Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting...

 


I love baking cupcakes.

I love baking anything, really.

It's therapeutic.

Yep, baking makes everything all better.

So, to relieve the stress of back-to-school madness, running my kids to activities here and there, and just the day to day happenings...... I decided to...... well, bake.




I've been wanting to come up with a banana cupcake recipe for quite a while. These have bananas in pretty much every bite. The cream cheese frosting tops them off nicely, too. I sprinkled on some chopped walnuts to finish them off. Boy, was that a good idea!

All in all, I'd have to say this therapeutic baking session was a great success.


Banana Cupcakes

  • 2-1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 3/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cups Salted Butter, Softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Whole Large Eggs
  • 2 Cups Buttermilk
  • 5 Whole Bananas, Mashed
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F.)

In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the vanilla and mix. Next, mix in the eggs, one at a time, incorporating well after each addition. Mix in the buttermilk. 

In small batches, add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, until just combined. Gently fold in the mashed bananas. Divide the batter, evenly, between two pre-lined muffin/cupcake pans. Bake for 12-15 minutes. The cupcakes will fall as they are cooling. Cool completely and frost with Cream Cheese Frosting (below) and top with chopped walnuts (optional). Makes 24-28 cupcakes. 


Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 Cup Salted Butter, Softened
  • 1 Block Cream Cheese (8 Oz.), Softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Pound Powdered Sugar
Beat the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla together in a large bowl. Gradually add in the powdered sugar. Mix until well combined. Frosts 24-28 cupcakes or two 9 inch cakes. 

Enjoy!

I'm linking this post up to Sweet Tooth Friday and I'm Lovin' It.


5 comments:

  1. These sound delicious! I love anything with a cream cheese frosting :)

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  2. Yum! baking is a great stress relief and cupcakes are always so rewarding :) can't wait to try these!

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  3. these look so good. I wish i liked bananas! (great pics!)

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  4. How pretty! These look so good. I made a lemon cake with lemon frosting the other day. The cake was bone dry, but the frosting was delish. I'm guessing it would be pretty darned good on these cupcakes as well.

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  5. I must agree that these do look yummy! The cream cheese really tops them off nicely~beautiful photos!

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