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Recipe Monkey Banana Cupcakes

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by ditch witch, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    Ok so not survival food but I thought the monkeys would appreciate these. [OO]

    Monkey Banana Cupcakes

    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
    1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas)
    2 large eggs
    1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    Chocolate Frosting (recipe below)
    Nilla Wafers (both sizes)
    gel food coloring

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

    Make a well in center of flour mixture. In well, mix together butter, mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla. Stir just enough to incorporate flour mixture. You don't want to overmix this. Dividing evenly, spoon batter into muffin cups.

    Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.

    Choco frosting

    2 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
    6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
    6 tablespoons butter
    5 tablespoons evaporated milk (you can use reg milk too)
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    In a medium bowl, sift together the confectioners' sugar and cocoa, and set aside.
    In a large bowl, cream butter until smooth, then gradually beat in sugar mixture alternately with evaporated milk. Blend in vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. If necessary, adjust consistency with more milk or sugar.

    Top cupcakes with choco icing. Put one big nilla wafer down for the mouth, and cut a mini wafer in half for ears. Use red gel food coloring for his mouth. For the black, mix red, blue, and yellow icing into some choco icing. I used a 60cc injection syringe full of the black icing to do the nose and mouth. Voila! Monkey banana cupcakes. Big hit at the party we just had for our exchange student. :)
    Sapper John likes this.
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