Saturday, 14 July 2012

Banana Chocolate Cupcakes

What do you do when you have a bunch of bananas turning black before your eyes? That's when I think of the perfect combination of chocolate and bananas. This cupcake is incredibly easy and fast to make. You only need two mixing bowls, one for the wet and the other for the dry ingredients.

Because it uses oil instead of butter, this cupcake stays soft even when it is refrigerated. It is good just as it is without any frosting. However, I decided to dress it up for the photo shoot. I used ganache and chocolate sprinkles. I think chopped nuts make a much better topping but I was out of nuts.

This recipe is from Joy of Baking with my modifications in brackets.

Banana Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients :
1 cup granulated white sugar (I used 1/2 cup)
1 cup all purpose flour (I used 1 1/2 cups self-raising)
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder (I omitted)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda (I omitted)
1/4 teaspoon salt (I omitted)
1 large egg
1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil (I used grapeseed oil)
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Method :
1. Preheat oven to 180C (I used 160C) and line 12 regular sized muffin cups with cupcake liners.
2. In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. In another large bowl, whisk together the egg, mashed banana, water, milk, oil and vanilla extract.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
5. Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners about 3/4 full.
6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. (Mine was done in 16 minutes).

Turn these into ................
.....................Yummy cupcakes.
Wet and dry ingredients. Just mix, easy peasy.
Flavorful with tender crumb.


  1. Inviting cuppies...I love banana and cocoa combo! :)

  2. mouthwatery and inviting clicks..

  3. The cake looks moist and sooo delicious

    1. Oh, it is. The bananas provide the moisture.

  4. Hi Phong Hong ,

    Cakes inviting Me!!!

    Keep on Dear..

  5. I am definitely going to try it! adding to my waiting list, tahnks!

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    1. Look forwards to seeing it on your blog.

  6. Banana and chocolate are always the best combo! This look really good!

  7. sometimes i purposely keep a few of the bananas to turn into really ripe so that i can bake something..and then i got lazy and lazier, so there goes my bananas into my dog's stomach!

    1. Hahahah!!! Same happens to me too. I have no dog so it goes into the compost.

  8. I did not know dogs like bananas? is it good for them? Love your banana chocolate cupcakes. totally drooworthy!

    1. My aunt used to feed her dogs with leftover curry. Apparently they liked it and I guess they probably like bananas too!