It seems like the temperature is decreasing, it is kind of chilly out there. The weather forecast says there might be snow tonight and the whole weekend!! Let’s see how it turns out… I am starting to feel a bit tired of just rain, almost everyday. I know we are in winter, and we still have to wait long until the beautiful autumn… but is it too much to ask for a little bit of snow?
Where I live it doesn’t really get too cold in winter and I thought that I’d suffer like -15ºC but no, the winter is just plain as a cupcake without frosting.
Mmm speaking about cupcakes… yesterday I had a nice time at home. It was unexpected because I had been planning my lessons for the evening when in the middle of another lesson I received a text message from a student cancelling my planned work. I kind of felt a bit annoyed (it has happened twice this week) but also relieved because the weather was not so inviting to leave the house.
Having the whole afternoon and rest of the day for myself made me want to be lazy and do nothing, but I kicked myself and I did some magic in the kitchen (I’m sort of a good witch :)). I felt like cupcakes! Chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes!
Have I mentioned that I do love coffee? And that I’m the only one who likes it at home? There’s something about coffee that I can’t explain… and I know that I have such a sweet tooth… I don’t have a remedy! So as I was feeling a bit kind of annoyed I said to myself that yesterday I would have a special moment just by myself.
The recipe I’m sharing here today is simple. It is an adaptation from the very number one of my favourite bloggers Sally’s.
You can make 12 cupcakes with this recipe and you can also turn them into a cake. It will only take you less than 1 hour in total of your precious time (18 min in the oven and 15 min preparation time).
I hope you are getting hungry and I wish you have no homemade treats at home in this moment :), please use some Pixie Dust and turn on the magical oven… Sweet party! (what did I just say?)
- 2 ripe bananas (mine weren’t very ripe)
- 100g white sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 175g plain yogurt
- 70g all-purpose flour
- 70g whole wheat flour
- 55g unsweetened cocoa powder (cocoa for baking)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 60g dark chocolate chips
- 30g peanut butter chips
- 65g melted peanut butter
How to make it
- In a bowl smash the bananas with a fork and toss the sugar. Combine them well using a mixer. Repeat the action when adding the egg whites and yogurt.
- In a second and bigger bowl sift the flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder.
- Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ones. Do not over mix the batter only until the dry ingredients are integrated with the wet ones.
- Add the chocolate chips to the batter.
- Prepare your cupcake form with the cupcake liners and turn on the oven at 200ºC.
- Melt the peanut butter in the microwave.
- Divide the batter into the cupcake liners and top them with a teaspoon of the melted peanut butter. Then decorate them with peanut butter chips.
- Take the cupcakes to the oven and lower the temperature to 170ºC. Bake for 18 minutes. Watch them out; you don’t want them to taste a bit over baked, right?
- Introduce a toothpick to see if they are ready.
In this picture my cupcakes were about to be taken to the oven, mmmm chocolatey and peanutey? 🙂 The batter just tasted like heaven!!
Take a look at those peanut butter chips, aren’t they the perfect match to dark chocolate cupcakes?? I confess…I had a handful of them, just pure peanut butter chips… and I didn’t feel guilty at all!
Please take a look at these goodies, just fresh (not anymore this is only a picture), steamy, soft and glorious.
I had a wonderful afternoon after all :). Turn your day into a special moment, for you and for your loved ones.
These cupcakes are the perfect breakfast, snack in between lunch, treat for your coffee and any cravings you have.
What are your favourite peanut butter desserts?