Banana & Creme Cupcakes With Cookie Butter Frosting

21 Feb

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Not only is the title of these cupcakes a mouthful but, so will be your first bite! These are a must make!

First things first though. You might be asking me what is cookie butter or more commonly known as Biscoff. Oh, wait what’s that you say??

You all know what this stuff is?! WHAT!

I guess I’m showing up late to this party of cookie butter and Biscoff once again. I just thought it would be better late then never to jump on this “food posting band wagon” like the rest of the food bloggers out there.

If you’re anything like me though, you might need some ideas to get the ball rolling on how to use this yummy stuff.

To be quite honest, I didn’t even know what cookie butter was until I bought my first jar from Trader Joes. After my first tasting, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. You automatically compare it to peanut butter because of the color and it’s in the traditional peanut butter jar. It wasn’t until I started to do some searching from other food blogs that I realized I’m a little behind with this product.

Check out this recipe from another blogger, then this recipe and then one more.

But, hold up! It’s not peanut butter! It will never be peanut butter!
I’m using the voice Julia Robert uses in My Best Friends Wedding when she was explaining to Kimmy, “You’re NEVER…GONNA…BE…JELL-O!” Gosh, I still can’t stand “Kimmy” till this day!

I’m starting a movement right now, MAKE A “MY BEST FRIENDS WEDDING 2″ we all know that it would be a box office hit! I love this movie, I’ve watch it a hundred million times. Each time I watch it I always think that Jules will finally whisper the words Michael needs to hear as they were going under the bridge. I’ve actually caught myself whispering shouting to the tv telling Jules, “SAY IT, SAAAAAAY IIIITTTTTT! TELLLLLL HIMMMM!”

Then I cry. Because she never does. Maybe the next time I watch it she will. Denial…..I know.

Back to the cupcake. Sorry, I get emotionally attached to that movie. THEY BELONG TOGETHER!

Ok, ok, ok, cupcake. Yah, make this cupcake it’s good. Sorry I’m upset.

But, this cupcake makes me happy again! Start with the wet ingredients and then gently fold in the dry ingredients. Fold; don’t over mix!

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Fill the cupcake liners about half full.

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Bake until the cake tester (toothpick) comes out clean. Don’t over bake!

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Let the cupcakes cool to room temp. Now, this is where I cut some corners. I used canned vanilla pudding for my filling. a.k.a, creme. Max filled them for me.

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Then here comes the glorious frosting! I started by browning my butter first. The brown butter complimented the cookie butter so well!

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I added 1/4 cup of cookie butter into the frosting.

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Topped with a Biscoff cookie and these are complete. Now, shovel it in your face!

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Banana & Creme Cupcakes With Cookie Butter Frosting

Cake Batter:

1-1/2 c. sugar
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 eggs
1-3/4 (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt

Filling:

1 15oz can Vanilla pudding (I used Thank You brand)

Brown Butter Frosting:

1/2 c. butter
4 c. powdered sugar
1/4 cup cookie butter or Biscoff
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tbsp. milk

Heat oven to 375F. Line your cupcake pan with cute cupcake liners. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs until creamy. Blend in bananas and vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Gently mix with the wet ingredients. Don’t over mix. Just until the dry is moistened.

Bake for 12-15 minutes. Or until a toothpick come out clean.

Let cupcakes cool to room temp and then fill with the pudding. Top with frosting.

Frosting:

Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until boiling. Let the butter turn a delicate brown and remove from heat immediately!

In a large mixing bowl with the whisk attachment add; powdered sugar, cookie butter, vanilla, cinnamon, cooled brown butter, milk and salt. Whip until smooth and it is the desired consistency of frosting you would like. Spread or pipe onto the filled cupcakes.

Try these….”don’t let this moment pass you by..” (Another quote from My Best Friends Wedding) sorry that’s cheesy. :/

Recipe adapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything

*Side note: I’m working on getting printable recipes for you! Be patient with me, I’m not very tech savvy!

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4 Responses to “Banana & Creme Cupcakes With Cookie Butter Frosting”

  1. foodfrommetwoyou 22/02/2013 at 7:51 am #

    oh tahny these looks deadly..my bro in law adores cookie butter, i will have to pass this recipe along to my sister…i to am a best friends wedding lover…part two would be great! maybe finally hopefully they will be together…sigh… lovely post sarah

  2. elisebakes 22/02/2013 at 4:43 pm #

    These look fantastic!

  3. beyondfrosting 03/04/2013 at 12:25 am #

    Oh my gosh, this looks AMAZING!!! Simply beautiful!

  4. mytotallycontrolledchaos 20/05/2013 at 8:28 pm #

    I do believe I need to make these and eat one as a goal reward :) They look delicious!

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