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Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

May 10, 2010

When I was in Europe, I was blessed with the chance to visit one of my best friends in Paris, France. While there, I had some of the best food of my life– baguettes, cheese, pain au chocolate….

But if I was cruelly forced to choose a favorite, I would hands down pick the banana nutella crepe. Dear. Lord. Heaven in a napkin, right there.

I don’t think it would even be right to try and replicate it at home… so I chose to sort of reinvent the concept in the next best thing, the other love of my life: Cupcakes.

And so, I bring you,

Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

For the cupcakes:

Gather your ingredients, preheat your oven to 350 F, and line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Make a well in center of flour mixture. (We transferred the dry ingredients to the kitchenaid mixer bowl)

In well, add your butter, eggs…

Your mashed bananas….

… yum? …

And mix together in your mixer.

Dividing evenly, spoon batter into muffin cups.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.

For the nutella frosting:

Ingredients.

Combine the butter, Nutella, powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of milk. Mix well with electric mixer, adding more milk as needed to make a fluffy spreadable frosting.

I just got a fun cupcake kit, complete with piping tools! This recipe makes enough to frost 12 cupcakes.

If you have some extra banana, garnish with a little baby slice.

So pretty.

Overall I’d say this cupcake was a success. The cake itself was moist and very banana-bread-y, which I love. The frosting was way too sweet for me personally, (4 and half cups of powdered sugar! Basically an entire box!) I think I may have been happier just spreading on some plain nutella and calling it a day, but it did LOOK great, and that’s half of it, isn’t it?

Bon appetit!

Libby

BANANA CUPCAKES

Recipe by Martha Stewart: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/desserts_E0308WELD_T

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas), plus 1 whole banana, for garnish (optional)

2 large eggs

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

2. Make a well in center of flour mixture. In well, mix together butter, mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla. Stir to incorporate flour mixture (do not overmix). Dividing evenly, spoon batter into muffin cups.

3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.


NUTELLA FROSTING

Recipe from Crepes of Wrath: http://crepesofwrath.net/2009/06/05/double-chocolate-chunk-cupcakes-with-nutella-frosting/

INGREDIENTS:

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup Nutella

4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2-4 tablespoons milk

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

DIRECTIONS:

1. Combine the butter, Nutella, powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of milk. Mix well with electric mixer, adding more milk as needed to make a fluffy spreadable frosting.

2. Makes enough to pipe frosting onto 12 cupcakes. If you want to just spread the frosting on,  half or even third the recipe.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. kelly permalink
    May 10, 2010 1:07 am

    DEAR GOD. MY DEAR GOD. i’m literally speechless. i can’t even believe this is possible… my mind has been blown.

  2. May 11, 2010 12:59 am

    gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! the best thing i bet!

  3. Lynn permalink
    June 1, 2010 9:18 pm

    OHMYGOD. love the garnish.

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