Saturday, November 13, 2010

Honey and Banana Cupcakes

I found this recipe in a book called "200 Cupcakes". It made about 12 cupcakes which, to me, is perfect when you are trying out a new recipe. I really, really liked this banana cupcake. It actually tasted like a banana cupcake and not a banana muffin. It was soft and cakey like a cupcake. It didn't get that sort of crusty muffin top that muffins get. The frosting I could have done without. I love honey, but it just wasn't the frosting for me. It was more of a honey drizzle or a glaze than it was an actual frosting. Next time I might consider chocolate ganache, PB buttercream or cream cheese frosting as alternatives.

Here's the recipe for the cupcakes:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 6 Tbsp lightly salted butter, melted
  • heaping 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 small, very ripe bananas, mashed

1. Line a muffin pan with 12 liners. Sift the flour, baking powder, and baking soda into a bowl.

2. Mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, and mashed bananas in a separate bowl. Tip in the dry ingredients and mix together gently until evenly combined. Divide the cake mixture between the 12 liners.

3. Bake in a preheated over, 325 degrees, for 25 minutes, or until risen and just firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

4. Frost as desired.

Enjoy! What frosting will you come up with?
Bake on!

No comments:

Post a Comment