Thanks to everyone who watched Studio 5 today. I love the support I receive! It gives me warm fuzzies! I had a blast and I am so surprised with myself on how much I enjoy doing these cooking segments. I’m usually not the type of person who does anything close to this, but I find it invigorating somehow. If you missed it, I will hopefully be able to get a video of it here on my blog soon. Just keep checking back. Anyways, thanks for all the support! Now onto the cupcakes.
Is it a cupcake or a muffin? It originally started out as a Banana Muffin. I had some ripe bananas I needed to use up and thought it sounded especially satisfying at the moment. But then I had the idea to add the Cinnamon-Vanilla Icing and I’m pretty sure that when you add the icing it magically turns into a Cupcake. You can sure correct me if I’m wrong, but either way these are delicious. And you can justify eating more because they are filled with fruit, right? I think that’s how it works. Anyways, give them a try because they are delicious!
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. I know I plan to!!
Banana Cupcakes With Cinnamon-Vanilla Icing
makes 18 muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium bananas)
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Using a mixer, beat the eggs, sour cream, butter and bananas; slowly add the dry ingredients and blend just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-22 minutes. Top with Cinnamon-Vanilla Icing. Top that with chopped nuts if desired.
2 ounces softened cream cheese
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Using a mixer, mix the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until well combined. Add half of the confectioners’ sugar and mix until creamy. Add the milk, cinnamon and the remaining confectioners’ sugar and beat until creamy and smooth.