Ah Tuesday, welcome back to Tuesday everyone!
My niece turned 1 a month or so ago and we had a party for her this weekend. Now as you can imagine I'm the baker in the family so I got to make her some delicious cupcakes! She loves fruit so we went with Strawberry Banana and we also used some fondant and made a sock!
I was pretty pleased with the result, considering that decorating is NOT my specialty. And it was so fun to see my beautiful little niece
smashing her cupcake into her mouth eating her cupcake. I loved it!
So this recipe is super simple (do I say that about all of them?). It's a banana cupcake with strawberry cream cheese frosting. Yum!
2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mashed banana
Preheat oven to 350 and line 2 cupcake pans.
In a large bowl whip the butter and sugar using a mixer, this will take about two minutes, you want it to be light and smooth. Once the butter is whipped, add in the eggs, one at a time. Mix for about a minute, or until well combined.
Next, add in the vanilla and salt to taste (I'm bad and don't measure either, ever) followed by the baking soda and baking powder.
Now mesure your flour as well as your sour cream and banana. Add in about 1/3 of the flour and mix until just combined. Then, add in all of the sour cream. Follow this with another addition of 1/3 of the flour and then the mashed banana. Add the last 1/3 of the flour and mix until combined.
Once mix, scrape the sides and mix one last time to make sure that everything is incorporated.
Scoop into the lined cupcake pans filling each one about 2/3 full, or using a 2 oz. ice cream scoop.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
2 8 ounce blocks cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 1/2 tablespoons strawberry jam
3-4 cups powdered sugar
In a large bowl cream together the cream cheese and butter using a mixer. Once those two are well mixed and a bit light, add in the strawberry jam and mix well.
Now, start adding in powdered sugar, about 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. I always taste as a go to avoid over sweetening the frosting.
When it has reached a nice consistency and flavor, scoop into a piping bag and pipe on to the cooled cupcakes (you can also just use a knife/spatula to frost them).
Decorate as you please and enjoy!
In other news, I used this fondant recipe.