jayne crayton
by nygirl
Photo Credit: amateurgourmet.com

: Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar PLUS 1/4 cup for frosting
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 3/4 cup mashed banana (about 1 1/2 medium bananas, mashed with a fork, the riper the better; or roast ‘em first!)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract PLUS 1/4 teaspoon for frosting
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt PLUS 1/4 teaspoon for frosting
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter