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.
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

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

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, bananas and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until combined.
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.
Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
In a 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 294 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 18 milk chocolate kisses
  • PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • Milk chocolate chips, optional
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, bananas and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until combined.
  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 comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a 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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ljane28 User ID: 6764201 93344
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."

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emh99s User ID: 6259354 161369
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

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

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SHJankowski User ID: 2217466 93031
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."

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solar0209 User ID: 3255068 161575
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."

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hunkydoriest User ID: 4515323 161293
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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kperkin25 User ID: 4423642 93029
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"is there a substitute for the mayo? that seems a little weird..."

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