Cupcake Show #16: Bananas Foster Cupcakes

The famous New Orleans dessert, but made into a cupcake!

- Recipe-

Topping:

● 2 T. butter, melted

● 1/4 cup butter

● 2/3 cup brown sugar

● 2 T. dark rum

● 2-3 ripe, firm bananas, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick

Cake:

● 2 eggs

● 1/2 cup milk

● 1 t. vanilla

●2 T. darkrum

● 1-1/4 cups flour

● 2/3 cup sugar

● 1/3 cup brown sugar

● 1-1/2 t. baking powder

● 1/8 t. salt

● 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

● 5 T. butter, cut into cubes

Preheat oven to 325F. Butter a 12 cup muffin pan with 2 T. melted butter.

1. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 2/3 cup brown sugar and cook, whisking constantly, until the butter is completely melted. Then set the timer for 2 minutes, and continue stirring. Take the mixture off the heat and add 2T. dark rum.

2. Take caramel over to the muffin pan and spoon a generous tablespoon of the sauce into the bottom of each well.

3. Place 4 sliced of banana in each well, on top of the caramel. 4. In a large measuring cup (or bowl), whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla & rum. Set aside.

5. In mixing bowl, add flour, both kinds of sugar, the baking powder, salt and cinnamon. On low speed, mix until well combined.

6. Add butter and mix until the flour mixture looks like moist crumbs. Then add all the liquid ingredients, except the last 1/4 cup. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Then slowly add the rest of the liquid, mixing until well combined.

7. Using a spatula, give the batter a final stir. Scoop the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Place the muffin pan on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Make sure test for doneness with a toothpick.

8. Immediately run a small knife around the edges of each cake. Place a piece of parchment over the top of the pan, then another baking sheet. Use oven mitts to turn the pans upside down. Remove rimmed baking sheet and using a knife, slowly lift the muffin up. The cupcakes will fall gently onto the parchment.

Can be served warm or at room temperature, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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