Saturday, 7 November 2009

Banana Nut-Case

This is the recipe I came up with to enter in the Cupcake Hero Contest. I've never entered before... There are some amazing bakers out there that make incredible things and I was just too nervous to enter anything!! But this time, I thought why not! You can find more information about Cupcake Hero here, as well as great recipes and other cool things at I Heart Cuppycakes!
The ingredient for November is... Peanut Butter!

Banana Nut-Case Cupcakes
(also known as Banana - Peanut Butter - Honey filled - Choc Chip Cupcakes)
[Makes approximately 18 cupcakes]
Printable Recipe
You Will Need:
I used normal cadbury dairy milk chocolate, and cut it up to resemble choc chips. You can replace this with actual choc chips if you want. Or any kind of chocolate you feel like.
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius and line your cupcake tray with wrappers.
Beat together the peanut butter and the sugar.
Add the eggs to the peanut butter/sugar mixture
Beat until thoroughly combined.
Stir in the flour, bicarb soda, mashed banana, sour cream, milk & chocolate in 2 batches.
Mix together until all combined.
Place a heaped table spoon of mixture into the prepared cupcake tray.Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Let cupcakes cool for 5 minutes in the tray before turning out onto wire rack to cool completely.
Once cupcakes are cooled, cut a hole in the center. (You can do this however you find easiest.)
The easiest way I have found is using a large piping tip. Insert piping tip into top of cupcake and you have even sized holes for each one! Remember to keep the bit you take out to place back on top once cupcake is filled.
You will need for the filling and icing:

Drizzle honey into the centre of the cupcakes you just made and place 'lid' back ontop.

I'm not sure exactally how much honey I used (sorry!!)
t would have been approximately 1/2 teaspoon for each cupcake!
Spread a thin layer of peanut butter over the tops of the cupcakes.
You can always leave the cupcake at the Peanut Butter stage if you're not a huge chocolate fan..
Next spread a layer of nutella over the peanut butter.
Using a vegetable peeler shave some chocolate from a block and sprinkle on top of the nutella.

Recommended : A tall glass of ice cold milk.

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