Banana Banana!

Banana Banana!

Sometimes you just want bananas…ok maybe that’s just me. To settle my banana craving I made a Banana  Cupcake I call Banana Banana! Anyone? OK, I’ll just give the recipe.

This cupcake is a banana nutmeg cupcake with a banana cinnamon frosting, sure to make any banana lover happy.

Banana Banana! Cupcakes

Makes about 16 cupcakes

Mashed Bananas

  • 3 Very Ripe Bananas

Banana Nutmeg Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of the mashed bananas
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans and place aside.
  2. In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add mashed bananas and beat until well-combined.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Slowly mix flour mixture to the wet ingredients
  4. Add milk and beat on low speed for an additional minute.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the cupcake pans. Tap pans on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

For the Banana Cinnamon Frosting:

  • Remainder of the mashed bananas (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter. Add mashed banana and beat until well-incorporated.
  2. Add powdered sugar, a cup at a time, beating on low speed after each addition.
  3. Add cinnamon and vanilla and beat to incorporate. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for an additional 2 minutes.

 



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