Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Banana Butter Cream

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Banana Butter cream are a fun dessert to serve at any party. The hidden Reese’s peanut butter cup in each one will make everyone smile.

Peanut butter cupcakes, Reese's peanut butter cups, and banana butter cream makes these a decadent and fun cupcake to serve at any party.

Want to know a common misconception about me?
Most people thing I am an awesome cook…but you guys know better, right?
I mean do you ever see “real” food on here? Nope! Just loads and loads of sugar!

(I should probably do something about the sugar overload!)

Now honestly I can cook…I just don’t LIKE to do it.
When dinner time comes around, my mind hits a brick wall, and I seriously can’t think of a single thing to make. Well, other than chocolate chip cookies and brownies :-) Thinking of desserts is the easy part!

It doesn’t matter that we just made a meal list the day before AND went shopping for all the ingredients.
It just vanishes! I seriously can’t think of a single thing to make.

Kids, we are having mac-n-cheese AGAIN!
(Insert groaning)

We can survive on mac-n-cheese and cereal, right? Because that is about the extent of my dinner planning!

LOL! I’m kidding about the noodles and cereal…
but not about the poof part.
Totally true.

It is a very good thing that I have a husband that LOVES
to cook and plan meals, otherwise it could get boring.
There is only so much mac-n-cheese we can handle!

Now when I get an idea for a cupcake…that never disappears.
(Even though I try very hard not to think about it!)

But seriously, cupcakes with whole Reese’s peanut butter cups baked into the bottoms are very unforgettable!
I mean look at that delicious cupcake bottom!!!
You want one, don’t you?

Peanut butter cupcakes, Reese's peanut butter cups, and banana butter cream makes these a decadent and fun cupcake to serve at any party.
What’s that?
You don’t want one???

OH, you want TWO!!!

I understand♥
You don’t need dinner!


Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Banana Butter Cream

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Banana Butter Cream

Peanut butter cupcakes with a hidden peanut butter cup and banana butter cream is a delicious and fun way to enjoy a cupcake dessert.


For the Peanut Butter Cupcakes
1 white cake mix
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup oil
4 eggs
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tablespoons honey
24 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
For the Chocolate Glaze
4 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup milk
For the Banana Buttercream
1/2 cup mashed banana
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
4 Tablespoons butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped peanuts


  1. Combine the cake mix ingredients. Beat on low for 1 minute, then on medium high for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Unwrap the Reese's peanut butter cups. Place 1 in the bottom of 24 cupcake liners.
  3. Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full of cupcake batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops spring back. Cool completely.
  4. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove when melted. Combine the cocoa powder and powdered sugar in a bowl. Add the melted butter, vanilla, and milk and beat until creamy. Place a spoonful on top of each cooled cupcake and spread out. Let set.
  5. Stir the lemon juice into the mashed bananas and set aside.
  6. Beat the butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add the vanilla, salt, and mashed bananas and beat again. Slowly start adding the sugar a little at a time. Continue to beat until all the sugar is mixed in. Pipe generously on top of the chocolate glaze. Store the cupcakes in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Makes 24 cupcakes.
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  1. says

    Who cares if you don’t have fancy meals? Your desserts ALWAYS make up for it and they always look so good! These sound fabulous!

  2. says

    This recipe looks really good! It would be great if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared some of your recipes.
    I hope to see you there!

  3. says

    Can you husband teach mine to love to cook?! I am EXACTLY the same way with making meals. We switch it up with pancakes for the days I can’t figure out dinner.

    The cupcakes look great!

  4. says

    These are beautiful. I love the idea of the banana buttercream. I’ll bet it’s delicious! Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  5. says

    Jocelyn, imagine the trouble you’d be in if both you and your husband possessed the same gift with desserts! Sounds like a good partnership where one spouse has the savory stuff covered and the other whips up magic with the sugary stuff!

    A tantalizing photo and incredible recipe as always! Thank you so much for bringing your special brand of sweet fabulousness to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”!


  6. says

    Thank You So MUCH for joining me last week for Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow and share more of your recipes with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  7. says

    Classic combination. This is my first time here, visiting from Rook No.17, you have some really lovely recipes here. Can’t wait to see more!

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