I’ve been looking for a good banana cupcake recipe for a while. I have a wonderful banana cake, banana bread recipe, but I wanted a cupcake with bananas.
This is a great recipe. It’s more cakey… or cupcakey (?)
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, bananas and buttermilk.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to banana mixture. Fill 18 paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove to wire racks to cool completely. In a small mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and enough milk to achieve desired spreading consistency.
Frost cupcakes any way you like.
* Keep in mind that these are cupcakes and not your typical banana bread muffins.
** For a great article on using butter vs. shortening in baking, click here.
adapted from allrecipes