I love eating banana but with so much to go around and I'm the only who loves to eat it here -__-'' there are always some few pieces left . So after few days and tired of eating it everyday , I just ignore it and when there are some brown polka dots on them , it's time to bake it . The chocolate layer cake that I've been dreaming of ,will take a back seat , for now tsk !
Baking , I guess is the main purpose behind buying a bunch of banana hahaha
This is a cupcake recipe but I baked it in a cake pan .
My substitution in red ( I halve the recipe )
Banana - Pecan Cupcakes
3 cups sifted cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 very ripe large bananas , mashed ( about 2 cups )
3/4 cup buttermilk ( I used a homemade one )
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup ( 1 1/2 sticks ) unsalted butter , room temp ( 100 grams )
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar ( 1/2 cup )
3 large eggs , room temperature ( 2 eggs )
1 cups pecans ( about 4 oz ) coarsely chopped ( walnuts )
1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
* Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C . Line standard muffin tins with paper liners .
* Whisk together cake flour , baking soda , baking powder , salt and cinnamon . In another bowl , whisk together bananas , buttermilk and vanilla.
* With an electric mixer on medium-high speed , cream the butter and brown sugar until pale and fluffy . Add eggs , one at a time , beating until each is incorporated , scraping down sides as needed . Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in two batches , alternating with banana mixture and beating until just combined after each . Stir in pecans by hand .
* Divide batter evenly among cups , filling each about three-quarters full . Bake for about 20 minutes . I baked mine in a 9 1/2-inch cake pan for about 40 minutes .