Canada Day is starting off a bit soggy today.....
However, we need the rain and with all the
hot and humid weather of late,
the crops and gardens have been flourishing
and growing by leaps and bounds!
It's the perfect day to chillax on
the deck with a banana cupcake and a glass of milk....
I love long weekends!
And, I think I finally found the banana cupcake
recipe that works for me.....
It's a "Taste of Home" recipe
The only thing I changed was the frosting.
I used my mom's old fashioned
brown sugar icing.
BTW - perhaps the trick to getting this recipe to work
might be that half way through mixing the batter,
I remembered that I was to take a snack to the church
for the morning Vacation Bible School children?
I turned off the preheating oven, covered up the half mixed batter,
grabbed the cheese and whisked off to deliver it.
1 hour later I returned to my cupcake task
and it turned out great,
in spite of me.
The cupcakes baked
nice and rounded and didn't drop while cooling.
I think I'll keep
Here is the "Easy Brown Sugar Icing" recipe - it's yummy on any kind of cake or cupcake!
Easy Brown Sugar Icing
1 Cup packed Brown Sugar
¼ Cup milk - I used coffee cream
½ Cup butter
1 ¾ Cups Icing Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
Melt butter and add the brown sugar. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Add milk and continue stirring until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat, cool slightly and then add the vanilla and icing sugar– mix with electric beater till smooth - add more or less icing sugar as needed until the right consistency to spread. Spread on cake immediately while the icing is still warm.
Till next time ............ Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends and family. We are truly blessed to live in this great country!