BANANA CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

 

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Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • Frosting:
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces)cream cheese, chilled
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • To prepare cupcakes, combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar and banana; set aside.
  • Beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended.
  • Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add banana mixture to sugar mixture, beating well.
  • Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
  • Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with yogurt.
  • Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups lined with paper liners.
  • Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • To prepare the frosting, beat the powdered sugar, cream cheese, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla just until blended.
  • Spread frosting over cupcakes.

Notes

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