Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate buttercream Frosting



What will you do when banana skin turns brown and it is begging you " Please eat me before I go Bad". Well.. you can eat them but won't taste that good or you can make some banana cupcakes.These cupcakes are also one way to add fruits to your diet :).This is one of my favourite cupcakes.I made the egg less version and it tastes really good and also is moist and has a good texture.The recipe for the cupcake is from here.


Ingredients:

125g (4oz) butter

175g (6oz) sugar

2 eggs/egg substitute equivalent to 2 eggs

2 large mashed ripe bananas

1 tsp Baking soda

2 Tbsp boiling milk

1 tsp baking powder

225g (8oz) flour

Cream butter & sugar till light and fluffy.

Add eggs/ egg replacer one at a time.

Mix in mashed bananas.

Add baking soda that has been dissolved in hot milk.

Lastly mix in sifted flour & baking powder. Don't over beat the batter.

For a cake bake it in a 20cm ring pan on 170 C (325 F) for about 45 mins.

This mixture will produce around 18 standard size cupcakes

and they are baked at 170 C (325 F) for approx 18-25 mins.

You want them to be light golden brown and a toothpick

comes out clean.

Note: They are even better the next day. If you can wait that long

Chocolate frosting:

1 cup unsalted soft butter

2 cup confectioners sugar

1 /2 cup cocoa powder

3 tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla

How to make the frosting:

Cream butter and sift in the confectioners sugar and cocoa powder. Add the milk and vanilla. Mix until well incorporated.


How to frost the cupcakes



For decorations I used Royal Icing star flowers which is optional.

This goes to Poornima's "For th Luv of Chocolate" Event.

14 comments:

Deepa Hari said...

Wow...those cupcakes look lovely with that frosting Dhanya...What can i say to an expert like u?...have always admired ur cakes and decorations...Keep rocking Dear.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you veru much Deepu. Well I am just a beginner in cake decorating. I also enjoy visiting your blog.

Vibaas said...

that looks beautiful :-)
love those yellow flowers on the top. makes the cake look so pretty

Priya Sriram said...

Loved the beautiful decoration Dhanya!! You are a beginner? Can't believe it? :)

Cham said...

Wow, love the swirl and deco! Gorgeous

homecooked said...

Looks lovely Dhanya! Love the way the chocolate frosting looks! Yum :)

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you Vibaas,Priya,Cham and Homecooked.

preety said...

cupcake with chocolate frosting ..yumm..nothing is better than this combo..nice presentation too dhanya

Akal's Saappadu said...

cupcakes with the chocolate/butter frsting looks richly delicious, yummm, nice feast!

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks perfect and lovely

AnuSriram said...

lovely cupcakes... Yummy!

Rajee said...

Lovely and creative Dhanya with yellow flowers on top.

VIDYA VENKY said...

this looks so yummy dhanya....will surely try this & let u know..thanx for visiting my blog

Sravs said...

Those cupcakes looks so beautiful!! thanks for linking to the event !! Nice to know about you I am your happy follower !!

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