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Banana Cupcakes

13 Aug

Banana cupcakes rock. I mean, really really rock. They’re sweet and satisfying and yummy. I knew I wanted to venture outside of my standard cream cheese frosting with these, and ended up stumbling across a cupcake recipe that included a fab idea. Get this – honey cinnamon frosting. How have I not thought of this already? Honey + cinnamon = happiness. Add banana cupcakes to the mix and you’re pretty much set for life.

Banana Cupcakes
makes 12/adapted from this recipe

Here’s what I used:

Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter – melted
  • 4 ripe bananas – mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Frosting

  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter – room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Here’s what I did:

Cupcakes

  1. Blend together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Make a crater in the center of the dry mixture, and add butter, mashed bananas eggs and vanilla.
  3. Mix wet ingredients and then incorporate dry.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

  1. Beat all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  2. Chill the frosting for a bit while the cupcakes cool – it wasn’t as firm as I typically like it.
  3. Stir the frosting and top each cupcake.
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