Cooking Light’s Banana Cupcakes Save the Day

February 17, 2009 | By | Comments (2)

Banana_cupcakes1 Last week my daughter turned 1 and I needed to find something for her to bring in to daycare to celebrate with her little friends.  Although she’s only there a few hours a week, if some of that time can be spent mashing her little fingers through cupcakes and frosting, all the better, right?  I had my mind set on making some bite-size little sweet treats and went online to find a carrot cake recipe that I planned on making mini cupcake size.  I’m all for a little sugar, but 8 one-year-olds on a sugar high can get a little crazy.

Cupcake_bliss1I thought I was in good shape when I found a recipe on AllRecipes that had some 1200 positive reviews – how could I go wrong with that, right?  Well, 45 minutes later when I was pulling the batch out of the oven, I found out that something went wrong, somewhere.  Now a week later, I’m still not sure why the recipe bombed.  It certainly was easy enough to follow, yet the end results were inedible, even for little 1-year-olds that are more than willing to eat most anything.  By now it was 10 pm and I was beyond tired, and I still had nothing to send in with her – ack!

I turned to Cooking Light’s website in the hopes of finding something wonderful (and that I would have all the ingredients on hand for as well).  As luck would have it, I found a recipe for Banana Cupcakes.  Perfect!  Madeline loves banana bread, so a cupcake form of her favorite with frosting on top?  Even better!  Happy baby smiles all around, Cooking Light saves the day. 

See Banana Cupcakes recipe here.


  1. bkay

    It’s a great story, but there are no cupcake recipes on Allrecipes with 1200 reviews. None.

    February 18, 2009 at 9:47 am
  2. Cate O’Malley

    It wasn’t a cupcake recipe; it was a carrot cake recipe, as I mentioned. But you’re right, the number is off. My bad. The exact number of reviews for the recipe I referred to is actually considerably more than 1,200; 1,470 to be exact. Here’s the link:

    February 18, 2009 at 11:46 am

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