Roasted Banana Cupcakes

Anita Hoffman

By
@scent4U

An award winning cupcake. Frost with a peanut butter ganache frosting to take it to the next level. Roasting the bananas caramelizes them and gives the cupcakes a pronounced banana flavor and keeps the cupcakes very moist. Tastes good with vanilla or cream cheese frosting also.
Photo adapted from Chocolate Moosey.


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Serves:

18 cupcakes

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2
medium bananas, ripe but not overripe
1 1/4 c
flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
cloves
pinch of salt
1 c
sugar
1/2 c
oil
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla

FROSTING

4 oz
semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 c
creamy peanut butter
1/3 c
heavy whipping cream
1 Tbsp
corn syrup
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place bananas on a cookie sheet and place in a 350 degree preheated oven and roast for 15 minutes or until the skins turn black. Let cool. Peel the bananas, then cut into pieces. Set aside.
2
Keeping the oven at 350 degrees, line two cupcake pans with 18 paper liners. Set aside.
3
In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Set aside.
4
In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and oil until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until smooth. Beat in the vanilla, then beat in the banana pieces until smooth. Gradually beat in the flour mixture.
5
Fill cupcake liners about halfway full with the batter.
Bake 18-20 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
Cool.
6
FROSTING:
In a large mixing bowl, add the chocolate pieces and the peanut butter. Set aside.
7
In a medium saucepan, heat up the cream and corn syrup until just boiling. Turn off the heat and pour on top of the chocolate. Let sit a few minutes, then whisk the chocolate mixture until smooth. Let cool completely.
8
Once cool, gradually beat the butter into the chocolate mixture, a tablespoon at a time, until smooth and shiny.
Pipe on top of cupcakes.
9
If the frosting is too warm, chill in the refrigerator until firm enough. Ganache is designed to harden as it cools.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American