Banana Nut Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

From MARTHA WHITE
Makes 12 cupcakes

Banana Nut Decadence!

 

YOU”LL NEED

Cupcakes
1 large egg, beaten
1/3 cup Pure Vegetable Oil
3/4 cup milk
2 (7.6 oz.) packages MARTHA WHITE Banana Nut Flavored Muffin Mix

Frosting
1 (3 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
Colored sugar or sprinkles, if desired

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Heat oven to 350º degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

2.Blend egg, oil, and milk in large bowl. Add muffin mix; stir just until well blended.

3.Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool.

4.Beat cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl until creamy. Add vanilla, cocoa, and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Spread over cupcakes. Sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles, if desired.

Refrigerate, uncovered, 30 minutes or until frosting is set. Cover and store in refrigerator.

TIP 

Use an ice cream scoop to fill cups with batter–its neater and easier than a spoon.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at marthawhite.com