Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting and Hazelnut Topping

Banana bread/cake/cupcakes are always my favourite so when I wanted to make some fancy cupcakes for my husband to take to work I wanted to spice them up a little bit, the result was Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting and Hazelnut Topping and here is how I made them:

Ingredients

  • 175g of Butter
  • 100g of Sugar
  • 150g of Flour
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Bananas
  • 100g of Icing Sugar
  • 25g of Cocoa
  • 75g of Crushed Hazelnuts
Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting and Hazelnut Topping
Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting and Hazelnut Topping

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150C  (Fan)
  2. Start by creaming 100g of the butter and the sugar together in a large bowl
  3. Once smooth, add the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and combining until the mixture is crumbly
  4. The add the eggs and stir until smooth
  5. Finally mash the bananas and add to the mixture
  6. Then pour evenly into your cupcake cases and put into the over for 20 minutes
  7. Once baked, leave the cupcakes to cool and start on your frosting
  8. Combine the remaining butter, icing sugar and cocoa in a bowl until smooth and creamy
  9. Then use a palette knife to ice the top of the cakes
  10. Once this has been done, pour the crushed hazelnuts into a small and deep bowl and dip each cupcake in so the top is covered in the topping (as pictured)
  11. Do this to each cupcake then refrigerate for 15-20 minutes to set before serving

Note: This mixture makes 12 cupcakes

I am pretty certain that you cannot actually go wrong with these Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting and Hazelnut Topping, they are super delicious and are definitely going to get you compliments on your baking but are surprisingly easy to make and are relatively fool-proof.

I know that I can always go to this banana cupcake recipe and it easily adapts into a cake or a loaf and goes with many different toppings making it a staple of my recipe book. What are your staple and adaptable recipes?

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Yumm! Banana chocolate is my favorite!

  2. These look great. And I love fool-proof things! Have had a bit of an “adventure” with macarons this afternoon and think I should go back to a nice chocolate cake or brownie next! 🙂

    1. mmmm I love all of those things too! except I have never really made successful macarons sadly!

    1. 🙂 they really are!

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