Seriously though, the bacon is a gimmick to tie it in to Elvis. Simply omit it and you have a far more ‘normal’ cupcake. The cupcake takes its – admittedly rather cruel – name from Elvis Presley’s alleged penchant, late in his life, for peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches.
I am aware that a lot of food sites are starting to promote Valentine’s baking...and I’ve made Fat Elvis cupcakes. Perhaps not the most romantic of bakes. I do have some Valentine’s bakes up my sleeve, but this weekend was more about the food of gluttony rather than the food of love!
125g caster sugar
125g plain flour
2tsp baking powder
2 small/medium ripe bananas, mashed
2-3 tablespoons maple syrup