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Elvis Cupcakes Recipe
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Elvis Cupcakes Recipe

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Elvis lives in a cupcake! Our Test Kitchen took the King of Rock's favorite flavors and rolled them into a banana cupcake frosted with peanut butter and kissed by chocolate.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 18 milk chocolate kisses
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • Milk chocolate chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 294 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the bananas, mayonnaise and vanilla until well blended. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into banana mixture until blended.
  2. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each paper-lined muffin cup. Top each with a chocolate kiss, pointed side down. Fill cups two-thirds full with remaining batter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes. Garnish with chocolate chips if desired. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Elvis Cupcakes in Country Woman January/February 2007, p33

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"My batch was gone before I had a chance to frost them. Huge hit with my family, even husband who does not eat bananas."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

"This is always a HUGE hit! Kids and Adults can't get enough! I love this recipe!!"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"What caught my eye was the mayo, no eggs, and the name! My issue is the frosting which slides off after a day and drenches the cupcake liners and plate with excess moisture. Perhaps it's my error. I might try them again with a cream cheese frosting."

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"Made these for a party once and have gotten multiple requests for them since - everyone loves them! (Even my husband, who doesn't usually like banana.) I usually use a little extra PB in the frosting - comes out more like a glaze."

Reviewed May. 15, 2010

"I had to make these just because of the name. They are yummy! Instead of a chocolate kiss in the middle, I subbed a miniature peanut butter cup. Fun and tasty!"

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