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Banana and Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Rated as 4.18 out of 5 Stars
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"Cupcakes are all the rage. Here is a simple recipe that I love to use. You can get as creative as you feel with the decoration by adding colors to the Buttercream and piping it creatively, adding sprinkles, or topping them with coconut, these are great fun to make!"
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Ingredients

1 h 50 m servings 395
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 cupcakes)

Directions

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; set aside. Beat 1/2 cup butter and the white sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in the vanilla with the last egg. Pour in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing until just incorporated. Fold in the chopped bananas, mixing just enough to evenly combine. Pour the batter into prepared cups.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. While the cupcakes are cooling, make the buttercream by beating 2/3 cup of butter in a bowl until smooth and glossy. Beat in the vanilla, followed by the confectioners' sugar. Once no dry lumps of sugar remain, add the cream and food coloring. Whip on high speed until light and fluffy. Frost the cooled cupcakes with the buttercream frosting.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 395 calories; 20.4 50.5 4.1 98 327 Full nutrition

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Given reviews that are all over the map – changes made, widely varying opinions on the outcome – I decided to just read and follow the recipe as directed. This is my take on the results of this ...

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Sorry, but I have to give a low review. It was not good at all. It did not have much flavor at all and the texture was not agreeable. It was not sweet and did not taste like any cake I've eat...

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Given reviews that are all over the map – changes made, widely varying opinions on the outcome – I decided to just read and follow the recipe as directed. This is my take on the results of this ...

I love this recipe it was fast,easy, and simply delicious! I was remeber that we were going to a party and we had to bring a dessert, I needed something simple, easy, and something everyone woul...

Sorry, but I have to give a low review. It was not good at all. It did not have much flavor at all and the texture was not agreeable. It was not sweet and did not taste like any cake I've eat...

i didnt make the cupcakes but i did use the recipe for the buttercream and it was really good it was perfect with cake decorating !!!!! love this!!!!:)

These are easy and delicious! My bananas were older so I mashed them instead of cutting them up. I also baked a Nilla Wafer in the center of each cupcake but the flavor of the cake still shines ...

I loved this recipe! Nice and simple. I did however change a few things in the cupcake part. Instead of 2 large bananas I used 3 large bananas. I chopped them up added 1/4 cup of water and put t...

I tried making these today I was really excited. I did put an extra banana in to increase the babana flavour. I am not completely dissapointed in them, howver they are differnt from what i expe...

Very good buttercream next time I will try to put a little less confectioner's sugar...

I Love The Frosting~ :) It was so yummy~ Me & my teacher loved it <3 {we bake together~ lol}