Monday, August 20, 2012

Banana Caramel Cupcakes (+a recipe)

Yo. I made some boooooooomb cupcakes this week.
Like seriously very very delicious.
We're talkin' Banana+Caramel+Toasted Almonds delicious.

banana (vegan) caramel cupcakes



You're excited right?
Don't worry, I took notes :)
I've got recipes for you.
Quick disclaimer: These are not healthy treats.
Sometimes I like to make healthy desserts that I can feel really good about serving my family and friends.
Aaaaaaaaand sometimes I like to eat sugary, buttery goodness. Lots of it.
When I'm in that mood I usually like to bring others down with me :)
These babies are totally indulgent, so you may want to save them for a special occasion,
but dang they're good!

Sugar Mama banana caramel cupcakes   















Banana Cupcakes:
(Inspired by Annie's Eats
  • 3/4 c sorghum flour
  • 3/4 c tapioca flour
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 1 c organic fair trade sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 c plain soy milk (or any kind you want... just unsweetened)
  • 3/4-1 c water
  • 3 TB oil 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 c smashed bananas (about 2 medium)
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients.
  • Add in everything else and mix!
  • Scoop into cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 20 (ish) minutes.
  • (They should be slightly brown on top and spring back when touched.)
  • Cool on a cooling rack and then store in air tight container. 
Vegan Caramel Sauce:
  • 1 stick Earth Balance vegan butter
  • 1/2 c plain soy milk
  • 1 TB arrowroot starch
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • Whisk together milk & arrowroot in a small bowl.
  • Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. 
  • Bring to boil over med-high heat (stirring constantly).
  • Once it boils, turn heat down to med-low.
  • Boil & stir for 8 minutes until caramel thickens. 
  • Let cool for a bit in the pan and then transfer to a sealable container and store in the fridge.
Caramel Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1 stick Earth Balance vegan butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-4 TB plain soy milk 
  • 3 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce 

  • Cream butter.
  • Add vanilla, 3 TB soy milk, salt.
  • Slowly add powedered sugar until fluffy.
  • Fold in the caramel sauce.
  • Yuuuuum.
banana caramel cupcakes

Enjoy, my friends! 

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4 comments:

  1. Oh, my, heck! These look so good!! I have to try them!!

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  2. You had me at caramel!! I am featuring your recipe this week on AFW!

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  3. Has anyone tried this recipe yet??

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