First, as others mention this is a muffin, not a cupcake. I think my personal rating would've been a 3, but my kids ate these right up so I'll grade up. Even my daughter who strongly dislikes banana kept asking for more...and here's why. They don't taste much like banana. This is why I would've only given them a 3 star rating. I think the amounts of honey and sugar should be reversed as these taste much more like honey than they do banana - it would also keep them from being on the dense side. Plus, I felt they could've been slightly sweeter. I will make these again, but I think I will try blackberry honey to complement the banana as clover honey overpowered the banana, and I will reverse the amounts of honey/sugar. I did use cinnamon, and that added a nice flavor. Also, 1 cup banana is equal to 2 1/2 regular sized bananas just in case you were wondering if you had enough banana before you started making this recipe. My final tip, do not use an electric mixer! Only packaged cake mix should use an electric mixer as they put tenderizer in their flour. Using an electric mixer will release too much of the gluten making a tougher muffin. A strong arm and wooden spoon is a better bet. This muffin is already on the dense side, so don't do it an injustice by over mixing. Stop using your mixer after the butter has been creamed, and then move on to the spoon.
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First, as others mention this is a muffin, not a cupcake. I think my personal rating would've...