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My take on Chocolate Covered Banana Cupcakes

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My family loves chocolate, and banana’s and so of course love chocolate covered banana’s!
Meet my version the Chocolate Covered Banana Cupcake

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What you need:
CUPCAKES:

  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder(I used 1/2 black onyx which is a darker cocoa, and 1/2 regular sweetened cocoa powder for a stronger flavor but you could probably use all regular unsweetened cocoa powder as well)
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt(you can also use table salt)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • large egg

ICING and FILLING

  • 1/2 cup banana’s mashed
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 3 cups confectioner sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

HOW TO MAKE THEM:

To make cupcakes, mix all dry ingredients until well blended, then add the milk, vegetable oil, vanilla, egg, and boiling water, Beat about 1-2 minutes on medium

Put into well greased cupcake pans or cupcake liners
Bake at 325 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

To make the filling and icing mix together all ingredients and blend well

When Cupcakes are finished baking and cooled you can either fill them using a cupcake fill tip or you can cut a little chunk out of the center of each cupcake and fill with icing
Then top with the icing using a spatula(The icing will not be really thick that is ok)

As an added bonus I used hershey’s syrup to swirl the top of each cupcake and then added chunks of banana
(this is optional and if you choose to do it should be done right before serving)

Hope you enjoy, if you make them please let me know what you think, I love comments 🙂

Low fat Low Cal Chocolate Cupcakes

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I am not feeling well today, double ear infection, and tired, but I did want to get a post out, and maybe If I am feeling better tonight I will post something else, For now I wanted to show you a quick easy way to make low cal low fat cupcakes, that taste just as good as full fat cupcakes(I promise) unless you seriously miss icing and then there might be trouble 🙂 My family at the crap out of these and none of them like one of the 2 ingredients so give it a try, you might be surprised

You need only 2 ingredients (If you want you can also add powdered sugar or cool whip to the top in place of icing)
A can of soda, and a box of cake mix
For this I used Diet coke, and Mrs Fields Chocolate cake mix
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If you are completely against diet soda, using regular soda would still make them low cal and low fat, just a few more calories but when you separate it into servings it’s not bad

Because I used a smaller cake mix I only needed half a can of diet coke, If you use a regular box cake mix you will need the full 12oz can

Here’s what you do:
Mix the cake mix and the diet coke(Do not add the ingredients called for in the cake mix)
Pour into lined cupcake tins and bake at the same temperature called for on the box about 2 minutes less than what is called for on the box until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted

I chose to sift a little powdered sugar on top of each cupcake and they were delicious

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Enjoy!

These recipes are all over pinterest so I honestly have no idea who came up with the idea originally, but if it was you please tell me so I can tell you how much I love you!