Roasted Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting

taken from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes
guest post IN-Baker

3 ripe bananas (plus 1 or 2 to garnish)
2 cups cake-flour (not self raising) sifted
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp salt
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temp.
¾ cup sugar
3 large eggs, separated
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Pre-heat oven 400*F
  2. Place 3 whole unpeeled bananas on a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes (peels will darken).
  3. While your roasting sift together cake flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Remove bananas and cool before peeling, re-set oven to 350*F
  5. On med-high cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time, making sure it’s well combined each time.
  6. Add roasted bananas and beat to combine
  7. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of sour cream, and being until just combined after each addition.
  8. Beat in vanilla
  9. In a separate bowl whisk egg whites to a soft peak, fold 1/3 whites into batter to lighten. Gently fold in remaining whites in two batches
  10. Divide batter into your cupcake liners (in tin) Bake for 20 minutes rotating half way through. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

For the Frosting:
2 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tbsp honey
¼ tsp ground cinnamon

With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat all ingredients until smooth. Use immediately!!

Finish the cupcakes, fill a pastry bag fitted with a medium French-star tip (Ateco #863 or Wilton #363) with frosting. Pipe seven scallops around the perimeter of cupcake, and pipe a large starburst in the center. Don’t garnish with sliced bananas until serving time. Brown bananas aren’t really that attractive!


Day 1: National Cupcake week. Here in England it's National Cupcake week so, get ready for a week full of yummy cupcake recipes from myself and some lovely guest bloggers!! There is still time to vote on which cupcake you'd like me to bake so please vote!!

3 comments:

  1. Looks way yum! Baking question....can you recommend a carrot cake recipe? Thanks

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  2. Hi! I've never made a carrot cake. I used to love them. If I were to make one I'd choose this recipe by Nigella:
    http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/carrot-cake-4873
    or this one from the Hummingbird Bakery http://www.ocado.com/webshop/recipe/carrot-cake/2854

    Hummingbird Bakery recipes are very American and very good! and Nigella has never steered me wrong! I have now added Carrot Cake to my list, after Coconut Cupcakes!! Wonder which recipe I'll use! ;0) x Lisa

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  3. Cream cheese frosting for the hummingbird cake
    http://www.ocado.com/webshop/recipe/cream-cheese-frosting/2850?selectedCategories=

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