After my third recipe attempt at banana cupcake bliss I finally came up with something I find slightly interesting (read:edible).
I give you..... Banana Espresso Cinnamon Cupcakes! Ok ok I know it sounds a little odd as I write this but its actually a pretty tasty combo. The bananas gave the cake a moist delicate interior and the espresso & cinnamon gave it a little kick.
Cupcakes (Makes 6 regular sized cupcakes)
1/2 c AP Flour
1/4 c Granulated Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/8 tsp Salt
2 tsp Espresso Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Ripe Banana (mashed)
2 1/2 tbsp Unsalted Butter (melted)
1 Egg Yolk
3 tbsp Half & Half
Preheat oven to 350
Toss all the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. In another bowl combine wet ingredients and mix with a hand mixer until smooth. Combine the wet and the dry and fill lined baking cups 3/4 full. Bake until tester comes out clean. Cool on a rack and make the frosting.
Frosting (Makes enough to generously fill and frost 6 Cupcakes)
2 oz Unsalted Butter
4 oz Cream Cheese
1 c Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Espresso Powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Using a hand mixer, combine everything until velvety smooth. Top cooled cakes and serve.
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