Thursday, 16 February 2012

Banana Chocolate-Swirl Cupcakes


We have a new addition to our family of three (two humans and a dog) - a shiba inu puppy! Training our silly pooch was quite a tedious and challenging task when we first got her 3 years ago, and now that she's fully trained, I can't imagine having to go through the whole process with the new puppy again. Well, I guess I must be crazy! (Pictures of our dogs can be found here and here)

Banana Chocolate-Swirl Cupcakes Recipe
Recipe adapted from はじめてさんのお菓子作り


Ingredients:
240g cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
200g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
120g caster sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large banana
1 teaspoon lemon juice
30g bittersweet chocolate, , melted and cooled

Toppings:
1 banana
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method:
1) Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Line a 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake liners or lightly butter the pan.
2) To prepare toppings, slice banana into 12 pieces and then drizzle with lemon juice, set aside.
3) Mash banana with a fork and then mix with lemon juice, set aside.
4) In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until pale in colour.
5) Add vanilla extract and mashed banana, mix until well combined.
6) Sift flour, baking powder and salt over the egg mixture. Using a spatula, mixing only until the flour disappear.
7) Finally, add melted butter and then mix until well combined.
8) Divide the batter over 12 muffin cups. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon of melted chocolate onto each cupcake, gently swirl the mixture with a skewer to create a marble effect. Put a slice of banana on top of the cake batter.
9) Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake turns out clean.

10 Comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great idea! Those look delicious.

Cheers,

Rosa

Elin said...

Piggy...love this recipe especially with the banana in it :) and how I love your Ringo with her pink Piggy suit...LOL! she looks so very cute and adorable :) Not crazy to train another puppy..worth all your effort...the love they return is more sincere than humans :p Thanks for sharing your doggies photos..I enjoy looking thru them !

Mel (Sharky Oven Gloves) said...

Banana and chocolate are such a wonderful combination together, and these look delicious. I love the marbled effect too, it's so pretty!

MyFudo™ said...

LOve this1 I am a swirl addict! I search and recreate swirls... The mix of bananas, choco and a little lemon...Yummy! Must try!

daphne said...

give me the cake!!! That looks delish! And i love how u did the topping as well. Looks like the pup will keep u very busy!

Janine said...

your doggies are adorable! and i love how you added the slice of banana on top - really unique!

Stardust said...

And I know you will 'conquer' Momo in no time! How blessed she is to join your home!

I must have your cake now, I mean, NOW. You always make me so hungry. :(((

Anonymous said...

Where you learn jap? I've been wanting to learn to be able to read jap baking books. You are so talented! Thank you! :)

Chloe

Piggy said...

Chloe - Thanks for dropping by! Where are you from, Chloe? If you are in Singapore, you can go to Ikoma, that's where I learnt my Jap.

Tracy @ Daily Deal Blog said...

I absolutely love this cupcakes. It looks delicious!