Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Eggless Chocolate Banana cup cakes with Pomegranate

I got home today, thinking about the enthusiasm of my friends who travel with me to work. They have immense energy and always manage to try something new after work. And I went, why could I not show more zeal. They were planning to make cup cakes and I said, why should I not do so too. So, I quickly found this recipe to use up the pomegranates that we'd bought during our grocery shopping and decided that it was what I was going to make. I made an eggless version using banana puree instead of the egg and I quartered all the ingredients as I did not want to make 24!!! I also had half a coconut with which I thought I would make bounty bars - this again inspired by the same friends. Posting that recipe soon.

Ingredients (for 6 cupcakes) : 

  1. 1/4 + 1/8 cup flour
  2. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  3. 1/8 tsp vanilla powder or essence
  4. 1/8 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/4 + 1/8 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/8 tsp salt
  7. 1/4 cup sugar
  8. 1/4 cup milk
  9. 1/8 cup oil
  10. 1 medium banana - ripe
  11. 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  12. 1/8 cup boiling hot water
How I made it :
  1. Preheat oven to 190 degree C.
  2. Blend the banana, milk and oil in a mixie jar and keep aside.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder.
  4. Add the salt and vanilla essence to the flour.
  5. Add the sugar followed by the blended mixture of step 1.
  6. Add boiling water. Mix well into smooth mixture.
  7. Throw in the pomegranate seeds.
  8. Line muffin tins with liners.
  9. Pour in mixture upto 3/4th level
  10. Bake at 190 degree C for 25 minutes.

These were amazing. The flavour of chocolate and banana with the bite of pomegranate here and there. Loved them and they were gone in hours.