Baking is one hobby of mine that I just love. It puts me in a good mood, it’s relaxing, and comforting to me. Something about whipping up a comfort food, something delicious, something that will put a smile on someone’s face, just makes me happy.
I keep reading these foodie novels, and every time I do I have to put my kitchen aid mixer to work! I just got done reading the book, Meet me at the Cupcake Café. It was a little slow at the start, but it got me hooked. I recommend it if you want a light read, filled with descriptions of a bakery that will make you smell buttercream and dream of delicious treats.
Another thing? I am obsessed with aprons! I talked about this on my instagram the other day. (are we IG friends?) I got this cute green one from Anthropology. On clearance for $9.95! I couldn’t pass it up. That emerald green is darling and I love a cute ruffle. Plus, really, whenever you see anything in Anthropology for that cheap, you buy it. No matter what it is.
I have 5 aprons right now. The first apron I got was a black one that has pearls at the top, and embroidered on it is “little black apron.” Then my mom got me a cupcake apron. Its two sided! With cute cupcake prints on both sides. I have a snowman apron, that I haven’t gotten to use yet! I put it in my pantry so I won’t forget about it when the holidays get here. Then I went to Sur la Table. Talk about apron heaven! Sur la Table and Anthropology are the best places to get aprons! Cute, vintage-inspired, and adorable.
I really want to try sewing an apron myself…
Now about these cupcakes. They are a must make! They came out of the oven sooo fluffy, and stayed that way! Bananas and caramel? This recipe combines two of my favorite foods. It’s like a light sweet banana bread, and I swirled caramel syrup onto the top before putting them in the oven. The frosting is one I have never tried before, a brown sugar frosting. Very delicious, and I had never had a frosting where I could taste the sugar granules in them. When you take a bite with the cake and frosting together you know exactly why the recipe calls for the brown sugar frosting. The brown sugar gives you caramel undertones, and paired with the banana? Y’all. If you love cupcakes, you must try this recipe.
I found the recipe on Annie’s Noms – Banana Caramel Cupcakes. I already had all of the ingredients. Very simple from scratch recipe, all you need is some ripe bananas and caramel sauce, and I’ll be you have everything else in your pantry.