Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

We love our moms very much!

As a special treat, I woke up early to bake banana cupcakes for my mom. She does not have a big sweet tooth like me, so no buttercream! In fact, I only added caramel to 6 of the cupcakes and chocolate ganache to 5 of them. The rest of the cupcakes are plain, just the way she likes them!

Above image: The original recipe is the banana-chocolate chip cake from Alisa Huntsman and Peter Wynne's Sky High cookbook. Just to let you know, I did not fold in chocolate chips in our cupcakes and omitted a few things that I did not have. But the end result was still soft, moist, and delicious!

Banana Cupcakes
Recipe adapted from Sky High: Irresistible Triple-Layer Cakes
(Makes about 2 dozen cupcakes)

2 1/4 cups of cake flour
1 1/3 cups of sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons of baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup of mashed ripe bananas
3 eggs
3/4 cup of milk
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and have your cupcake liners ready.
  2. Mix the cake flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt for about 1 minute.
  3. Add the mashed bananas and butter. Beat until well blended on medium for about 3 minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, and vanilla together. Slowly add this mixture to the batter.
  5. Scoop the batter into your cupcake liners and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  6. Cool and garnish with caramel, chocolate ganache, whipped cream, or sliced bananas.

Thank you mom for always reminding us to:
  • Drink more water!
  • Go to bed early!
  • Eat more vegetables!
  • Wear warmer jacket!

6 comments:

  1. Those dainty roses are too cute! Beautiful post.

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  2. These are very cool. I love the MOM letters! The roses are also great!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. hello,

    These are adoroable, and I love the smooth icing on top. Where did you get these baking cups?

    Thanks!

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  4. Superbly decorated! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will add it to my cupcake repertoire.

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  5. Jen - Thank you for your beautiful comments!

    finsmom - No problem and thank you for visiting our blog!

    Café Chick - I hope you try the yummy recipe, the Sky High cookbook is truly excellent!

    cookies and cups - Thank you! =)

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