The Opinionated Foodie: The Love (or Not) of Food and Everything That Goes with It

July 15, 2011, 4:24 pm
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My little Miss Helper and I decided to make cupcakes while her brother recovered from his run-in with the dentist.

Plain cupcakes were not an option. That should go without saying.

Instead, we decided to pay homage to the King. Well, I did. My little helper doesn’t know about Elvis. Yet.

So good and easy, and you can see my teeth marks!

We made Peanut Butter and Banana Cupcakes in tribute to the King’s favorite sandwich. He liked his PB and B sandwiches fried, which is the missing element here. Gotta figure out how to fry a cupcake. Hmmm….

Using one box of Duncan Hines Classic Yellow cake cake mix, follow the package directions adding water, eggs, and oil. In a separate bowl, mash two ripe bananas. Mix the batter and bananas, and bake according the package directions.

While the cupcakes bake and cool, mix one tub of Betty Crocker butter cream frosting with one cup of peanut butter. We used creamy peanut butter because we have this “thing” about crunchy peanut butter at our house, but I think crunchy would be better next time. Frost the cupcakes when they are cool, and not when they are a hunka hunka burning love. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

I found the frosting to be hard to spread in a fancy way, but I haven’t had a lot of practice at frosting in a fancy way. Someone with more experience could do a much better job. My frosting looked more like a blob that anything, but it was delicious.

I think next time we should add a topper like peanuts, a banana slice, or, to make it more Elvis-ish, something fried. We just ate them on the spot and packaged several to share.

These cupcakes have left the building.


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