Banana Cupcakes Filled With Chocolate Ganache And Topped With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting And Chopped Walnuts

By Dessert's On Me
August 9, 2011
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Dessert's O. August 22, 2011
So, there appears to be a problem with this page. Anybody that is viewing, here is the recipe.<br /><br />*3 cups cake flour <br />*2 cups granulated sugar<br />*1 tablespoon baking powder<br />*1 teaspoon salt<br />*4 sticks unsalted butter, cut into cubes<br />*4 large eggs<br />*1 cup whole milk<br />*2 vanilla beans, split and scraped<br />*2 cups ripe, mashed bananas<br />*3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream<br />*1 cup dark chocolate<br />*3 cups confectioners’ sugar<br />*3/4 cup cocoa powder<br />*2 cups walnuts, chopped<br />1) Preheat oven to 325 Degrees F. <br />2) Line 2 medium cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. <br />3) In a bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and ¾ teaspoon salt. Mix until combined.<br />4) Add 2 sticks butter, cubed, mixing until coated with flour. <br />5) Add eggs 1 at a time until combined. Slowly add milk and 1 vanilla bean to batter. Mix until combined. <br />6) Fill liners 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minuets. <br />7) Place chocolate in separate bowl.<br />8) In saucepan, bring 3/4 cup heavy cream to a boil over high heat.<br />9) Pour over chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted. Allow to cool to room temperature.<br />10) Beat 2 sticks butter, cubed, for a few minutes. <br />11) Add confectioners’ sugar and mix until sugar has been incorporated with butter. Add ¼ teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons cream.<br />12) Add cocoa powder and 1 vanilla bean. Beat for 3 minutes. <br />13) When cupcakes are cooled, scoop out center and fill with chocolate ganache.<br />14) Top each cupcake with frosting and one small handful of walnuts.
 
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Dessert's O. August 22, 2011
In step 5, gently fold in bananas.