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Banana Chocolate Cupcakes

serve 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients

Banana Cupcakes 

  • 135 gr all Purpose-flour
  • 200 gr Granulated white sugar
  • 40 gr Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp Baking soda
  • a pinch of Salt
  • 2 Bananas, 1 Mashed & the other 1 sliced
  • 115 ml Warm Water
  • 65 ml Milk
  • 60 ml Canola/ Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Pistachio Nuts – for the decoration
  • A few slices of Banana

Chocolate Frosting 

  • 115 gr Butter, room temperature
  • 90 gr Unsweetened Chocolate, chopped 
  • 120 gr Powdered Sugar, sifted
  • 1 tabelspoon Vanilla Extract

How To Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350F) & place the rack in the center of the oven. 
  2. Line-up 12 regular-sized muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. For the Cupcake : Whisk all the dry ingredients flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda & salt together in a bowl.
  4. Then whisk in another bowl all the wet ingredients: egg, mashed banana, milk, oil, water & vanilla extract.
  5. Now mix. Pour all the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stir until it is well combined (the batter should become thin). 
  6. Scoop the batter to the muffin cups. Use the ice cream scoop and fill it for about 3/4. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until inserted toothpick from a cupcake comes out clean.
  7. When it is already done, remove from the oven & let it cool on a wire rack. 
  8. For the Chocolate frosting : Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over the saucepan of shimmering water. Mix it using the spatula, once it is melted remove from heat & let it cool to room temperature.
  9. Use your electric or hand mixer with another bowl. Beat the butter until smooth & creamy. Then add sugar, beat it until it is light & pluffy. Add Vanilla extract & the melted chocolate, beat it in low speed until incorporated. Then increase the speed to medium-high & beat it until the frosting becomes smooth & glossy.
  10. When the cupcakes are cooled down, frost it with the Chocolate frosting & add some slices of Banana & sprinkle some of Pistachio nuts over the cupcakes

Enjoy! En Guete! Selamat Makan!

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