Something has come over me in the last few days. I feel like baking more than normal. Maybe I am trying to get it out of my system before it is way too HOT to bake anything! Oh, and when I have lots of ingredients to use up before they go bad, I also get the baking bug.
rock'n'roll, Elvis' love of peanut butter banana sandwiches. The back story on why this recipe jumped off the page is Drew (my most-of-the-time non-dessert-loving-husband)'s love of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup inspired by the same thing (he has a knack of finding a food/drink item that no one else likes, falling in love with it, and lamenting the all-to-soon disappearance of this item for YEARS after they are gone). Thus, I thought he would at least try these cupcakes.
Oh, and I also had some over-ripe bananas that needed to be used mos'scocious (I have no proof that Elvis used this phrase, but I imagine him saying it and smile).
So, I got started on the cupcakes and found them easy to make. The original recipe is from Cooking Light, so I, of course, used all the real ingredients to make sure I got every bit of fat in each morsel. I will not put the recipe since you can find it here, but I will tell you that the frosting requires a little tweaking. I added a hint of milk to make it spreadable. Oh...these are really good. Drew said he would prefer a little more banana flavor in there. This could be accomplished by the inclusion of banana extract and the exclusion of vanilla extract...I think.