runner's cupcake


Why are these called a runner's cupcake you say? Before long runs, my typical breakfast would be a banana peanut butter sandwich. This cupcake was inspired by just this. Its a banana cake frosted with a cream cheese frosting topped with peanut butter granola. After you have one you'll have enough energy to run for some more.

runner's cupcake

  • 1 1/4 cup cake flour 
  • 3/4 cup sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon grounded ginger 
  • 1/2 teaspoo cinnamon 
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature 
  • 1 large egg, room temperature 
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract cream cheese frosting 
  • 1 crunchy peanut butter granola bar, crushed 
  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Set up cups in pan.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon. In another large bowl, whisk together the oil, buttermilk, egg, banana, and vanilla.
  3. Using a standing mixer, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined and a smooth batter is formed.
  4. Divide the cake batter evenly among cupcake cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes. Let cool completely. Makes 12 cupcakes.
  5. Frost the cupcakes. Top with crushed granola.


  1. Dang it Melissa, you have to stop posting pictures of real food. All I remember eating this past year is bread/peanut butter and a zebra.

    I have to boycott this site until I can afford real food again.

  2. sounds delicious, but I'd probably just eat it without running :P


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