Monday, October 10, 2011

Chocolate Banana Cupcake

This is one of my favorites cupcakes.The combination of banana and chocolate , so perfect!
I used over ripe Dole banana and Cacao Ivory dark chocolate.

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup  buttermilk *
170 gm unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
5 eggs
300 gm mashed banana

* To make butter milk add 1 tbsp vinegar/lemon juice into 1 cup milk.Leave it for about 10 minutes.

Ganache:
250 gm chopped dark chocolate
135 gm whipping cream
10 gm butter

Method:
Pre - heat oven at 180C.
Line cupcakes tray with cupcake liners.
Sieve flour,baking powder and baking soda , add in salt and set a side.
Beat butter and sugar on medium speed , until light and fluffy.
Add in eggs, one at a time, mix till well blended.
On low speed ,mix in the mashed banana until well combined..
Still on the low speed , add in the dry ingredients and butter milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients , mixing until just incorporated.
Pour the batter into prepared cupcake tray.
Bake in pre heated oven for 20 -25 minutes.Cool on wire rack.

For Ganache:
Cook whipping cream until boil.
Add it into chopped dark chocolate,stir until completely melts.
Add in butter, mix until well combined.
Leave it to cool.Set it in fridge until its thick.
Frost the banana cupcake with ganache, decorate with thousands and serve.

13 comments:

ken said...

banana and chocolate are a nice combination :)

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

This is very pretty, I'd love to try this when I've some ripe bananas.

Ms.Chitchat said...

A perfect visual feast and also to the tummy, awesome.

Cheah said...

I'm sure your family will love this...so much choco!

DG said...

Love this cuppies combo, it must be taste extremely good :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Banana and chocolate are the best combo! this look too good.

Jeannie said...

Believe it or not, I have not baked any chocolate with bananas cake before! That's largely due to the fact that the boys dont eat them!

Dmarie said...

ooh, those look and sound wonderful. and even healthier than most cupcakes! :-D

Jun said...

cantik...cantik..nice looking cuppies..i bet d taste pon sgt sedap..a very good combination, banana n choc...just like orange n choc too...i wish i have bananas rite now, hehe

Nava Krishnan said...

Beautiful outcome and looks so delicious.

lena said...

gorgeous! your ganache is so smooth and shining!!

Deliah's Deli said...

i love banana cake & making them into cupcakes are just so cute!:)

Roxana GreenGirl said...

chocolate and banana is such a delicious combo.
your cupcakes look great!