Monday, April 30, 2012

Banana Caramel Cupcakes with Browned Butter Frosting

That title does not even BEGIN to describe these cupcakes.  They're really Dulce de Leche Filled Banana Cupcakes with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting.

Help me!  These are AH-MAZ-ING!

I discovered these scrumptious beauties here and knew I HAD to try these.  I've tweaked the recipe and you can download it from Scribd here or just keep reading.

First, I made really yummy banana cupcakes.

Pre-heat oven to 350°
1 box white cake mix (I prefer Pillsbury)
3 eggs
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup mashed ripe banana

On low for one minute, beat cake mix, eggs, butter, and bananas.  Increase speed to med-high and beat for one more minute or until batter is smooth.  Do not overmix.  Scoop into lined cupcake pan filling cups 2/3 full.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Cool in pan for 5 minutes before moving to cooking rack.

Then, I used my handy dandy cupcake corer, purchased here, to pull the middle out of the cupcakes and then filled them with creamy, delicious dulce de leche.

They're not pretty but who cares?  They'll have mounds of yummy, creamy, delicious browned butter cream cheese frosting on them.  And, everyone will be so busy scarfing the whole thing down, they won't care what it looked like before the heavenly frosting was piped on.

Then, I made the best browned butter and added it to some tasty cream cheese frosting.  It was so easy! 


Melt butter over medium heat until it browns.  Watch it because it goes from brown to burned quickly!  Let butter cool approximately 20-30 minutes.  Add butter to cream cheese.  Cream butter, cream cheese, and vanilla well.  Add powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating well between each cup.  As the mixture gets stiffer, add small amounts of cream and continue mixing.

Finally, I topped each one with a yummy caramel cream candy.

These cupcakes are HEAVEN!  Have I said that already?  Yes?  Good.  I MEAN IT!  Go make them now.  Go.  NOW!

Sorry, I don't mean to be so bossy.  I can't help it.  It's the "only-child who's also a teacher" in me.  Sometimes it just sneaks out.  But seriously, go make these and then tell me what you think.

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The Pastry Chef said...

Saw this from Crazy for Crust's link party - looks delicious! I love all those flavors combined. Pinning so I can make it later - thanks for the recipe!

cheapcraftymama said...

Those look divine! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ you can win free ad space on my blog!!

Angela said...

Wow, this looks amazing! Can't wait to try to make them! :)


Theresa said...

Visiting from Sew Much Ado. These look yummy. I've been looking for more recipes to use up those browning bananas. Pinned this for the next batch.

Winnie said...

These cupcakes are awesome!
I do believe you that they taste like heaven

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