March 16, 2009

Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

Makes 18

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line muffin/pan. On medium speed, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add the eggs to the creamed mixture and beat well. Add the bananas and mix well. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add all the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix until completely integrated. Add the milk and vanilla. Mix for 1 minute on medium speed. Fill cupcake liners one-half to three-quarters full with batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in the pan.

Vanilla Buttercream
1 stick butter, softened
1 tb. vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tbs. milk

With an electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add sugar and vanilla. Beat, on low speed to combine. DO NOT REFRIGERATE!!!


pink said...

Those sound really good!

echinela said...

They were good! I have one left in the fridge that I'm planning to savor, LOL.

Dane said...

i made these just now and they ended up too moist in the center, almost uncooked and suffered because of the missing baking powder..

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