Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Banana Cupcakes

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe)
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 sticks (1 cup) butter, slightly softened
12 oz cream cheese
6 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin pan w/ paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and slat.
2. Make a well in center of flour mixture. In the well, mix together the butter, mashed bananas, eggs and vanilla. Stir to incorporate four mixture, being sure not to over mix. Spoon batter into muffin cups.
3. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove cupcakes form pan; and cook completely on wire rack.

In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, and cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar and the mix until everything is combined. Add the vanilla and the cinnamon. Ice the cooled cupcakes and enjoy!

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