Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Banana Cupcakes

What do you do when your 2 year old daughter says in her sweet little voice, "mommy, let's play in your kitchen" (as opposed to the one she got for Christmas)?

You make cupcakes.
Or "happy cakes" as my daughter says.

I got this recipe from a Taste of Home cupcake contest. With a little GFing they turned out pretty good, but anything is with cream cheese frosting. They taste a lot like banana bread in a cupcake form.

(ohhh, haha! I just noticed the loaf of bread in the background. Oops, shouldn't be posting that on a GF blog...)

Banana Cupcakes

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 large banana)
1 t. vanilla
1 cup GF mix
1 t. xanthan gum
1/2 t. rounded baking soda
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. salt
1/4 cup sour cream

4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 t. vanilla
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
3 T. chopped walnuts (optional)

In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt; add to creamed mixture. Mix in sour cream.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full. Bake at 350 for 18-22 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 mins before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
For frosting , in a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and vanilla. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Frost cupcakes; sprinkle with walnuts. Store in the refrigerator.



yum! i love eva's adorable request. :)

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