I love the combination of banana and chocolate, and these cupcakes are just that! I made these cupcakes around September I think (I don’t remember exactly), but haven’t had the chance to post them until now! 🙂
These cupcakes are very moist and will stay moist up to a few days!
I didn’t completely cover them in frosting. It would have made them a little too heavy in my opinion.
Lots of yummy cupcakes!
Banana Chocolate Cupcakes
Recipe taken from here
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (regular or Dutch-processed)
3/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 1 medium sized banana)
1/3 cup warm water
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
3/4 tsp. vanilla
Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup powder sugar, sifted
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 regular-sized cupcake pan with paper liners.
In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In another large bowl, whisk together the egg, mashed banana, water, milk, oil, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Pour or scoop the batter into each cupcake liner, about 3/4 full and bake for about 20 min. or until toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack.
While the cupcakes are cooling, make the chocolate fudge frosting. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
In the bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute). Add the sugar and beat until it is light and fluffy (about 2 min.). Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the chocolate and beat on low speed until incorporated. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until frosting us smooth and glossy (about 2-3 min.).
Frost your cupcakes with the chocolate frosting. Makes 12 regular-sized cupcakes.
Jessica the Baker