Recipe for Sunday, April 17th, 2011:
Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting
Recipe via Kitchen Notes
Prep time: unknown
Bake time: 25-30 minutes
Serves: 16 cupcakes
Ingredients [Banana Cupcakes]:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large very ripe bananas, pureed
Ingredients [Nutella Frosting]:
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup Nutella
- 8 ounces powdered sugar, by weight
(A conversion table can be found here.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.
Sift the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
Cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Add the flour mixture and blend ingredients together until only just combined. Stir in the banana. Blend mixture until ingredients are fully incorporated.
Portion batter into muffin cups. Bake in preheated oven until cakes are light golden brown and tester comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes. After removing cupcakes from the oven, cool completely on a wire rack.
Make frosting: Cream together the cream cheese and Nutella until blended. Add the powdered sugar gradually until ingredients are combined. Mix on a high speed until frosting is smooth and creamy. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe frosting over the top of each cupcake.