So, there appears to be lots of debate on the internet about what constitutes an Elvis Sandwich. In my mind, it’s a banana, peanut butter and bacon sandwich that’s been fried like a grilled cheese, so that’s what I based this cupcake on. I know! I know! Bacon on a cupcake?
I originally got the banana baby food because there were no ripe bananas. After Mr Shuck tasted the baby food, it was decided that we would use almost ripe bananas. I didn’t want to just dump the bacon on top, so I made little rings of bacon and put them in the oven to cook while it was preheating. Some of them turned out to look like little pork roses.
I used Martha Stewart’s Banana cupake recipe. Found here. I liked the recipe because it was pretty plain…sometimes banana cake turns into spice cake. I replaced 1 ounce of the butter with rendered bacon fat and baked the minis for about 16 minutes.
I imagined that Elvis probably fried his sandwiches, so I browned the tops just a little bit.
I don’t know if it really added anything beyond another step and more photos, but you could see the little ring peeking out from below the frosting.
I used another Martha Stewart recipe for the peanut butter frosting. The recipe specified to not use “natural” peanut butter, but that’s all I had on hand. I imagine this is because it’s not very sweet. I ended up adding a bit of corn syrup to sweeten the icing up a bit.
The frosting was piped on and topped with a bacon rosette.
It think these cupcakes were a success. I took around 40 mini cupcakes to work and came home with an empty container. If I were to make them over again, I’d incorporate more bacon and use Skippy or Jif instead of Whole Foods’ peanut butter.
Photo credits to Mr Shuck
2 thoughts on “Elvis has entered the building”
OMG! You might have actually done it. I’m giddy.
Well, this one is hard.
The cake was delicious. In fact, the cake is probably going to get made tonight at my home, it was a perfect banana cake. The bacon was uninteresting except it made a funny garnish.
The peanut butter frosting was HUGE with peanut butter taste and if you could find the right cake to pair it with (a chocolate cake?) it would be amazing.
Put together it was moderately disgusting. Just like an Elvis type sandwich would be. So I’d say you were wildly successful.
God, I’m craving another one…