Banana Walnut Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

It was my boyfriends birthday in December and I made him a loaf of Banana Bread to take to work, the flat smelt so lovely for the next two days I was so jealous I had not made it for me. So in a moment of inspiration and with a birthday party being held at home I decided to expand my cupcake making to experiment with these ingredients.  I have been using lots of flavours such as cinnamon and ginger but this time it would be Banana Walnut Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting. This is my recipe and it could not be easier;

Ingredients

  • 100g of Caster Sugar
  • 150g of Butter
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 100g of Flour
  • 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Bicarbonate Soda
  • 3 Mashed Bananas
  • 50g of Crushed Walnuts
  • 12 Whole Walnuts
  • 75g of Icing Sugar
  • 25g of Cocoa Powder
Banana Walnut Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
Banana Walnut Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C
  2. Mix the flour a sugar in a bowl
  3. Mix in 75g of butter until crumbly
  4. Add the 2 eggs and blend until mixture is smooth
  5. Add the banana and crushed walnuts and stir to combine
  6. Bake in cupcake cases for 15-20 minutes
  7. Allow to cool on a wire rack before frosting
  8. Once cool make the frosting by combining the icing sugar and cocoa powder
  9. The add the final 75g of butter and mix together until smooth
  10. Then put into an icing bag or use a palette knife to frost the cupcakes
  11. Place one whole walnut on top of the frosting for decoration

I usually attempt to be modest with my food (well sort of) but with these Banana Walnut Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting I just can’t. They are truly delicious, I could easily eat 3 or 4 in one sitting and still probably want more. So far I have to say these are my favourite cupcakes that I have made especially with such an easy recipe to follow!

What are your favourite cupcakes?

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