BANANA CUPCAKES WITH BROWNED BUTTER CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Moist and tender banana cupcakes bursting with banana flavor! Browned butter cinnamon cream cheese frosting makes them incredibly delicious. Please note that the browned butter in the frosting needs time to chill until it comes back to room temperature before using, so plan your time accordingly. Alternatively, for another variation of the cinnamon cream cheese frosting that is NOT browned, simply skip the browning process and use straight up unsalted butter at room temperature instead.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE BANANA CUPCAKES:

  •  1 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons (7 1/2oz/ 212g) all purpose flour
  •  1 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  •  1/2 cup (4oz/ 114g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  •  1 1/4 cup (8 3/4oz/ 248g) granulated sugar
  •  2 large eggs, at room temperature
  •  1/2 cup (4oz/ 113.4g) sour cream, at room temperature
  •  1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  •  3 very ripe large bananas, about 300g peeled (1 1/4 cups pureed)

FOR THE FROSTING: *(SEE NOTE BELOW)

  •  1 cup (8oz/ 227g) unsalted butter
  •  3 1/2 cups (14oz/ 397g) confectioners sugar
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla
  •  2 cups (1 lb/ 454g) cream cheese, cold straight from the fridge
  •  1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, more or less to taste

TO GARNISH:

  •  Toffee bits or crushed nuts of your choice (optional)
  •  Dulce de leche or caramel sauce (optional)

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INSTRUCTIONS

TO MAKE THE CUPCAKES:

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  2. Line 2 standard muffin pans with 18 to 20 cupcake liners. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon (if using) to combine. Set aside.
  4. Full instructions visit @cleobuttera

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