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Banana Whiskey Cupcakes

My daughter is a FRUIT junkie. She loves fruit and would eat it for every meal if I let her. Her breakfast choice is fruit over Pop Tarts. Her lunch or snack will always consist of fruit. And for dinner, she usually has some sort of fruit on her plate. I can’t complain. It’s so much better than the Pop Tart or sugary snacks and cookies.  So, is it any wonder that my daughter’s first cake pop was Banana flavored? 
She LOVES Banana cake pops and it’s so easy to make banana cake from a cake mix. 
She rejected chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry and proclaimed that she would never eat a cake pop. 
Until….. 
Here’s What You Need for a Plain Banana Cake:
Yellow box cake mix
3 eggs
2 bananas
1/4 C oil
1 C water
1 teaspoon baking soda
Combine all ingredients and mix well for 3 minutes.
Add to your choice of baking pan and bake at 350 for 25 – 30 minutes.

I baked half the cake in an 8″ round cake pan and I’ll show you the cake pops I made with them on Friday.

In other half  I added:
5 Tbls Whiskey
2 Tbls brown Sugar
1 tea Cinnamon
1/2 C Chopped Pecans
Add to a prepared cupcake pan and bake at at 350 for 25 minutes. 
Let them cool and prepare your butter cream frosting.
1/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 pound powered sugar
1 Tbls Saigon Cinnamon
Milk as needed approximately 8 Tbls 
Combine shortening and butter then mix in powered sugar and milk until the consistency is as thick as you like. Then add the cinnamon. The good cinnamon. The same cinnamon that Cinnabon uses. Trust me.
Frost, top and indulge!
Now, you may notice in the above picture some caramel oozing out from under the frosting.
I was experimenting with adding some caramel, but just thought that all the flavors were so good and did not need the addition of the caramel. 
However, it was good. And if you want to add it, please, be my guest!

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Carole

Thursday 26th of July 2012

This week on Food on Friday, we are collecting ideas for using bananas. Would you be happy to link this in? Here is the link . PS I found this via Melt in Your Mouth Mondays

Jocelyn

Monday 2nd of July 2012

That frosting looks amazing!!! It would be ok to just make that right? LOL! I love banana cake too, so I just know I will love this!!!!

Karyn - Pint Sized Baker

Monday 2nd of July 2012

I actually added some frosting to banana chips and ate them and ate them and ate them!! They were so good!

Baking Addict

Wednesday 27th of June 2012

I love baking with bananas and this looks amazing!!

Christine

Tuesday 26th of June 2012

Is this as fabulous as it looks??? Gosh it looks GOOD!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you'll be linking up this evening!

Michelles Tasty Creations

Tuesday 26th of June 2012

Wow, these sound delish! I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing :) Have a wonderful week.

Karyn - Pint Sized Baker

Wednesday 27th of June 2012

Enjoy. It's really good! Kinda craving one now myself.