Friday FINALLY came around after this crazy week. This week, the star of this week’s recipe has to my overripe bananas sitting (or that were sitting) on my counter top. Mom’s orders, can’t really ignore them even if I’m 26. HAHA! I haven’t done cupcakes since October. Man, that’s a long time, no? If you missed those, you can check out my Glow in the Dark Cupcakes right HERE. (<–These were a huge hit and super cute.) Honestly, I got scared of doing the frosting, but its okay the frosting for the ones I did last night was easier. And I need to empty my mind after a long week, so lets go!
The recipe is from Martha Stewart‘s site. Here’s the link: http://www.marthastewart.com/314063/banana-cupcakes-with-honey-cinnamon-fros
Just remember that the Honey Cinnamon Frosting is a separate recipe that is linked to that page. If you want to know just how to make that, you can get it right here at this link: http://www.marthastewart.com/336911/honey-cinnamon-frosting
This is the whole deal with frosting and all. They give you the option of garnishing the banana right before serving but that would mean I would have to devour the rest of the banana also.
As usual, I do some modifications to the recipes. One, I halved the recipe for the frosting because I only frosted half the batch. The normal batch looks like this right out of the oven.
Another thing is that this looked like it would be very sweet. At least I tend to have that feeling from some of the other recipes I’ve done from Martha Stewart’s site. So I went 1/2 cup of sugar instead of 3/4 cup. My mom still has to try them so she’s the final judge on that one. That’s about all the changes I did do.
With all that said, I thought these cupcakes were fantastic. Even with the frosting, it was JUST right. The frosting is super nice and fluffy. Its like banana wrapped with honey-cinnamon explosion in my mouth. I’m not a huge fan of eating too much of banana-flavored baked goods but these ones were just super good. The cupcake texture wasn’t fluffy also, not too wet or not too dry.
I would recommend this recipe. Its easy to make and tastes delicious.
Who likes banana flavored desserts? Whats your favorite kind? Share them with me, it’ll inspire me to try it out, if I haven’t already 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone!