Roasting brings out the flavor in many foods – nuts, vegetables, fruits for example. Bananas are no exception…they become even sweeter! This recipe is called Roasted Banana Cupcakes and in my humble opinion they are fabulous.
Here is how I made them..
First, I roasted ripe bananas in the oven for 15 minutes:
When the bananas came out of the oven – oh, the aroma!! They look kind of funny but they are delicious in this recipe.
Next, I whisked the dry ingredients together:
Then I separated three eggs:
Time to start mixing everything together..
Butter and sugar are creamed together until light and fluffy:
Add the egg yolks one at a time and mix well:
After the yolks are mixed in, add the cooled and mashed roasted bananas:
The dry ingredients and sour cream were added alternately:
After I added vanilla extract to this mixture, I whisked the egg whites to soft peaks and folded them in:
I filled the cupcake liners, baked them and let them cool:
While the cupcakes were cooling, I assembled the frosting ingredients:
The frosting is a Honey-Cinnamon Buttercream. I added cream cheese because, well, anything is better with cream cheese. Delicious..the honey adds a subtle flavor and the cinnamon is just spicy enough. All in all, a triumph!
Here are some more pictures of the final cupcakes:
These cupcakes were so, so good. They tasted like a moist, rich banana bread in a cupcake. And the frosting was perfect. Another good one, Martha!
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