Gigi’s Cupcakes franchise founder Gigi Butler is a natural when it comes to media appearances. From her Undercover Boss episode to baking demos on local television, Gigi loves to share Gigi’s Cupcakes with viewers. When Gigi’s on TV, local franchise owners often see an uptick in store traffic and interest in their products.
Recently, Gigi stopped by Dallas’ “Good Day” show to make Hunka Chunka Banana cupcakes and talk about the history of Gigi’s Cupcakes. We’re including the recipe below so you can try out Gigi’s creation for yourself.
Hunka Chunka Banana Cupcake
- 4 ripe bananas
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 beaten eggs
- 1 cup oil
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- 1 cup mini dark chocolate chips
Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add sugar, eggs and oil. Mix well. Add flour, baking soda, salt, pecans and chocolate chips. Beat until smooth. Pour and cup the cakes using a 1/2 cup dipper. Bake at 325 degrees for 28 minutes. Cool and frost cupcakes.
Gigi’s Buttercream Frosting
- 1½ cups butter, softened (microwave 15 seconds)
- 8 cups powdered sugar
- 5 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (use clear for whiter frosting)
- ½ large banana
- ½ teaspoon fruit fresh
- 2 tablespoons vanilla pudding
- 2 drops yellow food coloring
In a large mixer bowl, add softened butter (microwave 15 seconds max). Add powdered sugar and beat well (with mixer), add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon fruit fresh (keeps banana soft and fresh). In another small mixing bowl add 5 tablespoons milk, 2 tablespoons vanilla pudding with a whisk. Mix well and pour into butter and sugar mixture. Take ½ of a large banana and mash into butter and sugar mixture, add 2 small drops of yellow food coloring and beat well until frosting is light and fluffy.
Yield: 5 cups of frosting
This article originally appeared on Fox4News.com
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