Cordon Rose Banana Cake Cupcakes
Posted: 11 May 2009 03:39 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Inspired but the video, I just made these - Cordon Rose Banana Cake TCB pp69.  The recipe made 18 cupcakes.  I increased the sour cream to 120g and used plain flour (unbleached AP).  The ganache is the Dark Chocolate one from pp269 and I sprinkled some Callebaut chocolate vermicelli on top.  Interestingly, the cake did not separate from the paper cases when the cake cooled.  I have had this problem with some of the chocolate cake recipes and I know there is at least one thread on the subject.

I have made the cake often but think the cup cakes are even better - they are very moist.

Annie

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Posted: 11 May 2009 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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ANNIE:
  Good evening Annie. I think you did a good job on those banana muffins. excaim  I bake the recipe that is featured in Chef Nick Malgieri
book “CAKES”. I like that one very much….I insert the honey trick in that recipe like I do with all others.
  Enjoy the rest of the day.

  ~CASPAR. grin

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Posted: 11 May 2009 05:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Annie, those look lovely!  Are there any left for me?  Nice to know this cake works well for cupcakes, thanks so much for sharing.

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Posted: 11 May 2009 06:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Annie, those are some good looking muffins!!! I bought some of the small bananas (I forget the name now) to make this cake. I think I’ll make cupcakes instead. Thanks for posting this.

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Posted: 11 May 2009 07:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Beautiful job Annie!  I can’t wait to try them.  I’ve made the banana cake several time but never thought about making them into cupcakes.  What tip did you use to frost them?  How do you get that design?

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Posted: 11 May 2009 08:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks, Tammy.  I have Bekenal piping tips and this one was a #32.  I think it translates approx to a Wilton 199 but with more teeth.  I just piped from the outside in and piled the ganache up a bit in the middle to a peak. 

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Posted: 12 May 2009 12:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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those look great!  I still dont know how you guys can pipe ganache so good!

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Posted: 12 May 2009 03:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Well, Ski, the biggest problem I had was the ganache took so long to set sufficiently for me to pipe it.  I think I left it out for about 1.5 hours.  I did add the optional butter to it but not the cognac. Also, I used 58% chocolate as I didn’t want the banana flavour to be overpowered by chocolate.

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Posted: 12 May 2009 04:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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When I want ganache to stiffen more quickly I set the bowl in a larger bowl of cool water and stir…works like a charm

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Posted: 12 May 2009 11:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Yummy looking cupcakes Annie! I’ve baked this cake often but never thought of doing it as cupcakes. Good to know it works!

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Posted: 13 May 2009 05:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Annie- File those under “Eat Immediately”! They look great! I am a huge fan of her ganache and have used it for almost everything, but I don’t think I have ever paired it with a banana cake. I have to try that!

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Posted: 14 May 2009 10:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Rachel, I’m afraid they didn’t last very long!  I used regular ganache as I didn’t have enough sour cream and it was perfect.  Shimi, get those cup-cake cases out…

Bill, I sometimes pop it in the fridge and stir every few minutes, but usually I just wait until it’s pipable (hmm, is that a word?).  It’s Ski who has the problem with piping ganache, how about adding more cream Ski, as that will make it softer?

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Posted: 14 May 2009 11:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Been away for a few days, (meeting nice people!!!) so have only just seen these cupcakes, they look really good, Annie.  I am another one who is not very good at decorating cakes but I must make it my new challenge I think.  tongue rolleye

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Posted: 14 May 2009 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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haha yeah i am the one with problems.
Well i noticed the sour cream ganache is so much easier to work with….pipable too. So….i am making it againthis weekend, but not piping it, i am just putting it on a cake

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Posted: 15 May 2009 10:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Good combination, banana and chocolate—even better with ganache!

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Posted: 18 May 2009 03:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Adorable!  I have a real weakness for anything with chocolate sprinkles smile.

Btw, great photo!

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