Ripe bananas, flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, eggs, unsalted butter.
First mix all your whites - flour, sugar, salt, soda & powder.
Now add in your eggs, vanilla, melted butter & mashed bananas and then give it a whirl!
Line a muffin pan with baking cups and put about 1/4 cup of batter in each cup.
Put them in a 350 oven. The original recipe says 25-30 minutes - mine were done in 18. so just watch them, I guess!
All right!!! Now let them cool on a wire rack while you move on to the glorious frosting!
Cream cheese, butter (regular old salted this time), powdered sugar, vanilla & cinnamon.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter & cream cheese until smooth & creamy.
..... from this - to this!
Add in the powdered sugar & whip it a little longer.
Then mix in your vanilla & cinnamon! (This is the magic part!)
LOOK AT THIS!!! Isn't it puuuuuurty!!? And delicious, too. This bowl alone could make for a content evening of over-indulgence!
Anyway - back to business - load up a zip lock bag with this stuff & snip off a corner. Then get busy frosting the cooled cupcakes.
(Yes, that is a pajama sleeve you see - I'm not Martha Stewart - I'm just Mom!)
And away we go! Start your swirl on the outside edge & work toward the center.
You should get about 18 cupcakes out of this recipe - and frosting to spare!
I hope you enjoy!
Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas)
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Cinnamon cream cheese frosting:
2 sticks (1 cup) butter (set out about an hour before mixing)
12 oz cream cheese (set out about an hour before mixing)
6 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill a muffin pan with paper liners. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add in the butter, mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla. Stir to incorporate flour mixture, being sure not to over mix. Spoon batter into muffin cups - about 1/4 cup per cupcake.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes (remember I only did 18, though!), or until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.
THE ICING: In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until everything is combined. Add the vanilla and the cinnamon. Ice the cooled cupcakes and enjoy!
Makes 18 cupcakes
Source: Leigh Anne @ Your Homebased Mom