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Thursday, October 15, 2009


well... i woke up this morning and it was the definition of a fall day... a chilly, grey, blustery day... i was almost tempted to put the heat on... but i opted for a nice comfy over sized cardigan, and... boo... socks... i hate socks... i never wear them... i will wear flip flops until there is snow on the ground...

but anyways... whats a girl to do on a day such as today... for me, it can only be one thing... i'm in the kitchen baking something... i mean come on, whats better then warming up the house with some fresh baked goodies... it makes me feel like a kid again, coming home from school or track practice, tired and cold, but you walk in the door and all of that goes away with one wiff of that indescribable smell... mom's home baked treats!

i went with a nice fallish cupcake... banana pumpkin... yummm... and topped them with a lavish amount on vanilla bean cream cheese frosting... i was going to go with a cinnamon sugar frosting, but alas, i was out of ground cinnamon...
the cupcakes came out a little more on the dense side, more muffinish then cupcakey... but they were still delish... the pumpkin added such a wonderful flavor but didn't overpower the banana... not that that would have happened, because there were big chunks of banana in every bite (i dont like to overmash my bananas)... and lets be honest... anything covered in creamcheese frosting is amazing...

banana cupcake recipe
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
wet/fat ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted and browned unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups smashed bananas (as smashed as you like)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 lrg. eggs
2 tsp rum or vanilla extract
1. preheat oven to 350 and line 12 cupcake tins
2.in a medium bowl sift together all dry ingredients
3. make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add all the wet ingredients
4. using a wooden spoon, incorporate together, but do not over mix
5. divide batter evenly among the tins and bake until done, about 17-20 minutes, and cool on wire rack
happy baking everyone!!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds great! I love the smell of fresh baked goods when I walk in the door!


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