Banana Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Chunks

Banana Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Chunks

Rating:

(1 vote) 5 1

I made these for my birthday to bring to the office and they were a big hit! The ganache is a cinch to make and totally worth the tiny bit of extra time.

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Northbrook, IL

Serving Size / Yield

24

Ingredients

  • 3 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 C. vegetable oil
  • 4 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 C. buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 8 1/2 oz. dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 C. heavy cream
  • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee granules (optional)

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with baking cups or use large nut cups. Set aside.


In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add the eggs and oil and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened; do not beat. Stir in the banana, buttermilk and vanilla. Fold in roughly chopped dark chocolate.


Divide the batter among the cupcake liners and bake for 17 to 23 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Allow cupcakes to cool COMPLETELY before frosting with ganache (recipe below).


To make ganache, in a double boiler over simmering water, cook the last three ingredients--heavy cream, chocolate chips, and instant coffee--until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally.

Reviews (2)

  • It's 1 tsp. of instant coffee granules. The recipe has been updated. Sorry for the omission!

    Flag as inappropriate msglass  |  March 26, 2008

  • BANANA CUPCAKES WIT DARKCHOCOLATE CHUNKS. CALLS FOR IINSTANT COFFEE BUT DOES NOT GIVE AMOUNT.

    Flag as inappropriate  |  February 28, 2008


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