Banana Cupcakes

Recipe adapted from Sky High: Irresistible Triple-Layer Cakes
(Makes about 2 dozen cupcakes)

  • 2 1/4 cups of cake flour
  • 1 1/3 cups of sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of mashed ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1.    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and have your cupcake liners ready.
2.    Mix the cake flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt for about 1 minute.
3.    Add the mashed bananas and butter. Beat until well blended on medium for about 3 minutes.
4.    In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, and vanilla together. Slowly add this mixture to the batter.
5.    Scoop the batter into your cupcake liners and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

 

Rum Icing

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 8oz container mascarpone cheese (or cream cheese)
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp Meyer’s Rum
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar

Cream butter and nmascarpone together.  Add heavy cream, then rum and vanilla.  Add powdered sugar a cup at a time until icing reaches desired consistency.