Day 175 – Gina’s Banana Cupcakes

22 Jan

I am amazed at how many banana cupcakes there are out there!  And how many variation bakers have come up with.  I am intrigued by them because sometimes they are muffin-like.  Sometimes obviously a cupcake.  And sometimes I just can’t decide.  What do you think?  Gina’s Banana Cupcakes (recipe below from KitchMe).

Banana-Cake     Mini-Banana

The cupcakes are very moist and squishy,  they are the kind of moist that leaves your fingers oily.  They are a little like a banana nut muffin, but not quite as dense.  They do taste like a banana nut muffin as well, just a little sweeter and without the spice.

Molasses-Frosting

The frosting is smooth and very creamy.  Extremely soft.  It pipes on, but doesn’t fully maintain it’s shape.  It tastes like a cream cheese frosting, just a dark cream cheese frosting,  the molasses is cut a little by the sugar, but you definitely taste it.

Banana-Cupcake     Mini-Banana-Cupcake

The molasses really brings out the walnuts and the banana flavor.  It’s darker than the typical banana cupcake, which is a nice change.  Since the frosting is so creamy though, it’s almost like eating a muffin with a thick glaze, instead of a cupcake.

Banana-Cupcake-top     Mini-Banana-Cupcake-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19

RECIPE

Gina’s Banana Cupcakes (recipe from KitchMe)

Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large ripe bananas, peeled & mashed
  • 3/4 cups walnuts, chopped

Frosting:

  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

For directions visit KitchMe.

*Tomorrow: Red Velvet Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 175 – Gina’s Banana Cupcakes”

  1. tastytreats13 January 22, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    That looks fantastic!

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