Day 165 – Joanne’s Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

12 Jan

I love a good banana cupcake.  Add chocolate chips?  Yes, please!  Then you offer to top it with bourbon cinnamon frosting?  You mean, not simply cinnamon, but cinnamon AND bourbon?  Oh yes!  Yes, please!! So, here they are.  Joanne’s Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (recipe below from Eats Well With Others).

Banana-Cupcake     Mini-Banana-Cupcake

The cupcakes are extremely moist and squishy. A lot like a banana muffin.  These are extremely similar to banana muffins actually. The taste. The texture. Almost identical. They have a nice, sweet banana flavor with a hint of the cinnamon.

Cinnamon-Bourbon-frosting

The frosting is thick and smooth.  It tastes like it’s gonna be a typical cinnamon buttercream. Then, at the end, you get a little hit of that bourbon. Tasty and interesting.

Banana-CC-Cupcake-side     Mini Banana-CC-Cupcake

This blends really well. It feels like a holiday kinda cupcake, but I don’t know why. The cinnamon and the banana and the bourbon all flow really well into one another. And the chocolate chips are distinct, but not out of place. Very nice. And, it could be a breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack cupcake. Always a good thing.

Banana-CC-Cupcake     Mini Banana-CC-Cupcake-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19.5

RECIPE

Joanne’s Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (recipe from Eats Well With Others)

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Bourbon Cinnamon Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp bourbon

For directions visit Eats Well With Others.

*Tomorrow: Sugar Cookie Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 165 – Joanne’s Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes”

  1. tastytreats13 January 12, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    This sounds very interesting! Yum!

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