June 21st is Father’s Day. In our family we celebrate with a meal of my husband’s favorite dishes, usually at lunch time, that the kids prepare. They ask him what he’d like, and they cook for him. In addition I ask him if there is any sweet he’d like me to bake.
I do know that my husband loves the combination of sweet and salty. After weeks of baked goods starting to accumulate in the freezer, I didn’t want to make an entire cake, so I proposed cupcakes. I made a list of possible options and he chose banana cupcakes with peanut butter chocolate frosting.
I found a recipe on Sally’s Baking Addition, and I used it as a reference to develop my version. She frosts the cupcakes using both the chocolate and peanut butter frostings in the same piping bag. I used Martha Stewart’s recipe for milk chocolate frosting and peanut butter frosting and utilized Sally’s technique. Then I drizzled melted milk chocolate over the cupcakes and sprinkled crushed salted peanuts.