Thursday, June 3, 2010

Caramel Banana Cupcakes



I have
been
having a
sweet-tooth
lately.

So among
other treats,
I enjoyed
these
yesterday.




Caramel Banana Cupcakes
Adapted from: Love & Olive Oil

1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups milk
2 1/8 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/8 cups sugar
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract

For Frosting:
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 tablespoons caramel topping



1. Preheat the oven to 350ยบ. Line muffin tin with paper cupcake liners.


2. Combined apple cider vinegar and milk in small bowl. Stir well and set aside.
 

3. In a bowl, mash banana with canola oil until incorporated. Add extracts and mix well.

4. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the milk and banana mixtures to the dry ingredients and stir until smooth.

5. Fill each muffin cup with a small 1/4 cup of batter. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Let cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then remove and place on a wire rack. Cool completely before frosting.

6. For frosting, whip butter with electric mixer until fluffy. Add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add milk, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons caramel, and beat 3-5 minutes until thick and fluffy. Add more sugar if needed to achieve proper consistency. Spread or pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Drizzle with remaining caramel and enjoy!


I am also
experimenting
with trying
to pipe
the frosting
onto the
cupcakes
in the
shape of
flowers.

It's a bit
harder
than
it looks.

3 comments:

Chef Dennis said...

Caramel and banana are sooooo good together!! Your cupcakes look great, I'm afraid I still just slather on the icing....sigh

Chef Dennis said...

HI Jennifer

Congratulations on making the Food Buzz Top 9!! Very much deserved, you do such great work!

Cheers
Dennis

Linn @ Swedish Home Cooking said...

Those cupcakes sounds amazing! Have you ever tried making Swedish cupcakes?? I made some in one of my episodes of my online cooking show, if you're curious, check it out! Linn