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Chocolate Chip Banana Cupcakes

Categories: Cupcakes

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If you love the flavor of real bananas and chocolate, you have got to try this cupcake! It may be small, but the banana cake and frosting won't disappoint.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. butter or shortening, at room temperature
  • 3/4 c. bananas ripe, mashed
  • 1/3 c. evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 lg. eggs
  • 6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
  • Banana Frosting
    • 1/4 c. butter or margarine, at room temperature
    • 2 tbsp. evaporated milk
    • 1 tsp. banana flavoring
    • 2 c. confectioner's sugar
    • 1/2 c. chocolate chips for garnish

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 F. Line muffin tin with cupcake papers.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, Clabber Girl Baking Powder and salt. Add shortening, bananas, evaporated milk, vanilla, and eggs all at once. Beat on medium until blended, then beat 3 minutes longer. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full.

Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan. Cool on wire rack.

Banana Frosting:
In a small bowl, combine margarine, evaporated milk, and banana flavoring. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing until smooth after each addition. Mix until frosting is smooth and shiny. If consistency is too thick, add a few drops of evaporated milk.
Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with chocolate chips