I love to bake, cook and entertain. I love trying new recipes and have developed an extensive sometimes exhaustive recipe collection. I am the lazy cook however and look for easy shortcuts when adapting recipes. So no gourmet for me. Easy and delicious is my motto. These are some of my family favorites.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
200 Cupcakes required....Oh My!
My son got his first "real job" this summer running special events for our local politician. Well times are tight and he requested that I donate the desserts for an upcoming community bbq. "Just enough to feed 200, Mom. You bake that much at Christmas" he says. Well not quite, but I am always up for a challenge. So I have decided to pick six - eight favorite recipes. At the top of my list is a delicious cupcake from Martha Stewart - Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting. They are moist and delicious and super easy. Last time I made them look light the beach with brown sugar and tiny umbrellas. Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting - 12 - 16 cupcakes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 3 ripe bananas)
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a mixing bowl, add butter, eggs, and banana. Add dry ingredients (recipes will always tell you to mix dry ingredients separately, and then add. Being lazy and not liking extra dishes, I never do and have never had an issue). Mix until blended. Don't overmix. Spoon into muffin cups.
Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Spread tops with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting.
1 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon honey
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Mix together in bowl using electric mixer until fluffy. Spread over cupcakes.