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Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Did you ever start to make a recipe and just have things go sort of wrong but then turn out OK in the end. Well that's what happened with these. I wanted to bake something and had some bananas rotting um sitting around that needed using and found this recipe that I pulled out of a magazine from who knows when. It said that it made 18 cupcakes. I knew I was very low on paper liners but I counted out 17 and said I'm good to go.  I would just fill each one a little more. Well when I hit about 12 filled, I knew I was in trouble. Luckily I had these silicone liners that I had bought to make chocolate cups for mousse with. I don't like using them because they are difficult to clean - but desperate measures were called for here.

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes (Adapted from some magazine??)

2 c flour
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c cocoa
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 c mashed banana (about 3)
1 1/4 c milk
2 eggs
2 T oil
1 t vanilla
1 c chocolate chips

Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. Combine bananas, milk, eggs, oil and vanilla in a bowl. Mix until well blended. Add to dry ingredients and stir until just moistened (do not over stir). Gently stir in chocolate chips.

Spoon batter into 24 (yes that is 24) muffin cups. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan.
One of these things is not like the other (notice the red silicon liner)

I have no idea what magazine I clipped this from but I must admit the page is a little off white now so I'm thinking it's pretty old. I ate these straight up - no icing. They might benefit from a nice chocolate ganache (like I would ever say NO to that??!) if you feel like it but don't feel obligated. They were very good straight up.

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