Banana & Chocolate Cupcakes

I thought I’d follow up on my post about the Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes I made the other week as I tried out a second recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook and had a much better experience with the recipe this time.

Banana & Chocolate Cupcakes I

This time I made the banana and chocolate cupcakes. I used my silicone cupcake cases which are slightly smaller than the paper “muffin” cases I used last time, but bigger than regular paper fairy cake cases. In these the recipe made exactly 12 cakes with a couple of them overflowing the cases in the oven. The chocolate frosting was the exact right quantity – there was a bit left in the piping bag but I wouldn’t have got all the cakes iced with any less. The only thing I thought was wonky was the amount of chocolate they suggested grating on the top. I can’t remember how much they suggested but I know I only used a fraction of my Green & Blacks for grating before eating the rest whole!

Next time I’ll probably put a bit more banana in the cake mix as I didn’t think they were quite banana-y enough but that’s just a getting-the-taste-perfect issue not a recipe problem. They were lovely!

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2 replies to “Banana & Chocolate Cupcakes”

  1. Dad says:

    In your top right box you had a link to your flickr stuff… and (I think) a link to your books that you’ve read? Apart from that I can’t remember 🙁 Sorry… I wondered where nocto had gone to, so now you’ve explained it.

    Hope you can get it back to the way you like it. xx

  2. kirsty says:Author

    Oh, it’s ok, I have most of what I wanted back and the rest of it was probably just junk. It’s like decluttering your house by throwing everything out of the window onto the front lawn and only putting back the things you want. It’s just a pain that the database decided to do the throwing-on-the-lawn thing for me!

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