TWD: No Chewy, Chunky Blondies – instead: Lots of Ways Banana (Cup) Cakes

Frustration sums up my experience with the Chewy, Chunky Blondies that Nicole of Cookies on Friday picked for this weeks Tuesdays with Dorie….. I tried Nicole, I really did: I baked the blondies twice, unfortunately both times I ended up with undercooked blondies when they did test done!! Frustrated by wasting two batches of great ingredients (my add-ins were pecan, chocolate and coconut) and the tropical heat in my kitchen I finally gave up. Please check out what my fellow TWD-ers thought of the Chewy, Chunky Blondies here, the recipe is posted at Nicole’s blog!

Last week Kimberly of Only Creative Opportunities picked the Lots of Ways Banana Cake. It’s called that way because you can basically put whatever you feel like into this cake and it will still turn out amazing.

I actually baked these on time but totally forgot to blog about them because I was too busy planning my upcoming trip to Paris with my mom. I only had 2 bananas, so I made half the recipes and turned the cake into cupcakes. I used coconut milk instead of sour cream and my add-ins were shredded coconut and mini-chocolate chips. The cupcakes went into the oven for 20 minutes on 350 degrees Fahrenheit, half the recipe yielded 18 cupcakes. I simply dusted the tops of the cupcakes with confectioners sugar and added a little bit of cocoa for contrast.

Two cupcakes were devoured by my parents, two I ate myself, six I gave away to my parents neighbours and four of them found their way to Amsterdam where my dad and brother finished them of. Everyone really liked them and noticed how crumbly, yet moist these were. Both the banana and the coconut flavour were quite subtle. I will be baking these again, in fact: there are six ripe bananas waiting for me in the kitchen right now!!! Go here to check out what my fellow TWD-ers thought of the Banana Cake, the recipe can be found at Kimberly’s blog.
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14 Responses to “TWD: No Chewy, Chunky Blondies – instead: Lots of Ways Banana (Cup) Cakes”

  1. Jules Someone Says:

    >Oh man. That's frustrating. The cupcakes look yummy, though! I know my bars baked an extra 20 minutes before they were done.

  2. Nichi Says:

    >Oh that aerial photo of the cupcake looks so good!Sorry your blondies didnt work out.

  3. Peggy Says:

    >well you get a star for trying those twice! I loved the blondies. But I loved the banana cake too. And Paris is very important! The cupcakes look delicious!

  4. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    >I actually love the sound of the changes that you made and all of that coconut! They sound so delicious! 😀

  5. Clivia Says:

    >Sorry about your blondies. Maybe try again at Christmas when it's cooler.Your cupcake is lovely!

  6. TeaLady Says:

    >Sorry your blondies turned on you. But these look really good. I think I would have given up after one fail, but two.. Dedicated, woman, dedicated!!!

  7. Nickki Says:

    >Oh that is such a shame! It's always so annoying when a recipe doesn't work. Your banana cupcakes look delish! I loved both recipes.

  8. Di Says:

    >I'm sorry to hear that the blondies were so uncooperative. I hate when recipes don't turn out. But I'm glad you had success with at least one Dorie recipe this week!

  9. All Good Things Organic Says:

    >This looks absolutely delicious!! Even though there was frustration, you baked a masterpiece :)Nice to join your blog, I have enjoyed reading some of your posts!! Thank you for sharing all your lovely creations!Feel free to come join me at http://www.allgoodthingsorganic.blogspot.com –I have fun cooking up some fun new all organic recipes!Have a lovely day, ~All Good Things Organic

  10. Susan Says:

    >So sorry to hear you had to toss two batches! That can be so frustrating. Your cupcakes look wonderful, even if I am not a banana in my baked goods person. 🙂

  11. margot Says:

    >Your cupcakes look great! You really can't go wrong the banana cake. I had issues with the blondies, too. They seemed totally underdone, then I think I overbaked them – definitely frustrating.

  12. Kayte Says:

    >They look great as muffins, I wish I had done that so I could have frozen some of them. Too bad on the blondies, they were a big hit here, so I've made them twice, thinking about third time for the weekend. The guys liked them that much!

  13. Nicole Says:

    >That's ok that you didn't have success with the blondies. The cupcakes look great!

  14. Jill Says:

    >Your banana cupcakes look delicious! Too bad about the blondies though.


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