I know, I can’t believe I’m already posting a Valentine’s Day recipe. It seems like Christmas was last week, lol. Okay, I know I might be a little new sharing this Banana Cupcake recipe for Valentine’s Day, but it’s also awesome just because of this cupcake recipe. I have to admit, I am excited about Valentine’s Day because I have some fun recipes and foodie posts to share with you. I just know you’re going to love them if you enjoy being the
I have enjoyed sharing more recipes and letting my creative side run free over the past year. I hope I am going to be able to continue to learn, grow and bring you super fun recipes, DIY projects, crafts and all the other tips and tricks we share. I don’t know what I would do without my girls who help me write. Gosh, they are lifesavers.
Okay, now let’s talk about these Strawberry and Banana Cupcakes because the cupcakes not only taste pretty darn awesome if you ask me, but they turned out looking pretty scrumptious too, don’t you think?
So what do you think about strawberries and bananas together? It’s one of my favorite fruit combos, so I decided to make it into a cupcake. It only makes sense right, Strawberry Banana Valentine’s Day Cupcakes.
I miss all the fruity spring and summer flavors. Fall and winter are my favorite seasons, but it’s time to put away all the fall flavors once the New Year is gone. Goodbye to the pumpkin, apple, cinnamon and other flavors that are so popular in the autumn and hello to all the fabulous spring and summer flavors. I know it’s not spring just yet, but I like to get a jumpstart, lol. Plus, I love making cupcakes!
Cupcakes are my favorite thing to bake and decorate. There are so many different flavors you can make. Plus there are so many cupcakes to decorate; it gives you a chance to try new things.
Strawberry Banana Cupcakes Recipe for Valentine’s Day
This recipe for Strawberry Banana Cupcakes is great for Valentines Day. My daughter already asked me if I would make some for her next party at school. It makes me feel so good when my kids ask me to cook something for their class. I eat it up because I know one day sooner than later they are going to turn into teens and not want mom showing up in their classroom all the time, lol. I’ll take everything I can get and bake anything my kids need for a chance to spend a little time with them at school and they think it’s cool.
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- 1/3 C strawberry preserves
- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pink gel food coloring
- 1 C soft unsalted butter
- 4 + C powder sugar
- 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp banana flavoring
- Fresh bananas
- Strawberry preserves
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
- Beat the egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form about 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
- Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
- Beat butter on high speed until smooth and creamy about one minute.
- Add the sugar beating on high until the butter and sugar is creamed together. (3-4 minutes)
- Beat on medium-high speed while adding in the egg yolk and vanilla.
- Reducing the speed to low begin to add the dry ingredients, next add some of the milk. Alternate with the flour mixture and milk, mix after each addition and ending with the addition of the flour mixture. Be careful just to blend the ingredients, not over beat.
- Using a spatula gently fold in the egg whites, pink gel food coloring, and strawberry preserves.
- Using a medium ice cream scoop the batter into the lined cupcake tins.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20-24 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in the cupcake pan for about 5 minutes.
- Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Cream the butter and powdered sugar until it looks light and creamy.
- Add the banana flavoring. Mix well.
- If it doesn't cream, add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
- Test to see if frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon. If it doesn't stay on spoon add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time.... mix well.
- When ready, scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.
- Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
- Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake, working to the center of the cupcake.
- Drizzle the frosted cupcake with thinned strawberry preserves. (Add several tablespoons of water to the preserves... slightly heat to blend then allow to cool completely.)
- Cut the banana into slices.
- Add the sliced banana to the top of the cupcake.
I sure hope you enjoy the Strawberry and Banana Cupcake recipes for Valentine’s Day and beyond!
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