Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
recipe from Baked Perfection

makes 12 cupcakes

1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk (whatever type you have at home)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup semi sweet or dark chocolate chips, dusted in 1 tablespoon of flour

Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until combined.  Add the milk and vanilla.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until thoroughly combined.  Slowly beat in the flour mixture, until just combined.  Slowly add in the bananas.  Once all is combined, stir in the chocolate chips by hand.  Divide batter evenly among 12 cupcake cups.  Bake in preheated oven until tops are golden, approximately 17-20 minutes.  Remove to wire rack and cool completely before frosting.

Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting
recipe from Baked Perfection
1/2 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
generous pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 – 4 tablespoons milk
2 cups powdered sugar
Cream the butter, peanut butter, salt, and vanilla. Slowly add the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time alternating with the milk until you reach the desired consistency.

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