Goddess of Cake

Banana Cupcakes with a Twist
May 3, 2009, 12:50
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Well, cupcakes again! They are so easy and fast to bake that they have definetely become my favourite thing to bring to parties and such. This time I made them for planting happening with an environmental organisation that I’m currently into.  I wanted to try to bake something with these really gorgeous shade – grown black peppercorns that I bought recently.  It it true what I heard: the aroma of the shade grown black pepper is quite a lot more interesting than the usual stuff that is available in shops. The particular brand that I bought is called Big Tree Farms.

Vegan Banana Cupcakes with Cocoa and Black Pepper

4 dl wheat flour

1 dl cocoa powder

2 dl sugar

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp egg replacer

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp ground bourbon vanille

2 tsp finely ground black pepper

2 dl mushed banana (about 2 ripe bananas)

2 dl oat cream

1 dl water

150 g vegetable margarine

I melted the margarine first. Then I mixed the dry ingredients, including sugar and egg replacer, in a bowl. The cocoa powder I put through a sieve, in order to avoid lumps. The black pepper I ground using a mortar and pestle, because I wanted to get a really fine powder.  Then I mushed the banana with a fork and added that to the mixture. After that I added the oat cream, the water and the margarine, and divided the dough evenly into muffin forms. I baked the cupcakes about 20 min in 200 °C.