Friday, 4 April 2014

Bake With Me- Banana Cupcakes

I'm going through a bit of a phase with cupcakes lately. It all kicked off a few weeks ago when I was teaching my niece how to make them. The most recent effort was down to himself craving a banana based dessert. So I thought I'd try my hand at Banana Cupcakes. Warning, it's a bit pic heavy.
Recipe (makes 12 cupcakes)
** Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius**
125g Self Raising Flour
125G Caster Sugar
125g Unsalted Butter
2 Medium Sized Eggs
1 Medium Banana
This recipe is really easy to follow...
1. Add your unsalted butter and caster sugar in a mixing bowl and mix for 2-3 minutes until the colour of the butter has lightened.
2. Sieve a little of your flour into the bowl and some of your eggs. Fold in gently and repeat until all the flour and egg is in the bowl. Then mix for another 2- 3 minutes.
3. Mash your banana with a fork and mix into your cake batter.
4. Line your cupcake tin with baking cases and fill each case 2/3rds of the way.
5. To get rid of any air bubbles and to even out mixture, lightly tap the tin against your worktop.
6. Pop them into the oven at 180degrees and cook for 15/20 mins. You're looking for them to be a golden brown colour and for a skewer to come out clean.

I did ices these lovelies with a Betty Crocker Vanilla Icing but I usually make my own buttercream.I did colour the icing with one of the Dr.Oetker colour gels but I'm not sure I like these gels. I found I needed a lot of it and the icing consistency changed a good bit.
 If you like this recipe and want to see more baking on the blog, let me know.


  1. Love banana EVERYTHING -claire

  2. very nice post. excellent!


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