Wednesday, August 6, 2008


For my birthday last month I got two cookbooks filled with cupcake recipes, so tonight I thought I'd try one out. They are Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting, from the book 100 Best Cupcake Recipes. They really taste amazing, at least to me! :)

Here is the recipe if you want to try them out! (I cut the recipe in half but this is the entire recipe.)

Banana Cupcakes
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 medium mashed bananas (about 1 cup)
chocolate frosting

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 18 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and allspice in large bowl. Add oil, eggs, milk, and vanilla; beat with electric mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until well blended. Beat in bananas until well blended. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for at least 10 minutes. Frost.

Bakers One Bowl Fudge Frosting
1 pkg. (8 squares) Bakers Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup milk

Directions: Microwave chocolate in large microwaveable bowl on high 2 minutes or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 minute. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool 5 minutes. Add sugar, butter and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Gradually add milk, beating until well blended. If frosting becomes too thick, beat in additional milk by teaspoonfuls until of desired consistency.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! Those sound awesome. I may have to save that recipe. :) I just made a lemon-sour cream pound cake this week. It was yummy.