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.