Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Banana Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

In honor of Cupcake Day, I decided to make Banana Cupcakes. Better late than never, right? In my defense, my bananas weren't ripe....
This morning, I created a banana cupcake recipe that is awesome! My parents came by today and were able to sample them - and the cupcakes and frosting received high ratings! The frosting turned out a little softer than I would have liked, but I am hoping it firms up a bit after some time to chill.
Here are my 4 tips for a perfect butter-based cake or cupcake:
#1 DON'T overmix or your cake will be tough
#2 Make them by hand - you will tire out before you can overmix them!
#3 Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature before mixing
#4 No peeking in the oven while the cupcakes bake - it lets too much heat out
 Ever since I started making butter-based cakes by hand, using only a whisk, spatula, or wooden spoon, I have never had a cake fall or come out too heavy. As a bonus, you burn a few calories making it!
Here is the finished cupcake!


  1. That looks yummy! I made banana bread today with dark chocolate chips, and I am going to taste it in a few minutes!

  2. Oh it looks so yummy!! I 'd like to say I made something today but I was a bum, Today LOL:)

  3. I love banana bread with chocolate chips! My husband, not so much... I also add just a touch of Creme de Banana to my banana bread - adds a little something special!