Day 213 – Honey Banana Cupcakes

1 Mar

Ok, this is one of those days where I need a cupcake that just makes me happy.  You know.  The kind that just warm your heart (and your stomach).  So, why not try these Honey Banana Cupcakes (recipe below from Neighbor Food Blog)?  You got your honey.  Your banana.  And you top it with a Nutella ganache?  What?!?!

Honey-Banana-Cupcake     Mini-Honey-Banana

The cupcakes look like banana muffins.  Dense, fairly moist and sticky.  The banana flavor is definitely the star, but the honey makes them much sweeter than a typical muffin.  You can definitely tell it’s a cupcake.

Nutella-glaze

The glaze is smooth and thicker than a ganache, but still very runny and easy to spoon onto the cupcakes.  It has a sweet, chocolate taste with just a hint of Nutella nuttiness. Really tasty. It’s be good with some graham crackers or Nilla wafers too!

Honey-Banana-Chocolate     Mini-Honey-Banana-Choc

The chocolate and the cupcake to really well together.  It’s sweet, it’s chocolatey, with that little touch of banana and hazelnut.  This would be another great brunch (or morning) cupcake.  Almost, almost a frosted muffin, but better.

Honey-Banana-Choc-top     Mini-Honey-Banana-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 19.5

RECIPE

Honey Banana Cupcakes (recipe from Neighbor Food Blog)

Cupcakes:

  • 1½ cups flour
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 large extra ripe bananas (about 1¼ cups), smashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Ganache:

  • ½ cup Nutella
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup cream

For directions visit Neighbor Food Blog.

*Tomorrow: Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 213 – Honey Banana Cupcakes”

  1. bakewithmeblog March 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    YUM!

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