Banana Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting (photo and recipe by Bon Appetit, April 2010)

Peanut butter and bananas are a beloved yet odd flavor combination. I simply had to try this recipe because we all love  peanut butter in my household—including our two Italian Greyhounds. The cupcakes seemed to take a lot longer to make than I had anticipated, and I really don’t enjoy the cake decorating part, but the end result was worth it. The frosting, which contains cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter is utterly delicious. It is similar to the frosting you would find on carrot cake, without the peanut butter of course. I wish I had a use for the leftovers other than eating it as is. I can’t imagine spreading any more frosting on the cupcakes!