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Banana and chocolate Muffins

Posted on July 21, 2008 by in baked goods

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Have you ever thought of taking your favorite sponge cake recipe and just play with it a little. My kids will never ask me for a piece of cake(too much trouble to eat, I guess), but if I make the same recipe, just in muffin shape, they absolutely love it.
So this time, I used my tried and tested Sponge Cake recipe and added three mashed bananas to the batter. Just for fun, I inserted a dark chocolate button inside every muffin. When it bakes, the chocolate melts slightly and adds a nice touch to an already delicious muffin.


For the Basic Sponge recipe, click here
The recipe can easily be halved.

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22 Responses to “Banana and chocolate Muffins”

  1. Nafisa 21 July 2008 at 12:45 pm #

    Looks delicious. Love the decoration.

  2. Peter M 21 July 2008 at 1:07 pm #

    Nina, you make the simplest delights into kitchen marvels…you show off! lol

  3. Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) 21 July 2008 at 2:09 pm #

    nafisa – thanks. Your first time here?

    peter – ouch!!!!! with all these little hungry mouths to feed, I have to be in tip top shape….

  4. nicisme 21 July 2008 at 3:21 pm #

    Cute cakes Nina!

  5. Paula 21 July 2008 at 6:17 pm #

    Those look so pretty on the outside, and the inside surprise of chocolate would delight adults as well as children.

    I really like the previous post of Croque Monsieur, too. My son would enjoy the version with the fried egg!

  6. kat 21 July 2008 at 6:25 pm #

    what a wonderful sounding recipe. i agree with your kids cupcake sized is so much easier to eat than a cake

  7. noble pig 21 July 2008 at 6:26 pm #

    What a great idea…I have to admit a little surprise inside of an already yummy dessert…heaven.

  8. That Girl 21 July 2008 at 6:27 pm #

    I always hate it when my muffins turn out squatty – but yours look so cute I’m going to start embracing short muffins.

  9. Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) 21 July 2008 at 9:55 pm #

    nicisme – thanks a stack!

    paula – the muffins were quite s surprise biting into. I dare not do the egg on the Croque Monsieur….heart attack here we come!!!

    kat – just to blow my theory…my children policed an entire cheesecake today.

    noble pig – a double yum!!

    that girl – the muffins did drop a bit. I think it might be the banana – a bit too heavy, but the taste made up….

  10. Jessy and her dog Winnie 22 July 2008 at 3:08 am #

    I love banana muffins! I love how you decorated them with powdered sugar!

  11. glamah16 22 July 2008 at 4:19 am #

    Love the stenciled design on the muffins. You always add the elegant touch!

  12. Proud Italian Cook 22 July 2008 at 5:15 am #

    NIna, You’re such a nice Mom! They taste great and look gorgeous too!

  13. Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) 22 July 2008 at 7:23 am #

    jessy – I used my scrapbook stencils….

    glamah – aaahhh, thx you’re so kind.

    proud italian cook – my children does not always think so, but most of the time.

  14. Bridgett 22 July 2008 at 7:23 am #

    Look at how cute these are! I love the simple decoration on top and the idea of a little chocolatey surprise mixed with the banana flavor couldn’t be better.

  15. Emiline 22 July 2008 at 11:27 am #

    Oooh! I love the pretty decorated outside.
    Banana spongcake sounds delicious! Especially with that chocolate button. A little piece of treasure.

  16. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen 22 July 2008 at 10:20 pm #

    How cute is that?! I just love the powdered sugar decoration!

  17. Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) 23 July 2008 at 4:56 am #

    bridgette – chocolate and banana is a classic, isn’t it?

    emiline – my muffins were a wee bit flat, so I had to come up with an idea.

    jenndz – thanks jenn!

  18. Mochachocolata Rita 24 July 2008 at 7:33 am #

    bananas and chocolate! my favorite! ^_^

  19. Mango Power Girl 25 July 2008 at 9:23 pm #

    Yum! looks so poretty…I think I would need a few more chocolate buttons tho 😉

  20. Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) 29 July 2008 at 5:29 pm #

    rita – that’s for the kid in you!!!

    mango power girl – the buttons were quite big, but hey a girl can never have enough chocolate!

  21. Jeanne 29 July 2008 at 7:35 pm #

    LOL – natural portion control! I love this idea, especially the surprise inside.


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