Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Banana Cupcakes with Honey Cinnamon Icing



These Banana Cupcakes with Honey Cinnamon Icing are delicious.   I mostly followed Martha Stewart's recipe (click here for original recipe link), you can't go wrong with Martha right?  I shared these at a belated birthday brunch for dessert and I watched my friend's 2 year old gobble up an entire cupcake!  The "cupcakes" are also great without icing too, they are like banana muffins.  But I was told the icing is one of the best parts haha.  Enjoy!



Banana Cupcakes with Honey Cinnamon Icing

Ingredients for Cupcakes
1 ½ cup flour
1 teaspooon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)
1 ½ cups mashed bananas (about 3 to 4 ripe bananas)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Ingredients for Honey Cinnamon Icing
1 ½ cup powdered sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 to 2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon


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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a muffin pan with paper liners.

In a bowl, mix sugar and butter until light and fluffy.  Add in bananas, eggs and vanilla.

Slowly add in dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.


Divide batter evenly in lined muffin pan.


Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cupcake comes out clean.


Remove cupcakes from pan and cool on wire rack.  


While cupcakes are cooling, you can make the honey cinnamon icing.

In a stand mixer, beat powdered sugar, unsalted butter, honey, and cinnamon until smooth.


Spread (or pipe) honey cinnamon icing on cooled cupcakes.


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Makes 12 to 15 cupcakes.