your frosting looks amazingly soft and smooth! Hope you feel 100% better soon!

Chubby Cheek Girls said...

Welcome back! Sorry about being sick, I just got over a really bad stomach bug.

These cupcakes look dreamy. I absolutely love peanut butter, chocolate and bananas on their own, but together I bet they rock!

-Michelle

leana said...

Sounds yummy the link to Kara's does not work. Would love to see the recipe.

gigi said...

I am so sorry about the bad link. I did fix it and the recipe is available when you click on "Kara".Thank you for all the get well wishes!

jenjen said...

I don't think I have ever seen more perfect looking cupcakes. These look incredible!

Katie said...

The cake look stunning and so tasty. Makes me want to reach into the photo and take a bite. I ahve never tried peanut butter and banana together before, but I think I may have to now :)

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Thanks for updating the link and stopping by humble abode!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

To go from Vacation to Sickation~ that is the pits!
I'm glad your back... and speedy recovery.

gigi said...

Sandi, thanks for the get well greeting. I am feeling much better these days. The only sad part is, I cannot have white flour, white sugar, certain dairy, and oranges for 6 weeks. These foods promote congestion, which I am trying to avoid.

ovenhaven said...

Hey there, I chanced upon your blog through your Flickr account. Such a lovely site with beautiful photos and great recipes! I love how sinful this cupcake looks :)

cookinmeg said...

I've tried many of Garretts cupcakes with devine results. I see I need to branch out. Can't wait to make these! They look wonderful