Sunday, August 19, 2007

Banana Rum Cupcakes w/ Cream Cheese Frosting!

Yes, you read right! Banana Rum Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting! D-Freakin'-Licious! I whipped them up and took them to a get together last night and they were a yummy hit! I wasn't sure what I was going to make at first, but when I saw the overly ripe bananas that were chillin in my fridge, I knew exactly what I was going to do! I used one of my quick cake-doctor type recipes and before I knew it, I had baked these little suckers and was ready to take a much deserved nap! Here's a great little recipe + my little changes that makes these out of this world!

Banana Rum Cup Cakes

(This is a very moist cake and it's a great way to use those over-ripe bananas)
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 or 3 teaspoons cinnamon (I used only 2, I thought 3 might be too much)
  • 1 cup water ( replaced 1/4 of the water with RUM. If you don't drink, add 1 tsp of rum extract to your 1 cup of water)
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 mashed, ripe bananas (I used 3 b/c I didn't want the extra banana to go to waste, becareful b/c that extra sucker will make your cupcakes super-duper moist - maybe too moist!)
  • 3 eggs
Preheat oven to 350 F.

Add all ingredients. Mix with a blender on low speed until well mixed; scrape bowl. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into paper lined cupcake pan, bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting. Makes 24 cup cakes :)

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. cream cheese
1 stick butter (I used "no salt added" butter, that's why I added the pinch of salt)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1- 1lb box powdered sugar (sifted)

Pinch of Salt

Let the cream cheese and butter soften, blend till creamy. Add the vanilla & a pinch of salt, continue to mix while adding the powdered sugar a little a a time until well mixed. Once the cupcakes have cooled, spread the frosting on them and ENJOY! VOILA!


Alessandra said...

Wow!!! These sound delish!!!
I love bananas so I def have to try this recipe out. Thanks!!

Eli said...

Oh HEEELLLL YES! That's what I'm talking about!!! I am definitely going to make these!

Mrs.Shazadeh said...

Wow! Those look sooo good! I have to try these sometime!

Cezanne said...

Good Lord! LOL, you girls are going to make me fat before the wedding! This sounds so delish

Mrs.MGC said...

Just made these little suckers and they are OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Yummy!
Thanks Angie! :)

Cezanne said...

Ahh, they're delicious! I made them today and they came out great. So yummy.