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.
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.