Friday was my last day at work - I am officially on vacation!!! Yoohoo!! Just wish I was feeling a bit more relaxed... Don't know why, but I have been feeling some anxiety all weekend. Guess my body forgot how it feels like to take it easy and relax!!
Since I will be off for a couple of weeks, and my coworkers will not be getting any baking goods for a while, decided to do a special, and bake something to bring Friday at work! Had some banana to use up and had some Nutella - so went for nutella-cupcakes - mmmmmm good stuff!!
Nutella Banana Cupcakes (my changes in red)
(yield – 12 cupcakes)
1/2 cup butter (a tad more than a stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup Nutella
4 tablespoon cocoa powder, sifted (was lazy, didn't sift!)
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup hot milk (used low-fat)
fun decorations if you’d like to dress it up (did that!!)
More Nutella for the glaze
Beat the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs on at a time. Next, add the mashed bananas and nutella. Beat a little more. Add in the cocoa powder.
Sift together the baking soda and the flour. Add this to the banana mixture.
Pour over the hot milk. Beat it together one last time.
Grease a muffin pan and pour in the batter. Fill to the top if you’d like big nutella cupcakes.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 20-30 minutes.
Let it completely cool, after which spread a generous layer of Nutella. Don’t be shy. (I wasn't!)
Decorate as you’d like. (fun fun fun!)