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Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Now I am not a banana lover; I really can’t stomach them at all but I do like banana flavoured things. I’ve never really tried banana bread (shock I know) but I’m a total convert after making these banana cupcakes. Even Amelia ate them willingly; she too is a not a banana lover. Admittedly she was unaware they had banana in them but most likely because of the chocolate frosting she loved these!

Ingredients; (makes 12 cupcakes)

Cake-

  • 120g Plain Flour
  • 140g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger
  • 80g Butter
  • 120ml Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 150g Mashed Banana

Frosting-

  • 300g Icing Sugar
  • 50g Cocoa Powder
  • 100g Butter
  • 40ml Milk
  • Grated Chocolate for decorating (optional)

Method;

  1. Preheat your oven to 170C/325F/Gas3 and line your baking tin with 12 cupcake cases.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients; flour, sugar, baking powder, ginger and cinnamon.
  3. Then using an electric mixer or electric whisk beat in the butter until you have a sandy texture.
  4. Add in your milk and mix until combined.
  5. Add your two eggs into the mixture and again beat until combined.
  6. Stir in your mashed banana until it’s all mixed together.
  7. Add the mixture into the cases. A mix like this is runnier than a normal cake mix so I found tipping it into a pyrex jug then pouring it into the cases was a lot less messy! Fill your cases until about 2/3 full.
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until they are golden on the top and bounce bake when you give them a little poke.
  9. I like to make the frosting whilst the cakes are baking to give it plenty of time to be beaten by the mixer.
  10. Sift your icing sugar and cocoa powder and add in your butter and milk. Start the mixer on a high speed and beat together until it’s thick and fluffy.
  11. Once your cakes are baked move them onto a cooling rack and let them cool fully before icing.
  12. Pop your frosting into a piping bag/sandwich bag with the corner cut off and pipe onto your cupcakes.
  13. Sprinkle with your grated chocolate for extra decoration.
  14. Enjoy!!

 

Do let me know if you try out this bake!

Thanks for reading!xx

 

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. 19th February 2017 / 6:47 am

    Yummy and tasty chocolate frosting.

  2. 21st February 2017 / 11:51 am

    Oh these look delish Alice! I love the yellow cases too. I often make a chocolate chip banana loaf but had been considering trying cupcakes instead so I’ll have to give these a go! xo

  3. 21st February 2017 / 2:15 pm

    They look absolutely delicious and I love the way you’ve used yellow muffin cases!

  4. 21st February 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Ooooo delicious- and I’m a big banana lover so literally all the flavours I love!

  5. 21st February 2017 / 11:41 pm

    Oh these sound yummy! I use to make Banana cakes quite a bit, but forgot about them. I think I need to make these

  6. 22nd February 2017 / 12:12 pm

    These look delicious Alice and so professional, you are so good. I love the little yellow cup cases. You have made me want to bake some cupcakes now xx

  7. 22nd February 2017 / 8:22 pm

    These look so yummy – I love the yellow fro spring (hopefully!) too. Kaz 🙂

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