January 8, 2012

*Banana Cupcakes*

Cupcakes are everyones' favourites. They are light and yummy! If you dont want to eat a big slice of banana cake, loaded with calories you can always opt for a small cuppie cake with light frosting.

Today I'm going to blog about "Banana Cupcakes With Frosting:"

(I made a light/thin frosting but you can opt for only banana garnish on top or cream cheese/thick frostings with these cupcakes, too.)


1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted melted butter
1 + 1/2 cups mashed bananas plus 1 whole banana, for garnish (optional)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1.Preheat oven to 180 degrees Centigrade. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper cups. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

2.Make a well in center of flour mixture. In well, mix together butter, mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla. Stir (do not overmix). Dividing evenly, spoon batter into muffin cups.

3.Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, approx. 25 to 30 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely before frosting. Spread with Frosting. Just before serving, peel and slice banana into rounds, and place one on each cupcake, if desired.


Combine 500g icing sugar + 5 tablespoon water, combine and whisk till smooth. Yellow food color can also be added.

----End Notes---

A few tips & tricks I follow for perfect cupcakes:

Never over-bake or overmix cupcakes they will become dry & chewy instead of moist & and spongy.

Use a good baking pan/muffin tray (if you're into baking, then you must invest in good kitchen utensils)

Bring all ingredients to room temperature before mixing your cupcake batter. Cold eggs & cold butter can never make good cakes.

Cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean so keep close watch of teh oven temperature and time. It's all about the timing.

Hope you enjoy these with your family and I'm sure kids would love it! :)


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I'm not a fan of banana but I'm kinda tired of the usual chocolate and vanilla cupcakes...today I made blueberry muffins with the help of my bff, Betty:D will try this one soon!


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