Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting
Whew, that’s a long title. Got a little out of breath typing it. But I wanted to make sure you knew all the great things in these cupcakes.
Maybe because there is a hidden meaning in them.
If you saw this picture on Twitter a few weeks ago, you might have an idea why I’m posting these.
(What? You don’t follow me on Twitter? Tsk, tsk.)
Here are a few hints:
I posted the photo while I was in Las Vegas.
We were celebrating our 10th Anniversary.
Who is synonymous with Las Vegas and loved peanut butter and bananas?
I’ve mentioned several times over the last several years how cool it would be if renewed our vows on our 10th anniversary. I always thought my husband just laughed and thought I was kidding, but instead he scheduled it and surprised me a few weeks beforehand. (What’s really nice is that, after 10 years, he knows me well enough that this event would require a new dress, thus making a last minute surprise impossible.)
What made it even more fun?
That Elvis walked me down the aisle, sang to us, and performed the ceremony.
The vows may have included the words “I will love him tender” and “He’s my hunka hunka burnin’ love.” (Hence the laughter.)
Anyway, all that got me in the mood for peanut butter and bananas, so I thought I’d make cupcakes.
I’ve seen the banana/peanut butter cupcake combo around the blogosphere lately (most recently from one of my favorite blogs, Cookies and Cups) but I wanted to combine the two flavors into a cupcake because I wanted chocolate frosting. The recipe I found for Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes from Sugarplum included a marshmallow frosting, which reminded me of this frosting which I knew I could easily turn into a chocolate one. So I did.
With or without the cupcake, this frosting is freakin’ awesome. It’s got marshmallow fluff, powdered sugar, and cocoa. Um, what’s not to love?
If you like peanut butter and bananas together you’ll love these cupcakes. I think Elvis would have liked them. And now it seems I have an affinity for Elvis. Whenever I see anything having to do with the King I stop and look. I know I’ll never be able to hear “Love Me Tender” the same way again, that’s for sure.