National Cupcake Week: Elvis Cupcakes

Here we are again, day two of National Cupcake Week.  Today I’ll be introducing you to Pet Lambs best seller and most requested cupcake, The Elvis!  The Elvis is a delicious combination of a chocolate chip & banana sponge topped off with a creamy peanut butter butter cream.  I mean, who could possibly resist!

I based this recipe on the banana and chocolate cupcake from The Primrose Bakery Cupcake Book.

Original Recipe:

125g unsalted butter
250g caster sugar
2 large eggs (free range)
1tsp vanilla
250g plain flour
2tsp baking powder
4 over ripe bananas mashed with a fork
175g plain chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 160C (fan) and line a 12 hole muffin tin with cupcake cases.

In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and smooth, about 5 minutes.  Add the eggs and vanilla extract and briefly beat again.  Add the flour and baking powder and beat until well combined.  Stir in the mashed banana and chocolate chips with a wooden spoon..

Carefully spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases, filling them to about two thirds full.  Bake in the preheated oven for 20 – 25 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes.  Transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Eliana
    September 14, 2010 / 3:41 pm

    I certainly couldn't resist these if I had them in front of me. They look awesome!

  2. How To Be Perfect
    September 14, 2010 / 5:40 pm

    These look delicious, love the Elvis combo x

  3. Lucie
    September 14, 2010 / 5:56 pm

    I have real piping envy – how does your butter icing look so perfect!!! :)Gorgeous CCs

  4. Beth (Jam and Clotted Cream)
    September 14, 2010 / 8:05 pm

    Oh I'll have one of these – they look delish – wish I could ice like that

  5. Anonymous
    September 15, 2010 / 11:26 am

    Ugh, this flavour combination is possibly too amazing. If need be they could be Elvissed up a little bit more with some deep-frying… ­čśŤ

  6. Antonia
    September 15, 2010 / 1:57 pm

    Elivs cupcakes? I love it! Chocolate and banana is such a great combination too. Yum.

  7. MariaÔÖą
    September 15, 2010 / 7:24 pm

    Katie, your piping is perfect! Love the sound and look of these cupcakes.Mariax

    March 12, 2011 / 10:25 pm

    i just found your blog through Blairs.. i wish i could bake even a fraction as well as you can! Great blog!

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