Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and Bacon Sprinkles

Most days I like to think I eat meals that are pretty healthy. Green smoothies for breakfast. A salad or veggies with dinner are a must. Red meat usually no more than once or twice a week.

But today we’ll deviate just a bit.

We’re going to put all that healthy eating on hold.

Today we’re going to make cupcakes that are so wrong that they’re right.

Cupcakes with BACON SPRINKLES.

Say what?!

Yes.

Sprinkles.

Made out of bacon.

Oh. My. Glob.

No humble bragging here. These cupcakes are look-like-an-idiot-while-doing-a-happy-dance-complete-with-jazz-hands-because-they’re-so-freaking-delicious good. For reals. You should totally try them. Sure, you may end up looking like you need to be carted off to the crazy house with all the dancing you’ll be doing, but it’ll be sooo worth it.

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and Bacon Sprinkles

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

½ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup light brown sugar

¾ cup mashed bananas

2 eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 ¼  cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

1 batch peanut butter frosting (recipe below)

4-6 slices bacon, fried and crumbled

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350⁰ F.
  2. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream butter and sugars together for about 2 minutes. Add mashed bananas and mix for a minute more.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
  5. Pour into lined cupcake tins and fill about ⅔ of the way full. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool cupcakes completely before frosting. Frost and top with bacon.

Peanut Butter Frosting

Ingredients

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

½ cup peanut butter

1 ¼ cups powdered sugar

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon milk

Directions

  1. Cream butter and peanut butter for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add powdered sugar a little at a time while mixing with a hand mixer. Once all sugar is incorporated, beat for 1-2 minutes more.
  3. Add vanilla and milk. Beat for another minute.

Photo Credit: Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

This recipe first appeared on My Shiny Life

About Arbine

When she isn't stuffing her face with sweets or watching Doctor Who Arbine can be found blogging at My Shiny Life. She pretends to be clever on G+, Twitter, and Facebook. Oh and she pins like it's her job.

Comments

  1. Linda says:

    I told my 13 yo about this and he couldn’t ask me to make it fast enough. ;)
    It’s a winner! Thanks Arbine. :)

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