Banana Chocolate Cupcakes

Recipe by Redsie
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F Insert liners into medium cupcake pans.
  • Prepare cupcakes: in a bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
  • Place butter and sugar in mixing bowl, beating with the mixer's flat beater on medium speed until mixture is light and airy.
  • Reduce speed to low, add eggs one at a time, mixing well.
  • Add half the flour mixture (prepared in step 2), banana purée and then remaining flour mixture.
  • Finally, add chocolate shavings and stir.
  • Fill the cupcake liners two-thirds full.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cupcakes are springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted in cupcake's center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare frosting: in an electric mixer, beat cream cheese for about 2 minutes, untill cheese is soft and smooth. Add powdered sugar and banana liqueur. Continue beating mixture until frosting is smooth.
  • With a spatula, spread frosting on each cooled cupcake, garnish with sliced bananas and chocolate shavings.
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