Chocolate Bottom Banana Cupcakes

Finally I baked this popular Chocolate Bottom Banana Squares, there are two versions of the cake, butter version by Hearty Bakes and oil version by Cook.Love.Bake. Since left with only 2 ripe bananas on my kitchen, then I baked half recipe in cupcakes using the oil version. Texture was soft & fluffy, however I found lack of chocolate taste here maybe due to too much batter I took to mix with the chocolate powder.

Source : Cook.Bake.Love

35 gr castor sugar
1 large egg

40 gr Oil
2 medium-sized bananas, mashed with a fork (about 110gr)
pinch of salt
20 gr milk
1 tsp rum (or ¼ tsp vanilla extract)

65 gr plain flour
¼  tsp baking powder
¼  tsp baking soda

D. 1 tbsp cocoa powder ( can add upto 25 gr)

Topping : Chocolate rice / Chocolate chips.

- Preheat oven at 180C.
- Beat (A) till light and creamy.
- Add (B) and combine.
- Sieve in (C), mix till just incorporated. Stop once there is no traces of flour remain.
- Divide the batter into half. Sieve in cocoa powder to one portion of the batter and mix well. Add the cocoa batter to cupcake cases.
- Add the remaining plain batter on top of the cocoa batter. Sprinkle top generously with chocolate rice.
- Bake for 15-20 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centre and come out clean.


  1. Chocolate and banana , perfect combination.yummy:)

  2. chocolate, banana and chocolate rice! i think i will definitely be liking this!

  3. Mmmm... looks so good! I've bookmarked this too. Will make them soon :)

  4. The banana topping is so cute. Seeing ur creation I want to make this cake again.

  5. Baked this too, but it didn't quite work for me too. :P I would say an OK cake, not great. :P

  6. I miss this cake.. yummy yummy ^_^

  7. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesOctober 19, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    Looks soft and fluffy.

  8. I also baked this before - very nice cake.

  9. afternoon DG, this cake is resurfacing!! so popular at a time, seeing it almost every week! Must be yummy yummy good!!

  10. mmm!! looks very yummy and easy to make! Thanks for sharing DG!!

  11. Seen this somewhere before. Must taste fabulous, certainly a must try!

  12. This is new for me but it does sound delicious and love the little banana on top!

  13. 100% agree that banana and chocolate are great combination. Sound like this is a great recipe. Got to bookmark this recipe too.