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Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Mascarpone Topping

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This is a variation of one of my favourite recipes using some over ripe mushy bananas. Usually I tend to have a couple of them in my kitchen after the week and can never get over to throw them away. The recipe can be used to just make make the cake base and then change it with whatever you have in your cupboard. Instead of using chocolate chips you can use blueberries or nuts or any dried fruit you like.

I´ve left the mascarpone topping out the shopping list, as it is not mandatory but adds a nice touch if you want to take them over to a friend or bring to the office.
Just buy a tub of mascarpone. Easy.

  • 225 g Flour 
  • 1 Egg
  • 90 g Sugar 
  • 4 Tablespoons Milk 
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil 
  • 80 g chocolate chips 
  • 2 Large Ripe Bananas 
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder

First I tend to make the wet dough, mixing up the bananas, olive oil ( or any other oil you like ), milk and egg for a minute until its getting fluffy. Then I mix it with all the dry ingredients and a hand stir the chocolate chips in.

The dough makes roughly 12 cakes, after baking for 20 min at 200 degrees in your oven.

After cooling its time to just smother the top with mascarpone and add banana slices with a sprinkle of cocoa powder. I like using this simple topping as its super fresh, not sugary and stays quite in shape without adding any other ingredients.
You could also add some of your chocolate chips to it or some lemon zest.

Have fun baking!

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