Friday, April 27, 2012

Chocolate banana cupcake with Vanilla buttercream frosting


I love bananas in cakes and when I came across the chocolate banana cake recipe in a book and later in Joy of Baking, I was sure that I will be baking that very soon and I did without waiting much ! It was cake sale in A's nursery today for fundraising,mum had to either bake or buy cakes and donate to nursery for the cake sale,all the money from the sale goes to School.When I was decorating the cupcakes I had shaky hands as this was my first attempt on decorating it for a sale purpose,but I guess being an amatuer in decorating I was satisfied with my effort,I watched lot of youtube videos on decoration and did some practise on the plates before I did it on the cupcake. Lil A's teacher was impressed with it and he was happy too :) In the evening I went to the hall where the sale was taking place ,all my cupcakes were gone for 75 pence per cupcake and I was pretty happy ! one of the mum who ate it said it was so lovely ,which made my day.


Recipe largely adapted from here

Flour - 1 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Cocoa powder -1/4 cup
Banana - 1 large
Egg - 1
Baking powder - 3/4 tsp
Baking soda - 3/4 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract - 3/4 tsp

1. Sift flour,baking powder,baking soda and keep aside
2.Mash banana and add egg,milk,oil,water,vanilla and whisk.
3.Add the dry ingredients to wet and incorporate.
4.Pour the batter (very thin) with a laddle to the lined cupcake tin and bake in preheated oven at 175 degree centigrade for 20 - 25 minutes.


Vanilla butter cream frosting

Softened Butter - 3/4 cup
Icing sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Milk - to loosen(1-2 tablespoon)

1 Beat butter by adding icing sugar little by little.Add vanilla extract and little milk and beat to get a smooth buttercream.


Anu said...

cupcake looks delicious, icing is sooooo nice

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Soft looking cakes...Neatly done icing..

An Open Book said...

looks really nice vineetha...professional i must say :)

Julie said...

The frosting looks fabulous,Vinee..chocolate n banana works very good,had tried the bread once..Yummy yum cupcakes!

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Priya said...

Omg, super cute and fabulous looking cupcakes..

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious cups and like your frosting. It is beautiful.

Non stick, Nutty and Sous chef said...

Wow! they look professional Vineetha! you must be very proud of yourself! and the color's so pretty too, befitting a banana cupcake! :)

Deeksha said...

Lovely cup cakes.

Shilpakiran said...

this looks so perfectly done.. awesome and tempting too..thanks for sharing

maha said...

yummy yummy just yumm.....dats it...awesum frosting..beautiful.....can complete d whole cakes

Hema said...

Beautiful cupcakes dear, love the banana flavor..

Suja Manoj said...

Beautifully done,looks so so pretty..adipoli dear

kala said...

This frosting are veryyyy adorableeee....

Treat and Trick said...

Great job with the frosting!

Aruna Manikandan said...

first time here....
cake looks delectable and lovely frosting
glad to follow u :)

Akila said...

First time here.... Just love the cute little cup cakes.... U have a wonderful space,... When u get time do visit mine...

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Spice up the Curry said...

cake looks fabulous. I love swirls with frosting

Only Fish Recipes said...

wonderful cupcakes dear...looks sooooooooooooooooooo delicious !!!!!

Cathleen said...

Wow. These look perfect. I've got to saw, there would be none left at the end of the day. YUM :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

lovely cupcakes and the yummy frosting only add to the appeal of these tempting delights.

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

luks awesome.I loved ur creativity.yummy cake

Manju said...

wow, beautifully done...loved the hydrangea designed cupcake...even i've been watching these youtube videos ;-)


Namitha said...

Lil A must have been so proud :) Love choco banana combo. There is a muffin recipe in my drafts

Giancarlo said...

felice giornata...ciao