Friday, July 24, 2009

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes





I had a super duper craving for banana chocolate chip SOMETHING. And, since I was having my work pals over for a BBQ, I thought-- well heck! There are two brown and spotty bananas attracting fruit flies over there. I'm gonna show those bananas a thing or two. I quickly made up a recipe using the basics-- beat butter and sugar, add banana, add eggs and vanilla, add dry ingredients, beat on low until blended... then I threw in the rest of a huge bag of chocolate chips. No measuring here. A minute after they came out of the oven I took a little knife and cut into one. Then I ate one. Then I covered the cupcakes with chocolate ganache, and topped with a fresh raspberry. Then I ate another one.

"SELF CONTROL!" Nice one Lyndsay... !!! Over the winter I developed what I called my "buttercream belly", from tasting so many of my own little baked goods. This last month I've been huffing it big time at the gym and outdoors trying to whittle the old buttercream belly down. Meh, sometimes you just can't help but chomp two cupcakes in a row. And I'll have one later for dessert, heehee!!

Will this flavour make it into the Coco Cake Cupcakes Hall Of Fame and Order Page? I gotta revise and test it a bunch first!!!

Bye for now,

xo

7 comments:

Jennywenny said...

MMm, that is one of my more popular cake flavors, I make it quite a lot. I've tried a couple of different recipes and this is definitely the one. I use buttermilk instead of the milk plus vinegar:
http://afridgefulloffood.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/01/my-favoriteest-banana-cake.html

Justin said...

i clicked through to see this post when i read the title because I love chocolate chips in my banana bread and muffins, but seeing them covered in chocolate was way more exciting.

lyndsay said...

jenny! thanks for the link buddy!

justin-- covered in chocolate = thumbs up on most things!!! :)

Snooky doodle said...

tHESE LOOK DELICIOUS, I LOVE THE COMBINATION OF BANANA AND CHOCOLATE, SO GOOD!! nICELY DECORATED. HA I VE GOT A BUTTERCREAM BELLY TOO FROM ALL THE TASTING :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Wow these look like they'd be my fave! :D LOVE the raspberry on top!

lyndsay said...

thanks cuties!!

apparentlyjessy said...

I adore banana and choc chip anything, so yeah, I doubt I could have resisted eating two in a row too!
And I know exactly what you mean about butter cream belly!