Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me! Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Today is my birthday!

So obviously I needed to post a cupcake recipe. But, also, I don't know if you know this rule, I don't cook on my birthday. I also don't take the time to type out a really long recipe to share on my blog. So here is the "it's my birthday and I'm being lazy and just giving you links to the original recipes that I found when googling" post.

You're welcome!

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Banana Cupcakes
I found this recipe at Schweet 'N Savory and it is just perfect. I didn't change it a bit. Which is rare for me. It is light and spongy like a cupcake, not at all like a banana bread or muffin. And I used bananas that were just past ripened so they weren't brown and the cupcake was a delightful shade of yellow.

Chocolate Ganache Frosting
I got this recipe from the queen mother herself, Martha Stewart.  I figured if anyone knew how to make a delightful ganache, it would be her. I was so right.  I followed the directions and then refrigerated it so it would be firm enough to frost with my cake decorator thingy. Actually, I stuck it in the freezer for a bit because it was taking too long (and I wanted a cupcake for crying out loud) and the texture still turned out creamy and smooth.

There you have it! Two delicious recipes put together for one amazing cupcake!

Happy Birthday!!



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