Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Posted by Nicole Doud on

I enjoy baking when I have the spare time and when my treats turn out! This afternoon I decided to make cupcakes with the boys since I have been promising them I would the last couple of months. We tend to always end up making muffins instead. (They are easier and quicker) 
I have to admit, the cupcake recipe I found today on Pinterest was SO GOOD!! All three boys (including Andrew) LOVED them! They are very sweet and fattening, so when you are in need of that amazing cupcake and you don't mind the extra calories, you must try the recipe below! 
PS: The frosting is amazing!! 
Banana Cupcakes
1 1/4 cups + 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup mashed over-ripe bananas(from about 2 medium bananas)
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup butter , at room temperature
2 Tbsp vegetable oil , divided
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt for 30 seconds, set aside. Mash bananas together with lemon juice, set aside. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter, 1 Tbsp vegetable oil, granulated sugar and brown sugar until pale and fluffy, then mix in remaining 1 Tbsp vegetable oil. Blend in egg, then blend in egg white and vanilla. Mix in banana mixture. With mixer set on low speed and working in three separate batches, add in 1/3 of the flour mixture alternating with 1/2 of the buttermilk and mixing just until combined after each addition. Divide mixture among 14 - 15 paper lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean, about 18 - 22 minutes. Allow to cool in muffin tin several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
Nutella Buttercream Frosting
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup Nutella 
In a large bowl beat the butter until it is light and fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Add vanilla and beat until combined. Add Nutella and beat until light and fluffy. Frost cooled cupcakes and enjoy! 
Recipe by Cooking Classy.

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