Friday, November 07, 2008

Cocoa Banana Muffins


(recipe yields 16 standard muffins)

200 gm. cake flour
50 gm. cocoa powder
1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 mdium bananas - mashed
125 gm. sour cream
180 gm. unsalted butter
160 gm. sugar
40 gm. light brown sugar
3 eggs


(1) Sift cake flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt together.
(2) Cream butter and sugar & light brown sugar till creamy.
(3) Add in eggs into the creaming butter one by one , mixing well before the next addition. Add in mashed bananas.
(4) Add in flour and sour cream and mix till just combined.
(5) Spoon into muffin pan lined with paper cups.
(6) Bake the muffins at 175C for about 25 mins. until they are well risen and feel firm to the touch.
(7) Cool muffins on a cooling rack.


Fior di Mela said...

i'm italian yours cakes are delicious ... i love yours fotos ... what about you?
you are the queen of cake? ...

Aunty Yochana said...

hi fior di mela,

your english is not bad...I have Italian friends who can't speak english but can converse through emails.

me...queen of cake? hahaha...


|| syazwaniadnan || said...

muffin's texture usually a bit 'berat' compared to cupcakes, isn't? but ur muffin's texture looks like cupcake's. spongy (hoooo am drooling).or what does it supposed to be or look like?
correct me if i'm wrong :)

regards, wani ^__^

Snooky doodle said...

these look great. chocolate ah !!!!1

meenimee said...

Would very much like a recipe on this please!!

Thanks aunty!

esther said...

hi aunty, care to share this recipe? thx thx

Let's masak said...

Look so yummy....will you post the recipe? I like bananas and I like choc, both are my fav.

Bunnies said...

This looks more like cupcakes than muffins.

From what I know, muffins are not cakes and the texture should be more dense and chewy. Infact, those muffins that I have had during my overseas trips are something like a cross between organic bread and cake and are mighty filling. Great to chew on!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

can i know how to sign up for ur baking classes?

Anonymous said...

your cocoa banana muffins look very yummy. is it ok for you to share your recipe? thank you

Anonymous said...

hello again. was wondering whether you can share this recipe with me too . if it is ok, my email is i LOVE your cakes!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Auntie Yochana,

I'm also interested to sign up for your baking class ! :)

can u contact me at ? Thanks !

l0v3 said...

hi aunty, do u mind sharing this recipe? my email is thx thx=)

Fanny Wijaya said...

Hello aunty. I've been waiting for this recipe. Thank you for posting. I become chocolate freak again recently hehee....
Have a good long weekend :)

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Fanny,

This is delicious. You must try..


Aue said...

Thank you aunty for the recipe! will definately try tmrw morning!


joyce said...

hello aunty

one question, any difference between cake flour and low gluten flour? I can't find cake flour in perth :(


rajrat said...

Hai Aunty,
Greetings from up north...

what is the cake flour you are using? it different from self raising flour

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Joyce,

use all purpose flour or any low gluten flour will do.


Aunty Yochana said...

hi rajrat,

just use any all-purpose flour will do.

Have fun..


Let's masak said...

Hi aunty,

Thanks for the recipe. I notice no baking powder is used in this recipe, I am just wondering the batter can actually rise w/o baking powder.

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Let's Masak,

Yes it will rise because you have the bicarbonate of soda and the eggs.


Let's masak said...

Hi aunty,

Thanks for your reply.

May I know what will be difference if baking powder is added? coz most muffin recipe I seen have both baking powder and baking soda.

Also, may I know can I replace sour cream with plain yogurt? Will there be any difference in the result?

Thanks in advance for your advices. :)

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Let's masak.

You noticed that this muffin is not the dense type but you can always try...Yes you can replace sour cream with yoghurt.


Anonymous said...

Tks for this recipe - can I use cornoil instead of butter?

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi anonoymous,

you can but definitely Butter will give a better flavour...


Let's masak said...

Hi aunty.

Thanks for your reply. ^O^

Winnie said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

Recently i just bake this cocoa banan muffins. But somehow, my muffins seems to sag down after it cool and when i eat i can't taste the banana. What's going wrong? Please advice. Thanks


Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Winnie

You overstirred the mixture.
For banana cakes, you won't taste the bananas very strongly cos too much bananas will make the cake heavy and the texture will turn dense. Add in some banana essence if your like.