Thursday, 17 February 2011

Bananana nananana....cupcakes!

Banana Cupcakes
with vanilla bean buttercream

2 Large Eggs
4oz Self raising flour
4oz Caster sugar
1oz Soft brown sugar
4oz Butter/margarine
2tbsp Sunflower Oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 mashed bananas 

  • Weigh out all your ingredients so they are ready to go
  • Mash up your bananas. I do it while they're still in the skin, that way you only have to cut one end off and squeeze the mush out. Plus no dirty extras... I'm on about washing up
  • Cream butter and sugar together until light in colour, creamy and kinda fluffy
  • add your little eggies
  • Whisk like your life depends on it
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder 
  • Fold together until just combined
  • Add your mushed up bananas
  • Spoon into paper cases.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at gas mark 7, 220 degrees Celsius for about 22 mins. Sorry I didn't tell you to pre-heat earlier... awkward.
  • They will go fairly golden because of all the sugar. I made them in two sizes and the smaller ones seemed to dome slighty as you can see in the picture. Ah well. Boverrrrd.
  • Allow to cool then buttercream those puppies up!

For the vanilla bean buttercream...
I use this recipe from browneyedbaker replacing the cream with I had no cream.
This frosting can be used for preeeetty much every cake ever, its a good staple and you can colour it with gel or liquid colouring too. Bingo. 

Wait! there's more. I forgot to tell you that after the buttercream part I added these mini stroopwafels as a decoration/chewy surprise. Yay!!! 



  1. Brilliant timing... just this morning I was staring at two rapidly browning bananas and thinking I needed to do something with them... here's my answer!

  2. A perfect way to use up leftover bananas! They look so pretty :)


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