After a long time without blogging, I’m hoping to back regularly now! Since our wedding feels like it’s just around the corner now, (it’s still 8 months away but…) I’ve been working on wedding details like crazy the last couple of weeks. PLUS, I started a wonderful new job!
So, I’m back with a bang this time with a super yummy adaptation of a Martha Stewart recipe; my version is a honey banana cupcake using roasted bananas and hints of cinnamon in the cake and the frosting. I really love banana flavored baked goods, and this is no exception!
I’ve never roasted bananas, so I was a little nervous, but the result is a soft banana taste with a hint of toasty-ness, and the cinnamon adds to the warmth. To roast bananas, just lay them on a sheet pan, peels and all, and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. You’ve got to let them cool completely before peeling them, so get these in the oven as soon as possible when you begin the recipe.
I made a couple of changes to the original recipe, like swaping regular sugar for brown sugar, adding honey to the cakes, and a heavy dash of cinnamon as well. The frosting recipe is similar as well. The cake isn’t super sweet, but the frosting is, so together they are something magical! This is a great recipe for cold, snowy days like the one we are having here in Colorado today, and if you love banana bread, you’ll go crazy over this cake version! Enjoy!
Hello and welcome! My name is Nicole, and Dough-eyed is a food blog for people who want to bake for their family and friends in high-altitude areas. Think of me as a friendly voice there with you in the kitchen, here to give you confidence when you’re baking, and to help you with the struggles of baking at high-altitude. Come back every week for new recipes, tips, and advice on high-altitude baking!