Saturday, October 15, 2011

Banana Bunny Cupcakes for Grandma

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Banana Frosting

My grandma's birthday is Sunday, so naturally I made her cupcakes! She likes Banana Cake, Chocolate, and Bunnies (especially bunnies)! Here's a cupcake that combines them all.

Banana Cupcakes (From Cupcake Project)
(made 22 cupcakes)

I found this recipe and it appealed to me because it looked super easy, and it was! Pop everything in the mixer and off to the oven they go. The cake was dense, but good, like a very moist banana bread in cupcake form! Goes perfectly with the chocolate banana frosting!
Little Bunny Garnish
  • 1 Stick Butter 
  • 1 C Sugar 
  • 2 Eggs 
  • 1/2 C Sour Cream 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 2 C flour 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 2 Bananas, smashed 
  1. Cream Butter and Sugar 
  2. Add Eggs 
  3. Add Sour Cream, Flour, and Baking Soda 
  4. Add vanilla and smashed Bananas 
  5. 5.Bake for 16-18 mins at 350 degrees.
Hop Hop Hop!

Chocolate Banana Frosting (from Love and Olive Oil)
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature 
  • 1/2 cup ripe banana, smashed (about 1 banana) 
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder 
  • 4-5 cups confectioners' sugar 
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Cream butter until smooth and fluffy, 2-3 minutes 
  2. Add banana and mix on high speed until few lumps remain. 
  3. Add cocoa powder and 1 cup powdered sugar and beat until combined. 
  4. Continue adding powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition until you reach the desired consistency. 
  5. Mix in vanilla. Continue beating until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes, adding more sugar if necessary. 
  6. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes. I used Wilton tip #1A. Garnish with banana slices. 


So cute!
Banana  Garnish

To garnish these cupcakes I took a slice of banana and piped a bunny figure, using Wilton Tip #2 onto each one with melted milk chocolate. 

Every day I wonder why we haven't bought a microwave yet! I am sick of the double boiler! 

Make sure to pop em in the freezer for a few minutes to harden the chocolate. (these are yummy to eat by themselves too!)

The Finished Product
In their 'rabbit hole' off to see Grandma!

1 comment:

  1. I love the bunny garnish! what a cute idea.


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