August 3, 2012

Banana Cupcakes with Caramel Butter Cream Frosting

Banana Cupcakes with Caramel Butter Cream Frosting
These are pretty tasty! Banana cupcakes with a caramel butter cream frosting, oh yea. The cupcakes are a Martha Stewart recipe, but the frosting she uses for these takes about 5 hours to make, well maybe an hour....way too long for me just for frosting, that is just good. If it was unbelievably amazing then I'm in, but not this one. Instead I just use a simple caramel butter cream frosting.

Another thing i love to do is top it with crunchy bacon pieces, YUMMY! These I just topped with pecans.

Recipe for Martha Stewart's Banana Cupcakes

Below is my recipe for Caramel Butter Frosting, I also use this for a Salted Caramel Butter Frosting to top brownies, so good....but for the banana cupcakes I left out the salt. This recipe makes enough to put a circle size amount on 24 cupcakes, like picture above, if you like a lot of frosting double the recipe.

Caramel Butter Cream Frosting

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted


1. In a small saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil and cook, without stirring until it turns dark amber color. Remove from heat.
2. Stir in heavy cream and vanilla FAST & carefully, stirring well even as bubbles form.
3. Allow to cool
4. While that cools- Beat butter, salt until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, beat until well incorporated (add small amount at a time or else you'll have a mess)
5. Once caramel is cooled pour caramel into butter mixture until light and fluffy.
6. Frost it
7. ENJOY!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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