Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

This time of year, I’m always thinking of peanut butter recipes.  The beginning of the school year just feels synonymous with peanut butter.  
These cupcakes are extra moist because of the mashed bananas inside…but what really takes the cake is the frosting.  
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting.  
This might be the best frosting I’ve ever made.
This recipe makes a dozen cupcakes.
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1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 cups mashed bananas (3 or 4 bananas)
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place 12 cupcake liners into one (12-count) muffin tin.  Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice with a whisk.  Set aside.  In a second mixing bowl, beat with an electric mixer the vegetable oil, eggs and bananas.  Slowly pour the banana mixture into your flour mixture and beat until just blended (do not over-beat the batter).
Divide your batter among your 12 cupcake liners and bake 16 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes in the pan before removing and continuing to cool on a wire rack.
Allow cupcakes to completely cool before frosting.
To make your frosting, beat your cream cheese, powdered sugar, peanut butter and milk together with an electric mixer.  Add more sugar if the frosting is too thin and more milk if it’s too thick.  Once your frosting reaches your desired consistency, frost each cupcake with a dollop.  Refrigerate if you’re not eating them.
Banana and peanut butter.  They just go together this time of year.
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  • Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} August 15, 2014 at 11:49 am

    YUM!!!!! Can't wait to try these!!

  • kelly forbes August 15, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Two of my favorite things in this world…banana and peanut butter! I think I just need to set an entire day aside and just make all of your banana related recipes! & while I'm at it, I think I might go ahead and make all of your pumpkin recipes, too! Sounds heavenly!

  • Anonymous August 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Wish I had one of these right now. Looks yummy & cant wait to try!

  • Jen August 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    This looks and sounds delicious! I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter but I think Nutella might be a good substitute 🙂

  • Kimberly August 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I looooove

  • Kimberly August 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I looooove peanut butter frosting! This looks delish.

  • Anonymous August 15, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Love that flavor combo! Do you ever pipe your frosting on? So simple and looks so fancy (people will be so impressed!).

  • Amie August 18, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    So this is how it works. I read your blog daily, I see a great recipe and print it out. I show it to the other lady I work with and tell her to make it. She makes it for me and the rest of the office is happy too!! I see it as a win win and all my part of it is is reading you wonderful blog! haha These cupcakes were so yummy!! Peanut butter is my favorite, so this was the perfect recipe.

  • Grammie February 17, 2015 at 2:20 am

    I just checked your blog out. Too funny, I am publishing one tomorrow on "Birthdays." Featuring, a white cake with peanut butter frosting, my husband's favorite. He just loves anything peanut butter! Glad we met.