Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and Reese’s


I am really excited to share the recipe with you. I have been dreaming it in my head for a few days and  today I was finally able to make them. I must say- they are the most delicious thing I have ever baked. I LOVE peanut butter and banana (seriously who doesn’t), but this confectionery image didn’t seem complete to me until I decided to add some Reese’s. This cupcake is rich but I tried to make the cake more banana-y than sugar-y to offset the sweet peanut butter frosting!

I was inspired by a variation of this recipe found at Annie’s Eats with Butterfinger.  I thought about using that one, but I decided to make my favorite Banana cupcakes found here, with my basic cream cheese frosting recipe with some added peanut butter and cream!*Note: The original recipe called for 1 1/2 cups sugar. I, however, decided to only use a cup as I was not only using REALLY ripe bananas but adding candy and such a sweet frosting. I liked the level of sweetness- but you may want to add the full amount if you aren’t using the candy.

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and Reese’s

Yield: 18 cupcakes


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 18 Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups- chopped coarsely
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, would also be good with crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 -3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk or 2 tablespoons cream


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, bananas and buttermilk.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to banana mixture.
  3. Fill 18 paper-lined muffin cups about 1/3 of the way full. Add about a tablespoon of chopped Reese's to each one and then fill with more batter until it's about two-thirds full.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

For frosting:

  1. Cream together cream cheese and peanut butter. Add vanilla and then powdered sugar one cup at a time alternating with cream.
  2. Beat until it's a spreading consistency.
  3. Spread or pipe on cooked cupcakes and garnish with the rest of the chopped Reese's.
  4. Enjoy!!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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