Thursday, September 16, 2010

Banana chocolate chip cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Oh yeaaaahhhh....these were a spur of the moment toss together what's on hand celebratory desert for my husband!  He just got accepted to the Master's program at Drexel University!  YAY SONNY!  Shhh...don't tell anyone.  It's neither of our family reads this blog anyway (bitter bitter grumble....)!

Ok, back to the cupcakes.  Decadent, delicious, wonderful cupcakes.  I have no other name for them that's why the title is so long...but I shall call them...Monkey Nuts as this is a favorite saying of my hubs.  Plus these flavors are sometimes associated with monkeys....besides the bananas, I don't really see why.  Anyway, they were awesome, delicious, and even better after being refrigerated!  I apologize if the recipe seems scattered as it literally went something like this "Oh!  I have cake mix!  Cupcakes!  OH! And I have chocolate chips!  I'll throw those in.  Oh! And how about a mashed banana!  With Peanut butter frosting!"  So...sorry....but they're great!!

Monkey Nuts

1 package of Dunkin Heins yellow cake mix
1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips
1/2 a mashed banana

 1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup (one stick) of butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
(About) 2 tablespoons milk

Take 2 tablespoons of the cake mix and mix it with your chocolate chips.  Coating the chips helps prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the batter.  Prepare the batter according to the package directions, then fold the chocolate chips and the mashed banana into the batter.  Divide into cupcake wrappers placed in muffin tins.  Bake according to package directions.

While cupcakes bake, mix the frosting.  Combine peanut butter and butter and mix until creamy and smooth (a mixer would work best, but I did it by hand). Add the powdered sugar a little at a time until well incorporated.  When batter gets thick, add a splash of milk.  Keep beating until it comes to a nice, smooth, creamy, frosting like consistency.  You may not have to add all the milk.  Only add LITERALLY a splash at a time because that milk can suck up ALOT of powdered if you add too much you'll be adding a bunch of sugar to get the consistency you want.

When done mixing...let the wee's lick the spoon.  He thought he did something great to deserve it...just look at that face!!


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