Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Banana Nut Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

I recently took a cooking class called "The Art of Cupcakes," by Chef Wynton Mann (you can check out his site at, and it was so much fun!  We made five different types of incredibly delicious cupcakes: these, pumpkin cupcakes with maple and ginger buttercream frosting, chocolate cupcakes with strawberry mascarpone cream cheese-filling and chocolate cream cheese frosting, honey pear cupcakes with white chocolate and pistachio buttercream frosting, and vanilla coffee cupcakes with tiramisu filling and coffee buttercream frosting.  I know you're probably drooling right now just reading over that. Imagine actually biting into them.  They were all sooo good...not one of them was even close to forgettable.  And none of the recipes are available online, so I guess you'll just have to make them all from my blog(:

Yield: 12 cupcakes

For the Cupcakes:
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten

For the Frosting:
4 oz. cream cheese
4 oz. butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Pecans or walnuts

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