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Chocolate Banana Hazelnut Cupcakes

Ingredients

Chocolate Banana Cake:

  • 1 box Devil's Food or Chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. oil
  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 1/2 C. milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Hazelnut Buttercream:

  • 1 C. butter softened
  • 1/4-1/3 C. hazelnut creamer powder carnation is the brand I used
  • 3-4 C. powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, bananas, milk and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. 4. Stir in cake mix.
  5. 5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 17-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  6. 6. Buttercream: Beat butter for 2 minutes. Add hazelnut creamer and beat again. Slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Add 1 Tbsp. milk if it becomes too thick.
  7. 7. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with flecks of chocolate and banana slices.