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Tuesday
May142013

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

For as many recipes for sweets that I put together, I rarely eat any of them. I'm not a huge sweets kind-of girl, but like anyone I do have my vices. Cinnamon, pie, cookies, but not really cakes. I have to admit that I make these Chocolate Banana cupcakes all the time, I get a lot of requests for them, but I don't think I've eaten one since I came up with the recipe a few years ago. But my taste-tester boyfriend has never turned down a chocolate cupcake, so he makes sure to make sure they are up to par. And we're off....

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Yields 48 cupcakes

1 1/2 granulated sugar

1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature

3 eggs, room temperature

2c flour

3/4c cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp salt

2 tsp vanilla extract

1c buttermilk

2 bananas, mashed with a fork

Preheat over to 350 and place liners in a cupcake pan.

Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, Combine. Add vanilla.

In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add dry mixture to the butter mixture, alternating between dry and buttermilk. Only mix until combined so you don't overmix. Overmixing= dry cupcakes.

With a spatula, fold in bananas.

Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full. Bake for 15 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Buttercream

Yields enough for 24 cupcakes

1 stick of butter, room temperature

2 1/4c powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cocoa powder

a few tbsp of milk

Cream butter and vanilla with an electric mixer.

Slowly add powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Add milk until buttercream is desired texture, several tbsps

Using a soup spoon or offset icing spatula, spread the buttercream on each cupcake. Place a dollop buttercream in the center of each cupcakes, then spread to the outside in a circular motion. Top with banana chips or chocolate chips.

Impress all your friends!

Need more of a chocolate fix? How about Toffee Crackers, Chocolate Mint Cupcakes, Chocolate Potato Chip Cupcakes, or Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes.

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Reader Comments (9)

These look so delicious! I'm a huge fan of anything banana, and maybe these will be yummy enough to cure me of my chocolate cake dislike!

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

These look delicious. I love banana and chocolate together. I found your blog on Southern Lovely on Show and Share Tuesday.

June 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura@bakinginpyjamas

Oh my goodness these look amazing! Pinning for later!!!!

Holly at Not Done Growing

June 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

YUM...these look absolutely divine! This would be perfect to link-up to my Create It Thursday post...it's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/06/create-it-thursday-6-plus-features.html

June 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Mmmm those look like the perfect chocolate cupcake! Love that there's a cheeky banana hiding in there, too! Great way to sneak the fruit in :) Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tasty-tuesdays-14-plus-16-dad-approved-fathers-day-recipes.html

June 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnyonita

Those look amazing! Anything chocolate & banana is right up my alley. Can't wait to try these. Oh and your cat Abbey looks JUST like my cat Oscar. Well the white on the nose is slightly different but still pretty crazy.
Here's a link to my blog with a picture of him. Hooray for grey kittys ;)
http://craftsewlovegrow.blogspot.com/2012/06/good-morning.html

June 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

I'm so glad you stopped by the party! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnyonita

I've just posted my Tasty Tuesdays link party on my blog & wanted to tell you that this recipe has been featured! You can find the feature here: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tasty-tuesdays-15-9-recipes-youll-love.html Don’t forget to grab our features button and link up again!

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnyonita

These look great! We're holding a bake sale for an ectopic pregnancy charity next week, and these would be perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

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