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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Banana makes these cupcakes moist and delicious. They are the perfect combo of chocolate, banana and cake!



        Little Dude has been in a cupcake baking mood lately.  I bought a big sleeve of cupcake wrappers when we were making his minion cupcakes for his birthday.  Now every time he sees them he thinks we should bake.


     So I finally gave in to his request.  It seems I have a thing for putting bananas in cupcakes as both his minion and monkey cupcakes were banana.

     So to keep on trend when Camilla thought it would be fun to celebrate chocolate cake day the first thing that popped into my head was to remake these chocolate banana cupcakes.



      Of course Little Dude wanted to help. So I narrated the recipe. This is the perfect recipe for little helpers because it can be made in a mixing bowl with a spatula.  He loves doing it himself.  His favorite part is putting the liners in the pan though. Sometimes it's the simple things!

      The last time I made them for a family dinner a couple of years ago.  We placed the baked cupcakes in the waffle maker and cooked them a secondtime.

      This gave them crispy edges and warm valleys to hold the melty ice cream from the sundaes we built on the still warm cupcake waffles.


     As good as those were, this time we went a bit more traditional and frosted them with sweetened condensed milk buttercream.  Little Dude thought they needed sprinkles, so he was in charge of decorating them.


    My all time favorite chocolate cake is the devilishly good chocolate cake. The chocolate cherry fudge bundt is always good too, but a few listed below might give it a run for its money. What is your favorite chocolate cake recipe?



Yield: 12 cupcakes

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Banana makes these cupcakes moist and delicious. They are the perfect combo of chocolate, banana and cake!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 50 MINStotal time: 60 mins

ingredients:


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 T vinegar
  • 1/4 cup neutral cooking oil (vegetable, canola etc.)
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 F and mix milk and vinegar and set aside
  2. In your mixer bowl, cream together bananas and sugar.  Add oil and eggs and mix until uniform
  3. Stir in vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda, flour, salt and cocoa.
  4. Alternate adding milk mixture and flour mixture until everything is added and batter is uniform
  5. Fill paper lined cupcake tins until the papers are at least 2/3 full
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until completely set and inserted toothpick comes out clean
  7. Cool completely before frosting
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Shared at Meal Plan Monday

18 comments:

  1. This looks so incredible! I'm always so amazed by your talent. Pinned and tweeted. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm and party with us! It is so super fun to see what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thanks for stopping by... I'm headed over to your place shortly ;-)

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  2. I've always got bananas stashed in the freezer, can't wait to try these!

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    1. I usually do too! I hope you enjoy them!

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  3. Love the chocolate and banana combination. One of my favorites.

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    1. They are great together, aren't they? Thanks!

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  4. Carlee, these look adorable and, I'm certain, taste amazing. Thanks for joining me. Can't wait to try these.

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  5. So.In.Love! Banana and chocolate, Oh My!

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  6. YUM! I love chocolate & banana together!

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    1. Me too and the banana keeps the cake so moist and yummy!

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  7. I love the colors and how you added a little vinegar to the mix.

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  8. Your Chocolate Banana Cupcakes are awesome and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. These sound so good! And, I love the idea of putting them in the waffle maker! Genius :)

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    1. They were really good waffled and topped with ice cream, but they are pretty darn good with frosting too ;-) Thank you!

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