Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Go Bananas!

Here's a little something fun...

When it comes to cupcake liners, let's face it, grocery store selections are usually pretty boring.  I always make an extra trip to a specialty store or have to wait for my online order to be delivered.  Well, not anymore!  While at Wegmans the other day (I spend way too much time there), I stumbled across some new selections from Reynolds.

This is what excites me, cute cupcake liners.
What can I say?!  
I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one!

It's not too hard to figure out the necessary ingredient here, but I didn't want to do my typical banana cake.  So I mixed it up a bit.  I whipped up a batch of my favorite Hershey's chocolate cake, stirred in some ripe banana and there it was, as simple as that.

Chocolate-Banana Cake
w/Banana Cream Cheese Icing

The cake was out of this world!  Adding banana to the icing gave it just the right hint of flavor, but it took a lot more sugar to get the right consistency.  Very sweet, I LOVED it!  Did I mention my uncontrollable sweet tooth?  

Banana Cream Cheese Icing
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups icing sugar
mashed ripe banana pulp to taste*
*may need to increase amount of icing sugar for desired consistency

After throwing these together, I decided to look up a banana cream cheese icing recipe.  Seems as if I could have made a few changes, which may have helped cut the unbelievable sweetness.  The recipes I found increased the cream cheese by 4oz, added 1/4 cup sour cream and a dash of nutmeg.  Hmmm??  Maybe next time.

1 comment:

  1. Wegmans - oh, dear I'm there too often, too. I LOVE these liners! How cute. Made cupcakes last night and was lamenting the end of a cute set of liners I had. Now I'll have to go to the store. Thanks for the heads-up!