#3. Frozen Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Strawberries may be my favorite fruit, but I eat a ton of bananas. Really. I eat 1 or 2 every day. They are inexpensive, don’t require washing and are easy to eat anywhere…plus they can be sliced and added to cereal. Bananas are also tasty in banana bread and banana cake! The cupcakes used here are chocolate chip banana cupcakes I made using a recipe I copied from the “cookbook” (aka binder of typed recipes various people added) we used when I lived at 4-H House, so I don’t know where it originally came from. I do know that it’s great as cake or cupcakes and could be made with or without the chocolate chips.

Here are the cupcakes with the tops cup off:


With ice cream and chocolate fudge sauce on top:


With the frosting and a banana:


The recipes:

Chocolate Chip Banana Cupcakes:

3/4 c. butter
2/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. mashed bananas
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars and then beat in egg. Add vanilla and mashed bananas. Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until just mixed in. Add chocolate chips.

Divide batter among 12 cupcakes in prepared pan.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

Let cool. Cut off the rounded tops to make a flat surface. Place in freezer.

Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Fudge Sauce:

Remove ice cream from freezer and spread onto frozen cupcakes. Make Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce (click for link to recipe) and drizzle the ice cream on the cupcakes. Return to freezer.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

Make White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (click link to go to recipe) and substitute chocolate for the white chocolate or stir in cocoa and adjust water accordingly. Spread or pipe the frosting onto ice cream. Garnish with a banana slice if desired and return to freezer until serving.”; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:1; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-format:other; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:0 0 0 0 0 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-1610611985 1073750139 0 0 159 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} .MsoPapDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; margin-bottom:10.0pt; line-height:115%;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} –>

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