This cupcake recipe brings together my love of chocolate and peanut butter with one of the staple foods in our home, bananas.
We live in a sub tropical climate and have an over abundance of bananas. Some days the harvest is so bountiful that we are all kept quite busy drying them, freezing them, making banana smoothies, baking banana bread and most recently, creating the most amazing banana and raspberry icy poles.
I read once that Elvis Presley was an enormous fan of the combination of banana and peanut butter. I have come across a few cupcake recipes that pay homage to the king of rock and decided to make up my own delicious version of these flavoursome Chunky Monkey cupcakes. They have quickly become a favourite and I hope you enjoy them. x
Chunky Monkey cupcake
An unbelievably delicious chocolate cupcake with banana, walnuts and peanut butter with the best ever peanut butter frosting.
I think Chocolate and coconut might be my new favourite combination. I played around with this recipe, testing it on a few unsuspecting willing friends. The results were more than I could have hoped for. One friend loved them so much that he thought they were an 11/10 and the cupcake was outstanding in it’s own right even without the frosting. Be warned though, they are very rich and decadent. These are for the true die hard chocolate lovers who would NEVER consider leaving a scrap of ganache or cupcake crumb behind on the the plate!!!
I confess I was having a bit of a stressful day. With ten people living in your house, sometimes you get that! By about 4pm, my tolerance levels were diminishing rapidly and I knew there was only one thing I needed to do, and I needed to do it fast.
This has been my standard biscuit recipe for years. These are the perfect comfort food.
I learned a long time ago that there are a few essential ingredients needed to bake the perfect chocolate chip cookie. You must include an egg, a hefty dose of peanut butter and a lot of good quality dark chocolate. No skimping !!
Spending time with an old friend was a refreshing experience for me last week. We don’t often see each other, and I am not usually the one saying “yes please” to an offer of a cup of tea. More often than not I am busy bustling around serving the tea and cake. It was such a treat to plonk myself down, pick up one of her deeelicious pumpkin scones and enjoy the familiar comfort of deep friendship. Ohh yes!