Gordo Elvis Cupcakes
with Chorizo

Tasty Desserts

A Recipe by El Popular

Chorizo Has Left the Building. A Fat Elvis, or “Gordo” Elvis in Spanish, refers to a sandwich that was said to be Elvis Presley’s favorite; it consisted of peanut butter, banana, and bacon slices between two toasted pieces of bread. Inspired by this delicious combo, and the King himself, we created this unique dessert we lovingly named the Gordo Elvis Cupcake. Our creation uses Chorizo instead of bacon, adding a spicy Mexican flair!.

Let’s Get Started

  • Prep Time: 20 mins

  • Cook Time: 15 mins

  • Makes: 24 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ package (18 oz) El Popular “Original” Chorizo

  • 1 box of store-bought banana cake mix

  • Additional ingredients as directed on the cake mix box

  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips (optional)

  • 1 container vanilla icing

  • ¼ cup peanut butter

  • 2 bananas, ripe

  • Caramel drizzle (optional)

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  • While not usually in a Fat Elvis, chocolate chips and caramel are two great additions that can add another layer of deliciousness.

Directions

  • Preheat oven to temp. Indicated on cake mix box.

  • Remove casing from Chorizo, then place in a medium sized skillet. Cook for 4-5 min until brown. Drain as much oil as possible and pat down with paper towels. Dry as much as possible (for best results, let dry and cool for 1 hr+).

  • Make the banana cake mix as directed on box. Once ready to mix cake ingredients together, incorporate all but 1 cup of cooked and dried Chorizo into the batter (make sure Chorizo has cooled to room temp.). If desired, add in chocolate chips.

  • Pour batter into cupcake tins within a muffin pan. Bake as directed on cake mix box.

  • In medium bowl, beat frosting and peanut butter with spoon until well blended (try crunchy peanut butter for some extra texture).

  • Once cupcakes are done, and sufficiently cooled (room temp.), ice cupcakes with the prepared frosting.

  • Garnish with left over chorizo, banana slices, and caramel drizzle (optional).

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft, raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft and comes raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

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