Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monkey In the Middle Cupcakes

This one is a fun one for the kiddos.

Another easy-peasy recipe that takes almost no time to make, no time to bake and will please the kids to no end! The secret treat is the mini peanut butter cup hidden in the middle of each cupcake. An unexpected burst of peanut buttery surprise! (Note: for those with peanut allergies Hershey's Kisses are a very good substitute.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


1 package of yellow or white cake mix
2 - 3 over-ripe medium bananas
1 cup of sour cream, I use light
1/2 cup of milk, I use 1%
3 eggs
4 Tbs of cocoa powder
18 mini peanut butter cups
18 cupcake liners

In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients EXCEPT cocoa powder and peanut butter cups Mix well until well blended
Divide batter in half and pour into another mixing bowl
In one mixing bowl add the cocoa powder and mix well

Line muffin tins with cupcake liners
Place peanut butter cup in the center of each liner
Add a large spoonful of the banana batter, then a large spoonful of the chocolate batter
Repeat until all cupcake liners are filled 3/4 to the top

Place in oven for 20 - 30 minutes. I have found that on the regular setting I needed 30 minutes, but in convection they were done in 20 minutes.

Let cool a good 20 minutes before offering to the kiddos!

fill the batter half and half...

there's the fun surprise!

up close... yum!


I heart said...

Mmmm, I like yo style! Banana & peanut butter cups are right up my alley!

Velva said...

These cupcakes look great! I really like a no-fuss bake recipe. Thanks!