Banana Cupcakes

banana cupcake
It’s not the first time this has happened. I have observed many-a-time that either we run out of bananas, or we have too many and they all decide to ripen together.

This time too I found myself staring at the numerous bananas, wondering what to do with all of them.

A banana muffin seemed like a good idea. So here goes.

4 Large bananas, mashed
1 cup sugar
1 slightly beaten egg
1/3 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour

Mix the mashed banana, sugar, egg and margarine together. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, sift together the baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour.

Now mix the wet and dry ingredients all together, being careful not to over-stir!

Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake in 350 degrees oven for approximately 20 minutes.
Frost with Chocolate frosting.

Chocolate frosting
1 x 200g pkt good-quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
125ml (1/2 cup) thickened cream

To make the chocolate frosting, place the chocolate and cream
in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water
(make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water).
Use a metal spoon to stir occasionally until the chocolate melts
and mixture is smooth. Set aside for 30 minutes to cool slightly.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 2 hours or until almost firm. Use an electric beater to beat the chocolate mixture until pale and fluffy.
Twirl on to the cup cakes.

Banana and Chocolate-YUM

Banana and Chocolate-YUM

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  1. pakkanem

     /  September 8, 2009

    Did You get my link to “12 kuvaa / photos” project? I wrote it this morning. Could it be at trash? I never saw it here…

  2. Wow muffins looks really soft and delicious…wat a droolworthy muffins..

  3. Great looking cake! cup they make such lovely presentation!

  4. Your cupcakes look really decadent!

  5. Love the chocolate swirl on top.Banana muffins are one of our favorites:).I make an eggless version..:)

  6. Lakshmi Venkatesh

     /  September 8, 2009

    Muffins looks real yum with the chocolate icing.

    Try to participate in Think Spice – Think Red chillies event going on in my blog.

  7. You leave comment to my blog, You want to participe to “12 kuvaa / photos”. Ofcourse You can! Welcome to join us. India is quite excotic comparing to Finland 😀 We love to see pics all over the world.

    Here are instructions (first in Finnih and then in English):

    There´s two badgets too, bigger and smaller, if You want to little “advertise” this project.

    And You are more than welcome to invite some friends to join us!

    September´s MckLinky will be open for posts intill September 15th. So You still have plenty of time to find Your “target” and “shot”.

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    I put link to MckLinky to my blogroll every month. And if You have any questions, just ask, my e-mail is at my blog.

  8. lovely muffins! Great idea to use up all those ripen bananas! Yum 🙂

  9. Great muffins, look really beautiful with the chocolate icing.

  10. You have a lovely blog . I just read your introduction. Simple, straightforward and genuine! Welcome!

    Oh! I do love all that chocolate topping:)

  11. bergamot

     /  September 7, 2009

    Wow, looks really good.

  12. Howdy, thanks for stopping by my blog!
    These muffins look great, what a good idea to make the banana cake with the chocolate icing, i bet they tasted great 🙂



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