Desserts are my favorite thing to make...duh! I would skip any meal to dive into something sweet so I have a "treat" for you today. Courtney Whitmore, the amazing persona behind Pizzazzerie, recently had her first book published, Frostings, (isn't that the mmost amazing title ever??) and I am here to share a fun recipe with you AND offer a cookbook giveaway to one lucky reader.
There are SO many amazing recipes from the book that it was hard to pick just one to share...but hands down, I love anything banana so I went with the Banana Foster Frosting:
1⁄2 cup banana, mashed (about 1 large banana)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup unsalted butter
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons dark rum (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mash banana in a small bowl with lemon juice. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until light and fluffy (about 1–2 minutes). Add mashed banana and beat for another 1–2 minutes until well mixed. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Add in brown sugar, cinnamon, rum (optional), and vanilla extract. Beat for 2 minutes. Add more powdered sugar to thicken frosting or milk to loosen frosting.
Tip: It pairs well with all types of cakes, whoopee pies, even cookies! You can omit the rum or use rum extract. Want more banana flavor? Add in a teaspoon of banana extract.
Yields 4-1/2 cups
Garnish it: sliced bananas, sprinkled cinnamon
So, how do you enter?? Leave me a comment telling me your favorite frosting...doesn't have to be anything fancy...heck, it can be funfetti from a can, but I want to hear your most beloved flavor.
The giveaway will be open through Thursday so be sure to enter...good luck!