Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Cupcakes and Chocolate, Dulce de Leche and Popcorn Cupcakes

*sings* It’s my birthday and I’ll make myself ridiculous cupcakes if I want to, ridiculous cupcakes if I want to…Actually I made these last weekend so that I could show you these today :) Key was able to take some owed time in lieu today and he also has tomorrow off due to Chinese New Year, so we have an extra long weekend together starting today. We will be celebrating my birthday together today by seeing a movie and having a nice steak dinner. Some may say that’s boring, but personally, I cannot wait!

ridiculous cupcakes

Both of these cupcakes come with a warning. I love ridiculously sweet and rich things more than most, but even I couldn’t eat many of these. They are sweet, rich and the popcorn version is even salty. Yum!

 

ingredients

Like my other cupcake decorating posts, this isn’t so much a recipe, but more of an idea on how you can combine some elements to make some pretty damn tasty cupcakes.

 

banana1

For the peanut butter, banana and honey cupcakes, I used a basic honey cupcake recipe (details in recipe below) and I also glazed the cupcakes with extra melted honey as they came out of the oven. Once they were cooled, I placed slices of fresh bananas on top and then piped the peanut butter icing on top of that.

 

banana2

I made a smaller quantity of this recipe for the peanut butter icing. Absolutely, positively delicious!

 

peanut butter, banana and honey cupcakes

These were inspired by one of my all time favourite toast toppings which is peanut butter with fresh banana slices and then drizzled with honey.

 

popcorn1

I was originally just going to do a salted caramel cupcake, but then decided I could really ramp up the salty and sweet taste, by using salted popcorn as a topping and decoration. I just used packaged devil’s food cake mix for the cupcakes, any chocolate cupcake will do the trick.

 

popcorn2

For the dulce de leche frosting, I used the above linked icing recipe again, but swapped the peanut butter for a purchased jar of dulce de leche.

 

popcorn3

Roughly spread the icing on top of the chocolate cupcake and then dip directly into the popcorn so that it sticks to it.

 

Dulce de Leche and Popcorn Cupcakes

Salty and sweet to the extreme. These are not for the faint of heart.

 

Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Cupcakes

You will need:

  • Peanut Butter Frosting – I like this one
  • Honey flavoured cupcakes – I used these (minus the cornflakes)
  • Extra honey to glaze
  • Fresh banana slices

 

Directions

  1. Melt a small amount of honey on the stove top or in the microwave and use this to glaze the top of the honey cupcakes as soon as they come out of the oven. Cool on a rack as per usual.
  2. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, place slices of the fresh banana on top of them and then pipe the peanut butter frosting directly on top.
  3. Best eaten on the same day as made.

 

peanut butter banana and honey cupcakes

Chocolate, Dulce de Leche and Popcorn Cupcakes

You will need:

  • Chocolate Cupcakes – I used a packet mix
  • Dulce de Leche icing – I used the same recipe that is linked above, but replaced the peanut butter with a bought dulce de leche
  • Microwave popcorn – I used the salted and buttered type

 

Directions

  1. Pop the popcorn as per the packet instructions while the cupcakes are cooking. Open the bag once popped and set aside to cool.
  2. Once the cupcakes are cooked and completely cooled, spread the dulce de leche on top of them and then dip the whole cupcake into the popcorn so that the popped kernels stick to the icing on top.
  3. Best eaten on the same day as made.

 

Chocolate, Dulce de Leche and Popcorn Cupcakes

 

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Hi! I’m Taryn. The Wooden Spoons is a food blog and collection of wooden spoons, recipes and stories. I’m a Canberra fan-girl with a passion for all things food. I love South East Asian food, fusion food done well and slow cooked anything. I don’t get quinoa, have a mild phobia of milk touching my skin and custard from a package freaks me out. Thanks for joining me on my cooking and food adventures.

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