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

August  9, 2011
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Fresh banana cupcakes filled with chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate buttercream frosting and chopped walnuts. —Dessert's On Me

  • Makes 24
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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.

*3 cups cake flour
*2 cups granulated sugar
*1 tablespoon baking powder
*1 teaspoon salt
*4 sticks unsalted butter, cut into cubes
*4 large eggs
*1 cup whole milk
*2 vanilla beans, split and scraped
*2 cups ripe, mashed bananas
*3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
*1 cup dark chocolate
*3 cups confectioners’ sugar
*3/4 cup cocoa powder
*2 cups walnuts, chopped
1) Preheat oven to 325 Degrees F.
2) Line 2 medium cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.
3) In a bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and ¾ teaspoon salt. Mix until combined.
4) Add 2 sticks butter, cubed, mixing until coated with flour.
5) Add eggs 1 at a time until combined. Slowly add milk and 1 vanilla bean to batter. Mix until combined.
6) Fill liners 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minuets.
7) Place chocolate in separate bowl.
8) In saucepan, bring 3/4 cup heavy cream to a boil over high heat.
9) Pour over chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted. Allow to cool to room temperature.
10) Beat 2 sticks butter, cubed, for a few minutes.
11) Add confectioners’ sugar and mix until sugar has been incorporated with butter. Add ¼ teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons cream.
12) Add cocoa powder and 1 vanilla bean. Beat for 3 minutes.
13) When cupcakes are cooled, scoop out center and fill with chocolate ganache.
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.