Chocolate Banana Cupcake

Chooyang’s birthday surprise on sunday and wc’s birthday surprise just now. Its been a busy week! made chocolate banana cupcakes for cy’s birthday surprise + potluck thingy because tk was too lazy to make anything. The problem is that 4615 Filmore has all the guys and they make just 1 dish. And then the rest of the houses are mainly girls and they each make a dish. So we always end up with 1 main dish and 3-4 desserts. >< That was why I wanted tk to make his duck fat potato hash except that he was too lazy. ><

Here’s the recipe anyways ((:

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Banana Chocolate Cupcakes

(makes 12) adapted from joyofbaking

1 cup (200 g) granulated white sugar

1 cup (130g) All-purpose flour

1/3 cup (35 g) unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 large egg

1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium sized banana)

1/2 cup (120 ml) warm water

1/4 cup (60 ml) milk

1/3 cup (60ml) canola oil

3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Fudge Frosting:

90g unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup (113 g) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup (120 g) confectioners sugar, sifted

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven. Line 12 regular-sized muffin cups with paper liners or spray each cup with a non stick vegetable spray.

In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.In another large bowl, whisk together the egg, mashed banana, water, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, or whisk, until combined. (The batter is quite thin.) Pour or scoop the batter into the muffin cups, about 3/4 full, and bake for about20 minutesor until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Then you can start on your chocolate frosting!

Chocolate 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 of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute). Add the sugar and beat until it is light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). 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 is smooth and glossy (about 2 -3 minutes).

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before I added the sliced banana as decoration! ((:

You can either pipe the frosting or just use a knife to add it on. I did both because some friends love sweet desserts and some want it to be healthier ((:

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