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Weekly Winner #2

14 Aug

Week #2, in a nut shell…

Decadent Double Chocolate Mousse-filled Cupcake

Decadent Double Chocolate Mousse Filled Cupcakes halved

Lemon Cloud Cupcake

Lemon Cloud Cupcake

Black Bottom Cupcake

Black Bottom Cupcakes halved

PB & J Cupcake

PB & J Cupcake

Cookies & Cream Cupcake

Cookies & Cream Cupcake

Pineapple Coconut Dream Cupcake

Pineapple Coconut Dream Cupcake

Banana Split Cupcake

Banana Split Cupcake

What a fun week of cupcakes!!  But, there can only be one weekly winner.  I mean, those are the rules…

Lemon Cloud Cupcake          Mini Lemon Cloud Cupcake

The winner for week 2, with 19.5 points, is Lemon Cloud Cupcakes (recipe from farm baby).  Check out that day here.  And make sure you don’t miss the Monthly Competition on August 31!!

Day 14 – Banana Split Cupcakes

14 Aug

A little fun for Hump Day.  Middle of the week in the middle of the month.  Double Hump Day!  Banana Split Cupcakes (recipe below from Foods for the Soul) should lighten up the day.

Banana cupcake         mini banana cupcake

The cake is ridiculously dense!!   I want a cupcake to be a little more moist.  Not overly sweet.  Very banana muffin-esque, in consistency and in taste.

Chocolate filling          mini chocolate filling

The filling is creamy and VERY sour!!  There’s not much else to say about it…

frosting

Frosting is smooth and creamy.  Nice sweet vanilla flavor.

Banana Split Cupcake          mini Banana Split Cupcake

How cute are those?!  The tart filling kinda surprises you at first, but otherwise the balance is nice.  This is an extremely fun, adorable cupcake.  It’s not bad taste-wise, but not amazing.  Very similar to a light banana split.  This would be a wonderful party cupcake, a definite crowd pleaser.  And, it’s super easy to make, despite being a 3-part cupcake!

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 2

– Frosting Taste: 3.5

– Overall Taste: 3

– Appearance: 5

– Ease of Making: 5 (seriously.  look at the recipe.  6 lines of directions!)

– TOTAL: 18.5

RECIPE

Banana Split Cupcakes (recipe from Foods for the Soul)

for the cupcakes
1 1/3 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp butter, softened
¾ c granulated sugar
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1 medium ripe banana, mashed
for the filling
½ c plain nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
for the frosting
1 tbsp butter, softened
1½ c powdered sugar, sifted
1½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp skim milk
for decorating
12 cherries
2 tbsp rainbow sprinkles
For directions visit Foods for the Soul.

*Tomorrow: Brownie Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting*
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