Friday, January 26, 2007

Frosted Banana Cupcakes

Copyright 2007 by Cooking With The Single Guy

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp.salt
1 cup mashed banana (about 2 bananas)

Cream Cheese Frosting
Combine and beat until smooth:
3 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
gradually add 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, beating until smooth

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into batter. Finally, mix in the mashed banana.

Pour batter into the liners until about 2/3 full.

Bake 20-25 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

Notes: If you want to make bars, you can use a 9-inch x 13-inch glass pan; heat oven to 325 F and bake for about 35 minutes.
Ben- I know you don't bake because you end up with 2 dozen cupcakes, but I cut the recipe in half and wound up with a very manageable 8 cupcakes!


Single Guy Ben said...

For further clarification, I don't bake because:

1) I end up with dozens of muffins or cookies AND

2) Baking often entails the use of butter and processed flour. So that's another reason I rarely bake.

But thanks everyone for the tips on making fewer baked goods. I think I'll stick with buying a scone from Bakesale Betty. :)

Anonymous said...

These are absolutely awesome! Incredibly moist, the frosting is excellent! And they were very easy to make. I had a ball making the frosting into different colors, adding jimmies and other decorations and voila! I had very pretty cupcakes! I know ... not very single guy ... but hey, I'm a gal!