Wednesday 11 January 2012

Chocolate and Banana Cup Cakes

I do hope all my friends and readers of MKT had a fabulous New year.
I know it is a tad bit late to ask about Newyear but then here they say the whole month of January you can wish new year :-)
I wanted to share a super dessert I made for Christmas eve party, but then I got this New lens from Hans as a present so I wanted to try that lens for taking food picture so instead of posting that super special dessert I am posting this simple and easy cupcake.

It is ages ago I made cup cake , I do love them though there has been so much cup cakes here in blog that I say to myself should I post again another one.
But then I think cupcakes are so easy to make especially for afternoons coffee which I have been doing ,has Shyama is home as she is having study holiday as her exams in college will start in middle of january.
So I try to spoil ehr with my baking and I for one is so glad that she is home and that I can bake :-)

Now to the recipe, I love chocolate and banana combination, that is a real classic combo.
Now about the frosting for this cupcake, I made the frosting and when I added sour cream the mix looked like it curdeled, so I started again throwing the firts frosting, and I was carefull when I mixed in the sour cream, but it still look a bit curdeld than the usual frositng I have which is always so smooth and fluffy. So i guess it is the adding of sour cream which makes it look like curdeled.
I was saying to my family maybe then i should not sue sour cream for the frosting and then shyama said oh no she loves the tnagy taste the sour cream gives to the frosting.

According to the author this makes a rich chocolate dark cupcake. ( I do agree)
Serious chocoholics should opt for a chocolate butter cream frosting which i will try next time as I love chocolate.
The recipe is from the Book Cupcakes by Janet Smith
Makes 24 regular size cakes.
1/2 cup ( 130g ) soft butter
1/2 cup ( 130g ) fine sugar
1 cup ( 130g ) self raising flourĀµ2 heaping tbsp of cocoa powder
3 eggs
3 ripe bananas
1 lever teaspoon baking powder

For the Whipped sour cream frosting. ( the amount which i given below is the amount given in the book, as they just gave a small amount I like lots of frosting so i doubled the recipe )
1/4 cup ( 50 g ) soft butter
2/3 cup ( 110g ) icing sugar
4 heaping tablespoon thick sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract ot to your taste
Food colour of your choice if you are using.

Preaheat the oven to 350° F (180° C/ Gas 4) and put 24 regular paper case into the cupcake pan.
Put the butter, sugar, flour, cocoa and eggs in a bowl and beat together until it is free from lumps.

Put the bananas in a another bowl and mash, leaving a few chunks.
Sprinkle the baking powder over the bananas and mix again.
Tip the banana mixture into the chocolate mixture and stir together.
Divide the mixture among the paper cases and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until nicely risen and springywhen presses.
Remove the cakes and allow to cool on the wire rack/
Swril or pipe your frosting.
For the Frosting.
Put butter and sugar in a bowl and whisk with a electric hand held whisk until very pale. Add the sour cream and keep whisking to make it light and frosting.
Add vanilla extract to taste. And the food color if you are using.
Swril the frosting on top of the cakes.


Priya Suresh said...

Cute and super elegant frosting,marvellous cupcakes..

Maria♥ said...

Happy New Year Finla :)

Those cupcakes look adorable!


Gloria Baker said...

These look awesome and perfect dear Finla:)

Laavanya said...

You are so right at chocolate and banana being so good together. As for the frosting, if you like the tangy taste, you could cream cheese instead of sour cream.. that gives a smooth finish and the tangy taste :)

Finla said...

Lavanya thankyou for the tip, when I mentioned to my sis that is exactly what she said too.

Angie's Recipes said...

I feel 'SPRING" just looking at those pretty cupcakes.

Vaishali said...

These are adorable beyond words. Love, love the green frosting.

Unknown said...

they look beautiful!...frosting came out perfect too!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

love the cup cakes... looks so cute! I am sure I will like the tangy frosting too!

Sumi said...

beautiful colours you have got there :)

Chitra said...

HAppy new year finla. cake looks yummy.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Finla! Enjoy the break with your daughter at home -- miss m has just returned to school for 2nd semester. Cupcakes look wonderful!! :)

Raks said...

Nice recipe and lovely colour of the topping :) Happy new year Finla :)

notyet100 said...

They look damn cute,..:)

indosungod said...

Finla, Happy New Year! to you.

I love the color of frosting. Banana and Chocolate delicious.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

cupcakes looks wonderful with that frosting...I love the combination of banana with chocolate

Hamaree Rasoi

Finla said...

Thankyou all

Anonymous said...

I wish I could get frosting to look that good.

Cham said...

Did you posted the lens details in FB? I love the way u decorate like a pro pastry chef, Like the first picture !

Cakelaw said...

These are gorgeous cupcakes Finla - just like little Xmas trees.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking cupcake looks wonderful

Dewi said...

Such a vibrant and pretty color FI!