Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting
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Serves: 36
 
Ingredients
For the cupcakes:
  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups pureed bananas
For the frosting:
  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 1 lb cream cheese
  • 8 cups confectioner's sugar
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Make the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 300°F. Combine butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix until sugar and butter forms a cream. Crack eggs into a separate bowl, and add vanilla extract, then add eggs to the mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed until mixture becomes light and fluffy. Combine baking powder, baking soda and salt with flour. Add half the flour mixture, followed by buttermilk, then add the rest of the flour mixture. Mix until combined, but be careful not to over mix. On a low speed, mix in banana puree. Mix for one minute, then remove from mixer and finish mixing by hand. Scoop cupcakes and bake for 23 minutes.
  2. Make the frosting: Combine butter and cream cheese in mixing bowl and mix on a medium speed for 5 minutes. While mixing at low speed, add sugar. Once combined, add a splash of vanilla extract and mix on medium speed for 3 minutes or until smooth and fully combined. Add cinnamon and mix again to combine.
  3. Frost fully cooled cupcakes and enjoy!
Recipe by Total Noms at http://totalnoms.com/2013/06/banana-cupcakes-with-cinnamon-frosting/