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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting

Everyday Food
Makes 12
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
3/4 c. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 c. mashed bananas 9about 4 ripe)
1 whole banana for garnish
2 large eggs
1/2 t. pure vanilla extract

Honey-Cinnamon Frosting
In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat 1 1/4 c. confectioner's sugar, 1/2 c. butter (room temperature), 1 T. honey and 1/8 t. ground cinnamon until smooth, 4-5 minutes.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
2. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. In well, mix together butter, mashed bananas, eggs and vanilla. Stir to incorporate flour mixture (do not over mix). Dividing evenly, spoon batter into muffin cups.
3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Spread tops with Honey-Cinnamon frosting. Just before serving, peel and slice banana into rounds and place one on each cupcake.

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