Sour cream & banana cupcakes with chocolate ganache

The most fluffy cupcakes I’ve ever baked!

Ingredients for cupcakes. Makes 18.

Ingredients for frosting

Directions for cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and line two standard cupcake pan with paper cupcake liners.
  2. In a bowl, beat butter and sugar together with a whisk or electric mixer until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda over the mixture and mix.
  5. Add mashed banana, sour cream and the milk and mix until combine.
  6. Using two spoons, fill about ¾ of each paper cupcake liners.
  7. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake tests clean.
  8. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Directions for chocolate ganache

  1. Combine chocolate and heavy cream in a sauce pan.
  2. Stir over a low heat until smooth.
  3. Cool to room temperature before use.
  4. Spread chocolate ganache over cooled cupcakes and top with a dried banana chip.


Halloween cupcakes

It’s Halloween time! You can bake several cupcakes using official Halloween colors ; orange and black.

Cupcakes ingredients (makes 12).

Frosting ingredients

Directions for cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F and line a standard cupcake pan with paper cupcake liners.
  2. Put the softened butter and sugar in a bowl. Using a electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat eggs, one a time, until combine.
  4. In a different bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, spices and cocoa powder.
  5. Add the second bowl to the butter mixture in two batches alternating with milk mixing to form a smooth batter.
  6. Using two spoons, fill about ¾ of each paper cupcake liners.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake tests clean.
  8. To cool, transfer to a wire rack.

Directions for frosting

  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar with a electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Separate 2 tablespoons of frosting in a small bowl.
  3. Add orange (or red and yellow) food coloring to the big bowl to make a orange frosting.
  4. Add black food coloring to frosting’s rest.
  5. Fill a pastry bag with orange frosting and decorate each cupcake using your favorite pastry tip.
  6. Fill a pastry bag with black frosting and make the details.


Serving suggestions

  1. You can use several candies to top the cupcakes.
  2. You can fill the cupcakes with pumpkin butter. Yummy!


Cupcakes with orange frosting

Cupcakes with orange frosting

Decorated cupcakes.

Decorated cupcakes.