Day 327 – Banana Cupcakes

23 Jun

With such a wild and crazy week last week, I decided this week needed to start with something a little simpler.  A couple of classic flavors: Banana and Chocolate.  Yum!  Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting (recipe below from My Recipes).

Banana-Cupcake     Mini-Banana-Cupcake

The cupcake is fairly squishy and very moist (aka sticky). It tastes a bit like a very sweet banana muffin. The banana flavor is very strong. As is the sugar…

Chocolate-Frosting

The frosting is thick. A little like a whipped ganache frosting. It has a strong, sweet chocolate flavor. You could vary the kind of chocolate, depending on your personal taste.

Banana-Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Banana-Chocolate

Together this cupcake is thick and chewy. The frosting just adds to the thickness of the cupcake. Makes it feel like there should be peanut butter involved somehow…which there easily could be and it’d blend right in with the flavors! It’s sweet, but the chocolate cuts through a little of that. Mostly it’s reminiscent of a good, frosted muffin.

Banana-Cupcake-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 18

Mini-Banana-Cupcake-top

RECIPE

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting (recipe from My Recipes)

Cupcakes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas)
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting:

  • 4 ounces chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For directions visit My Recipes.

*Tomorrow: Ice Cream Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 327 – Banana Cupcakes”

  1. sophiebowns June 24, 2014 at 6:01 am #

    YUM!

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