Friday, January 15, 2010

Chocolate Banana

Start with a basic cupcake (white or yellow) boxed or from scratch. Just add in 1tsp.(you can add more if you like, I like a little more) banana extract.

Chocolate Butter Cream:
•1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
•1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
•3/4 cup cocoa or three 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate squares, melted
•1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
•4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
•3-4 tablespoons milk

As you can see from my photo this makes a light almost milk chocolate icing if you'd like it darker and richer add more cocoa powder.

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