Cakelove’s newest cupcake flavor is the ‘Elvis’, a wonderful concoction of my favorite things, and my new Cakelove favorite. The Elvis is a banana cupcake topped with peanut butter Italian Meringue Buttercream, and a dab of chocolate ganache over that. The combination is absolutely delicious. A lover of cake, I couldn’t resist trying one while I was shopping at Tyson’s Corner yesterday afternoon. I highly recommend this cupcake to anyone and everyone who likes Elvis’s favorite flavors.
As I am writing this, I am remembering all the different occasions during which I’ve sampled Elvis’s favorite foods. In Memphis, I ate at the now defunct ‘Elvis Presley’s Memphis’ restaurant. I ordered Elvis’ all-time favorite, the Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich. The restaurant used the original recipe, preparing the sandwich by spreading Texas toast with rich peanut butter and fresh sliced bananas, then brushing the bread with butter and grilling it to perfection.
Cakelove’s new ‘Elvis’ cupcake from their location in Tyson’s Corner I Mall eatery. Sorry for less than stellar iphone pic.
‘The Elvis’ sandwich from New York City’s ‘Peanut Butter & Co.’ in SoHo is described on the menu as “A grilled peanut Butter sandwich, stuffed with bananas and honey. Try it with bacon for that extra indulgence. Long live the King!”.
We met Mike Myers while eating there one night. It was fun and exciting, both meeting a comedian of that caliber and eating such a delicious sandwich. It would be hard to pick between the two. BTW, at this establishment, the sandwich is served with chips and carrots sliced lengthwise. Good luck finding a table on any given night. Photo: www.theskinnypignyc.com