Georgetown Cupcake “Banana Split” CupcakesMakes 12 cupcakes
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder, sifted
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 cup fresh bananas, mashed (2 to 3 bananas)
1 tablespoon honey
1/3 cup water
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 ounces cream cheese
4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup hot fudge
¼ cup rainbow sprinkles
¼ cup crumbled toffee
¼ cup toasted hazelnuts
12 maraschino cherries
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a standard cupcake pan with twelve paper baking cups.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl and set aside.
- Cream together butter and sugar for 3 to 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs slowly, one at a time, mixing after each addition.
- Add the bananas and honey, and mix slowly until well incorporated.
- Add one third of the dry ingredients, followed by one third of the water, and mix thoroughly. Repeat. Add the last third of the dry ingredients, followed by the last third of the water, and mix thoroughly.
- Using a standard-size ice-cream scoop, scoop batter into the cupcake pan until cups are two-thirds full, and bake for 16 to 18 minutes (start checking after 15 minutes), or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.
- For the frosting: Mix together the butter, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer for 3 to 5 minutes, or until light and airy. Transfer to a plastic piping bag (or freezer bag) fitting with a plain round tip.
- Using an apple corer, core out the center of each banana cupcake and fill with hot fudge. (You can squeeze the hot fudge from a squeeze bottle.)
- Frost cupcakes with Georgetown Cupcake’s “signature swirl” and top with a drizzle of hot fudge, rainbow sprinkles, crumbled toffee, toasted hazelnuts (or your other favorite ice cream toppings), and a maraschino cherry on top.
Georgetown Cupcake “Hamburger” CupcakesMakes 12 cupcakes
12 banana cupcakes
12 chocolate cupcakes
3 cups vanilla buttercream frosting
2 teaspoons each green, red, and yellow gel food color
2 tablespoons piping gel
¼ cup sesame seeds
- Slice the banana cupcakes in half, across the middle, so that the top half is your top “bun” and the bottom half is your bottom “bun”.
- Slice the chocolate cupcakes in half, across the middle, so that the top half is your “hamburger patty”.
- Place a chocolate cupcake slice on top of a bottom bun.
- To make your frosting “mustard”, “ketchup”, and “lettuce”, divide the buttercream frosting into three small bowls. To each bowl, add 2 teaspoons of yellow, red, or green food color, and mix so that you have a yellow-tinted buttercream, a red-tinted buttercream, and a green-tinted buttercream. Place the frostings in three piping bags (or freezer bags), each fitted with a narrow round metal tip.
- To decorate your cupcake hamburger patty, frost a squiggle pattern of yellow buttercream across the surface and around the edge of the chocolate cupcake slice, to create an edge of mustard. Repeat with the red buttercream to create the ketchup and the green buttercream to create the lettuce.
- Place a top banana cupcake half on top to form the top bun. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the top with piping gel or water, and sprinkle sesame sees on top. Repeat for each cupcake. Serve and enjoy!
Georgetown Cupcake Chocolate CupcakesMakes 18 cupcakes
1 ¼ cups flour, sifted
½ teaspoon baking soda, sifted
¼ teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 ¼ cups sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 ¼ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
½ cup cocoa powder, sifted
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a standard cupcake pan with 12 baking cups, and a second pan with 6 baking cups.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside.
- Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer or hand-held electric mixer. Beat on medium speed until fluffy. Stop to add the sugar; beat on medium speed until well incorporated.
- Add the eggs one at a time, mixing slowly after each addition.
- Combine the vanilla extract and milk in a large liquid measuring cup.
- Reduce the mixer speed to low. Add one-third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, then gradually add one-third of the milk mixture, beating until well incorporated. Add another one-third of the flour mixture, followed by one-third of the milk mixture. Stop to scrape down the bowl as needed. Add the remaining flour mixture, followed by the remaining milk mixture, and beat just until combined.
- Add the cocoa powder, beating (on low speed) just until incorporated.
- Use a standard-size ice cream scoop to fill each cupcake paper with batter, so that the wells are two-thirds full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes (start checking at 15 minutes) or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Georgetown Cupcake Vanilla Buttercream FrostingMakes 12 cupcakes
16 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon whole milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
- Add the butter, sugar, vanilla extract, milk, and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer or a bowl with a handheld electric mixer, and mix on high speed until light and airy, approximately 3 to 5 minutes..
Georgetown Cupcake “Ice Cream Cone” CupcakesMakes 24 cupcakes
24 ice cream cones
chocolate cupcake batter
vanilla buttercream frosting
¼ cup each of your favorite ice cream toppings such as hot fudge, rainbow sprinkles, crushed toffee, hazelnuts, or caramel
24 maraschino cherries
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and wrap foil over the top of a cake pan that is at least 3 inches deep.
- Pierce holes in the foil, and place the ice cream cones standing up in the holes.
- Using a mini ice cream scoop, transfer the cupcake batter into the ice cream cones.
- Bake the cupcakes for at least 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Using Georgetown Cupcake’s “signature swirl” technique, frost the top of each cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting.
- Garnish with your favorite ice cream toppings.
- Add a cherry on top, serve, and enjoy!