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Banana Cupcakes

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1/2 cup shortening1 1/2 cups sugar2 eggs1 tsp vanilla extract1 cup mashed ripe bananas1/4 cup buttermilk2 cups all-purpose flour1 tsp baking powder3/4 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp saltFrosting:1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar3 tbs milk


In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, bananas and buttermilk. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to banana mixture. Fill 18 paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. In a small mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and enough milk to achieve desired spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes.