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Banana Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream

  • yield: Makes 28

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 very ripe large bananas, mashed (about 2 cups), plus sliced bananas for garnish
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Caramel Buttercream

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Make cupcakes as directed in Basic Cupcake How-To, using mashed bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla for wet ingredients.

  2. Step 2

    Stir pecans into batter. Once cupcakes are cool, frost tops with caramel buttercream. Frosted cupcakes will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 days. Top with banana slices before serving.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, February 2009

Reviews (13)

  • 12 Mar, 2013

    yum

  • 12 Mar, 2013

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  • 14 Nov, 2012

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  • 14 Nov, 2012

    An Africa vacation or wanting to cruise galapagos Islands is going to cost you a lot more than a Vegas vacation package for example. So, set your budget first to help you narrow down your travel destination ideas. Thanks.
    Regards,
    mba thesis writing

  • 9 Nov, 2012

    h

  • 11 Oct, 2012

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  • 15 Jan, 2012

    We LOVED these cupcakes! Moist, and the smell of them baking was to die for. Yum! :)

  • 19 Apr, 2011

    I thought this was pretty good; you can make a 3 banana recipe if you make a "combine" with this recipe, as they are essentially the same: http://www.marthastewart.com/341918/banana-cake

    I put a few chocolate chips in the batter, and frosted with chocolate frosting...so good!

  • 2 Mar, 2011

    I added a drop of raspberry flavoring to the buttercream frosting and it was AMAZING. But the cupcakes are more like light muffins. But overall delicious

  • 5 Feb, 2011

    These are delicious. They seem a little like muffins to me, but more like cupcakes after they're frosted.

  • 11 Sep, 2009

    This recipe is outstanding. Moist and flavorful

  • 5 Jun, 2009

    I got my CUPCAKES book yesterday at the book signing event in Madison, Connecticut. I tried this recipe today and they came out great! Thanks, Martha!