Sunday, May 6, 2007

Chocolate Filled Banana Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting

These cupcakes are completely decadent. I am in awe of any one who can eat more than one in a single sitting. They're a deliciously sweet marriage of bananas, chocolate and peanut butter. Here's how to make them (yields about 10 cupcakes):

The Cupcakes:
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 medium bananas, mashed
1/4 cup white sugar + 2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup soy milk
1/3 cup soy margarine, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray.

Spoon muffins into the muffin pans -- filling each about half way. Bake about 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and sticking a toothpick in the center of the cupcake comes up dry.

The Chocolate Filling:
1/4 cup soy milk, + 2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons soy margarine
1 cup very high quality vegan chocolate chips or chopped vegan chocolate.

Combine the soy milk and margarine in the top of a double broiler, heating until the margarine melts. Add the chocolate and stir until until the chocolate melts.

The Frosting:
2 Tablespoons soy margarine, softened
2 Tablespoons smooth peanut butter
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tablespoons soy milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

Once cupcakes have cooled thoroughly use a sharp paring knife to cut the top off in a conical shape.

Spoon chocolate filling into the well you've created in the cupcakes (do not overfill). Place the cut off tops back onto the cupcakes.

Fill a ziplock bag with a hole in one corner or pastry bag with your peanut butter frosting and pipe frosting over the top of your cupcakes.

Although cupcakes are usually a food you eat with your hands, you may want to use a fork for these, they can get a bit messy.


appifanie said...

is that like a challenge to eat more than one? cause i could so do it. (hence my inability to lose weight - haha!)

looks great!

the jewelry :ninja! said...

those look soooooooo good. i may have to break down and make them.

Emily said...

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Karin said...

holy crap, those look good. do you think they could be done w/o bananas and peanut butter (for Dan, not me!) ?

The Cryptic Cupcake said...

OHEMGEE those look delicious. Being a Cupcake fan, I may just have to make them...