This banana frosting made with chocolate and peanut butter combines three great flavors into one fabulous frosting. It’s epic!
When I developed the recipe, I worried that the banana might throw off the frosting texture. But, it didn’t take too much banana to impart enough banana flavor and the texture was spot on. It’s perfectly pipeable!
Tips for Making Banana Frosting
To make the best banana frosting:
- Always use very ripe (almost black) bananas. For an even more intense banana flavor, try using caramelized bananas!
- Make sure to mash the bananas really well – you don’t want banana clumps in the frosting.
For this chocolate banana frosting with peanut butter, make sure to use smooth peanut butter. As with my classic peanut butter frosting, using chunky peanut butter will make for a weird frosting texture.
Best Desserts to Pair with Banana Frosting
This chocolate peanut butter banana frosting pairs well with a vanilla cupcake recipe or a chocolate cupcake recipe. But, it would also be great on banana cupcakes, a banana cake, or my strawberry banana bread!
If you like the idea of a banana frosting, but don’t want the chocolate or peanut butter, start with my vanilla frosting and mix in two tablespoons of mashed bananas. It works really well!
Chocolate Banana Frosting with Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 heaping tablespoons smashed ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Using a stand or hand mixer, mix peanut butter, cocoa powder, and banana until smooth.
- Mix in butter for about three minutes to incorporate ingredients and make the frosting lighter and airier.
- Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at a time until fully combined.
- Spread or pipe on cooled cake or cupcakes.