Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Honey Cinnamon Frosting

I was inspired by Martha Stewart and her recipe. But then one of my Facebook friends were using Cream Cheese Honey Cinnamon frosting instead of just Honey-Cinnamon and I thought that it does sound really good. They turned out really good and the frosting was to die for.

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas), plus 1 whole banana, for garnish (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Make a well in center of flour mixture. In well, mix together butter, mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla. Stir to incorporate flour mixture (do not overmix). Dividing evenly, spoon batter into muffin cups.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Spread tops with Cream Cheese Honey Cinnamon Frosting. Just before serving, peel and slice banana into rounds, and place one on each cupcake, if desired.
125g / ½ cup butter
125g / 4 oz cream cheese
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 tbs honey
1 – 2 tbs milk
2 cups icing [powdered] sugar

1. Cream butter until light and fluffy.
2. Add the cream cheese and beat for another 2 minutes.
3. Add the honey and cinnamon and gradually add the icing sugar while mixer is running.
4. Add the milk and more icing sugar until you get the desired considered consistency.