Banana Nutella Cupcakes

Banana cupcakes with Nutella frosting!

Recipe:

2 1/4 c cake flour*

1 t baking soda

1/4 t salt

1 1/2 stick butter or margerine

1/2 c vanilla sugar**

1 c sugar

2 mashed bananas

3/4 c sour cream

3 large eggs

1 1/2 c Nutella (or your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread)

  1. Preheat oven at 350. Line regular sized cupcake tin with papers.
  2. In a food processor, pulse flour, baking soda, and salt together with butter until coarse dough forms. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  3. Add sugar, sour cream, and mashed banana. Mix well.
  4. Whisk eggs until fluffy and then fold into mixture.
  5. Fill each paper about 3/4 of the way. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely.
  6. Frost with Nutella.
  7. Eat!

Makes about two dozen cupcakes.

* I made my own cake flour by adding 5 T corn starch to a measuring cup and then filling up to the 2 1/4 c line with all-purpose flour. Finish by whisking or sifting well.

** To make vanilla sugar, scrape the innards from one vanilla bean, then add to a container with 2-3 cups of granulated sugar and seal for several days before using. I keep this around at all times to add to tea or baked goods.

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