Banana Cupcakes With Amaretto Buttercream

Recipe by Vino Girl
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Place 12 muffin cup liners in muffin cups; coat liners with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Place granulated sugar and 1/4 cup butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 4 minutes).
  • Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Combine banana, yogurt, and 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla, stirring well.
  • Beating at low speed, add flour mixture and banana mixture alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups (cups will be full).
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center of 1 cupcake comes out clean.
  • Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.
  • FROSTING: Place 1/3 cup butter, liqueur, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt, beating just until smooth.
  • Spread frosting evenly over cupcakes; sprinkle evenly with almonds.
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