10 Elvis cupcakes to celebrate the King's birthday

Today would have been Elvis Aaron Presley's 75th birthday, so we're celebrating by posting 10 Elvis cupcakes (usually a version of peanut butter and banana, sometimes with bacon), sometimes with images of Elvis (and yes, some of these are oldies but goodies). It's actually 11 but two are by the same person:

Elvis Casino Cupcakes
Elvis casino cupcakes by Scrumptious Buns on Flickr

elvis cupcakes
by Erica Barraca (via Flickr) - banana cupcakes with some (hidden) chocolate ganache and alot of peanut buttercream frosting from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

Vegan Elvis Comeback Specials
Vegan Elvis Comeback Special by Bake & Destroy (click for recipe) photo via Flickr

Elvis Cupcakes
Banana cake with Peanut Butter Frosting and Choc Chips by obliviousfire on Flickr

The King's Cupcake
The amazing peanut butter banana bacon cupcakes Brownie of Blondie and Brownie (click for recipe) made for my 33rd birthday!

Peanut butter bacon banana cupcakes by Milwaukee's Miel y Leche; photo by Sharyn Morrow (massdistraction) on Flickr

Latin Elvis Cupcake
Latin Elvis cupcake by thecupcakeheiress on Flickr: this is a banana cake filled with rich dulce de leche topped with a peanut butter buttercream and another dulce de leche swirl on top! blogged at Chica Chocolatina

And a version by her with bananas and fried plantains!

Latin Elvis Cupcake
via thecupcakeheiress on Flickr

CCCCCC 2009 - Elvis
This one's by Sandy at Iron Cupcake Milwaukee (please note the Elvis cupcake wrappers!!!). She writes:

My hunka hunka burnin' cupcake seemed to be a little much for the crowd at the CCCCCC 2009. My final entry was a banana cake with a peanut butter cup in the center, topped with spicy chocolate ganache, spicy peanut butter buttercream, marshmallow fluff and with or without bits of bacon on top and in the cake. In a community full of vegans and vegetarians, it was surprising to see that the bacon version of my cupcake was hands down more popular than the plain.

Lori Writer at Heavy Table took the above photo, and has the recipe for these banana chocolate chip and bacon mini cupcakes with peanut butter frosting! She writes:

The banana chocolate chip cupcakes are good on their own, even without the frosting, the bacon garnish, or being battered and fried. The bacon provides a surprising crunch and rescues the frosted cupcakes from being overwhelmingly sweet. Battering and deep frying is only for the truly committed. You can quit as soon as you’ve had enough, but you won’t know if you’ve gone far enough until you’ve gone too far. As my husband said as he finished off a deep-fried Elvis cupcake in two bites, then licked the honey from his fingers, “It’s not sick and disgusting if it tastes good.”

And another with Elvis's image...

Elvis Presley Cupcake
Chocolate cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream and a handmade fondant Elvis Presley decoration by Montreal's Clever Cupcakes via Flickr.

Lots of bakeries are doing specials (NOT a complete list, just a random sampling). Bakery links are at right.

The Sweet Tooth Fairy (Utah):

The Petite Cafe:

We will be giving away free Elvis Cupcakes throughout the day, when we ask for the phrase of the hour!!

Buttercream Philadelphia cupcake truck:

Expect Blue Suede (red velvet with blue) and Peanut Butter Banana.

Crumbs Bakeshop cupcake of the month (via Twitter/website):

Vanilla cake filled & frosted with banana cream cheese frosting, topped with a swirl of real creamy peanut butter and edged with peanut butter chips.


Java Cupcake said…
oh yum. that's all i have to say about that!

<3 betsy