Banana Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Frosting


Just picture it, peanut butter and salted caramel together in one irresistibly creamy peanut butter spread! Well guess what? You can stop dreaming about it, thanks to this genius new SKIPPY creation! They have created a SKIPPY Creamy Peanut Butter Spread with Salted Caramel flavor and it is decadently delicious! I love that it still has that signature perfectly smooth texture I love in SKIPPY Creamy Peanut Butter but with a hint of salted caramel flavor added to it. It’s so good you’ll often find yourself just eating it straight from the jar by the spoonful. So imagine what that could do for cupcakes! Plus it is hands down the best smelling peanut butter on the planet, no contest. That’s always important when selecting a peanut butter, right :)?

Banana Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Frosting | Cooking Classy

I knew this peanut butter would do spectacular things for a buttercream frosting with it’s tantalizing flavor and perfect buttery smoothness. If you like peanut butter and salted caramel this is a frosting you need to try! And the way it pairs with a sweet and fluffy banana cupcake is simply dreamy. It makes for cupcakes worthy of any celebration, or simply because you deserve a weekend treat!

I can’t wait to try this peanut butter in a banana smoothie! It only has 3 grams of sugar, 190 calories, 150 g sodium per 2 Tbsp serving (which is the same as SKIPPY Creamy Peanut Butter) so it is still perfect for adding to healthy foods like smoothies and energy bites. It’s great for toast or any of you favorite peanut butter snacks. I can’t wait to see what I can add it to next! I love that I get two of the best flavors in one with this. It’s my kind of peanut butter!

If you’d like even more caramel flavor with these cupcakes, you can drizzle a little caramel sauce over the tops just before serving. Or you can make a small well in the cupcakes and fill it with a little caramel sauce before piping the frosting over the top. You can never have too much caramel right? And when paired with peanut butter, incredible things happen!

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Banana Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Frosting

Yield: 1 dozen


  • Cupcakes
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 3/4 cup mashed overripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup SKIPPY® Salted Caramel Creamy Peanut Butter Spread
  • 1/8 tsp fine sea salt (optional)
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 - 4 Tbsp half and half or milk
  • Caramel sauce for drizzling , optional


  1. For the cupcakes:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together sugar, butter and 1 Tbsp of the vegetable oil until pale and fluffy. Mix in remaining 1 Tbsp vegetable oil. Mix in egg then blend in egg white. Stir in mashed bananas. Working in three separate batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture, add 1/3 of the flour mixture alternating with half of the buttermilk and mixing just until combine after each addition. Pour batter into 12-paper lined muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center of cupcakes comes out clean, 20 - 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely then frost with Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Frosting. Store in an airtight container. Drizzle tops with caramel sauce just before serving.
  3. For the frosting:
  4. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter, peanut butter and salt on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes, occasionally scraping down sides and bottom of bowl. Blend in powdered sugar and add enough half and half to reach desired consistency, then whip mixture on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  5. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

This post was sponsored by SKIPPY, however all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.


  • Jennifer: Wow! What a clever combination and beautiful photos!! February 17, 2015 at 12:03am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Jennifer! February 18, 2015 at 1:41pm Reply

  • These cupcakes look absolutely divine! February 17, 2015 at 3:34am Reply

  • Laura Dembowski: I seriously need to check out that peanut butter. Skippy is my favorite. Gorgeous cupcakes! February 17, 2015 at 6:39am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura! The peanut butter is divine! :) February 18, 2015 at 1:42pm Reply

  • Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat: Wow, these look amazing! I will have to try these! February 17, 2015 at 7:45am Reply

  • Rachel @ Bakerita: NO WAY. Salted caramel peanut butter?! I need to get my hands on some of that. These cupcakes look amazing, and I could eat that frosting with a spoon! Pinned :) February 17, 2015 at 3:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for sharing Rachel! February 17, 2015 at 11:11pm Reply

  • mj: These look so yummy! I love peanut butter, and when paired with caramel! Get these out of the house! :) I love your blog, and you are such a good cook/baker. Keep up the good work! :) February 17, 2015 at 5:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for the compliment! I’m so happy to hear you like my blog :)! February 17, 2015 at 11:06pm Reply

  • A Taste Of Madness: That peanut butter sounds insane! In the best way possible! I love the look of these cupcakes!! February 17, 2015 at 5:38pm Reply

  • Beth @ bethcakes: I’ve heard a lot about this peanut butter recently! What a great idea to put it in frosting and pair it with banana cupcakes! Love those perfect swirls of frosting too. :) February 18, 2015 at 1:43pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Beth! February 18, 2015 at 1:48pm Reply

  • June Burns: Oh yum those look terrific! Salted caramel peanut butter, now that is a genius invention :) February 18, 2015 at 2:02pm Reply

  • Sue: where did you get this peanut butter, I can’t find it February 18, 2015 at 6:56pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sue – This is a brand new product from Skippy. I was mailed some to review so I actually never bought it. It should be available by now in most major grocer brands. Good luck and thanks for stopping by Cooking Classy! February 26, 2015 at 1:05pm Reply

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress): SALTED CARAMEL PB???! be still my heart!

    these cupcakes look phenomenallll February 19, 2015 at 3:49pm Reply

  • Katie: OMGOSH! I am going to have to try these! They sound too amazing! I have a peanut butter flavor creamor I use in my Cuban Coffee then I make it. I cap the coffee with a beautiful little whipped cream top and swirl Carmel on that! But for the finale I sprinkle sea salt on the Carmel. It is heavenly. You have to try it if you coffee! Creme brelé creamor is also great! February 24, 2015 at 5:06pm Reply

  • Mama V: To die for! I have been driving my husband crazy looking for this peanut butter around town – do you mind sharing where you found it?

    Your photos and recipes are always fabulous! February 25, 2015 at 10:04am Reply

  • Enz F | Pinoy Kusinero | Wow! I love everything you put in it. Banana, salted caramel and peanut butter – who would not love this combination? March 9, 2015 at 7:15am Reply

  • Natasha: I didn’t see anyone else who asked this question but what tip did you use when frosting the cupcakes? They are gorgeous and sound delicious. Going to be making them this weekend!! March 12, 2015 at 9:41am Reply

  • Cristina A.: I made these the other night and they were so delicious! I was unable to find that same peanut butter so I used the basic creamy peanut butter by Skippy and then drizzled salted caramel on top for a finish. So good! March 24, 2015 at 4:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them Cristina! Thanks for leaving a comment!! March 25, 2015 at 12:51pm Reply

  • Delphine: I will try these and get back with you. February 21, 2016 at 3:34pm Reply

  • rene: Hey, do you beat the egg white before adding? May 18, 2016 at 8:41am Reply

  • dze: It is very nice November 6, 2016 at 6:34am Reply

  • Sarah Turner: I love your blog. This peanut was a limited time item. Should I just add a little bit of salted caramel sauce to the frosting to get the same taste? April 29, 2017 at 7:04am Reply

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