Coconut Banana Cakes



Kimberly of Only Creative Opportunities picked an awesome recipe this week. It's Lots of Ways Banana Cake, and let's you get creative yourself.



I quartered the recipe, which made five cupcakes. I left the batter recipe the same, and added a coconut rum buttercream icing on top, sprinkled with coconut and almond pieces. For the icing, I used 3 Tablespoons of butter at room temperature. I added ~1 Tablespoon of coconut rum, and then confectioner's sugar until the right consistency. I couldn't stop dipping my fingers in the icing bowl while waiting for the cakes to cool! It was really good. The cake was lovely as well. A little dense and moist. I think it definitely needed a little something on top to sweetened the whole deal.

14 comments:

Amanda said...

These are so adorable! This was my farewell post with TWD after almost two years of baking along. Hope you'll stop by and say goodbye!

Kimberly Johnson said...

I love your cupcakes and the frosting sounds insanely delicious - I'll be making that for sure! Thanks for baking with me this week!

The Food Librarian said...

Looks so delicious! People were so creative with this recipe!!! - mary

Valerie said...

These are cute! And coconut rum butter icing...fabulous. :D

Tia said...

they look like desserts! Tia

Pamela said...

Wow...I want to dive right into those cupcakes!

cindy said...

They look and taste delicious. I want to try them with sweetened whipped cream.

Mary said...

Your cupcakes look fabulous! Love the icing and stuff on top. I want more now!

jillbert said...

Your cupcakes look great, and the frosting sounds delicious!

Piggy said...

The frosting sounds yummy! Now I need to look for coconut rum.... ;-)

Nickki said...

Your little cakes are so delicious!

Jacque said...

I think these would make fantastic cupcakes, especially when topped with extra yummy icing. Yours look really delish!

SweetsSuccessBaking said...

I'm going to have to try quartering some recipes, as there's only 2 of us, and one of us is getting plump. (Hanging head in shame)

Mary

Clivia said...

Lovely little cakes. Beautifully done!