Say it with me… Triple chocolate chunk Banana nut cupfin

It was either cupfin or muffcake. I just don’t think the latter works. Are you with me? Somehow I don’t think it will be the next “cake pop”

I’ve migrated from the deep philosophical ponderings of the last post. Although maybe these  little bundles of yum might think differently. Maybe they feel a need to explore their various expressions. Am I a muffin? Am I a cupcake? Am I bread? Am I teacake? I digress.

I’ve just spent a few moments trying to learn if there IS a definite distinction between cupcakes and muffins. It was a few moments too many. I have different images and feelings about each more than a concrete verbal definition for them individually or in comparison. Muffins can be healthy if they aren’t wrapped in plastic with an expiration date 18 months out. Cupcakes are for the most part little cakes with frosting. I did like this anonymous quote I found.

“If you threw a cupcake against the wall, you would hear something of a “poof!” If you threw a muffin, you would hear a “thud!””

As you might have noticed, I make a lot of banana bread/muffins/tea cake. I just love it and so does the family.  And today, well yesterday I threw in three chocolates. White, milk and dark cut up from bars.

Threw in some walnuts too. I also frosted them with cream cheese frosting. So I think they waddled over to the side of cupcake… especially with a few sprinkles on top.

I found the cream cheese frosting a little runny – I’m blaming it on the tubs of cream cheese having a higher water content over here. It was still delicious. I’ve got a pastry bag filled with frosting sitting in the side of the fridge. Very convenient… if I want to gain 5 pounds this weekend.

The recipe is only slightly different from Paula Deen’s banana nut cake recipe. I strayed from Nigella’s this one time just to check out a banana “cake” recipe vs “bread” recipe. Not a lot of difference in my opinion. This recipe made 23 cupcakes… I think I ate the 24th in raw dough. Banana nut bread/cake- whatever… is always really really good a day later. It’s sticky and sweet.

Triple chocolate Banana nut Cupcakes– print recipe

Heading into the oven…

Just out…

My luck of the Irish appeared when I edited these photos and realized I’d magically picked the green wrapped cupcake and placed it on a green napkin… granted it’s bamboo but let’s not get picky. I had forgotten it was St Patty’s Day weekend. Maybe now I won’t get pinched.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day …. stay tuned for a truly traditional St Paddy’s Day special. really? no. But stay tuned anyway….

7 responses

  1. I think I will have one, two or three with out the frosting. Like you last photo – very artistic – and how clever with the print out page of the recipe – who do you do that ????
    Still no comment box on my post from yesterday the support not working over the weekend. All boxes are ticked – would you know ????


    • Yes they are good with or without the frosting. Chloe likes them better without, O. a little bit of frosting, and I eat them with the pastry bag in my hand squirting extra frosting on each bite. I load a pdf of the recipe in the photo section.


  2. You know…all of it looks good but I really just see myself sitting in a corner with a vat of cream cheese frosting and a spoon (if necessary). ~~Bliss


  3. I love your blog so much but right now it gives me a very hard time beccause this is my week wtihout food – can you imagine that? I made it a habit to fast around springtime every year and since I have already gone through this special experience for many years I thought it wouldn’t be any problem to follow you here during my “Fastenwoche”. But when I see your absolutely mouthwatering pictures I must admit, that of course my 10. cup of healthy herbal tea would taste way better with only one bite of your scones or cupcakes or ……;-))


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