Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Banana Cupcakes

Another recipe for banana lovers :) They look cute and taste very good :) They're light and moist, not heavy and 'munchy'. Long time ago I made banana muffins and they were terrrrible... but it was ages ago and it was a bad recipe. This one is Martha's recipe. It speaks on its own so, as always, expect delectable cupcakes :)
The only thing I changed is the measurement and the frosting (I used my favourite swiss one, from for example Reindeers or Christmas Trees)


  • 170g of flour
  • 150g of brown sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt 
  • 113g of butter, melted 
  • 3 big bananas, mashed bananas
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Swiss meringue buttercream:
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 glass of white sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 300g of butter, in a room temperature, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons of yellow food colouring
  • 1 banana, cut into slices
  • maple syrup
  • cinnamon
  • sprinkles

  1. Prepare muffin tins and paper cases. Start preheating the oven to 175C.
  2. Take a big bowl, sieve flour, put sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt inside. Mix.
  3. Make a well in the middle of it. Add butter, bananas, eggs and vanilla inside and mix till all the ingredients mix.
  4. Distribute the dough evenly into previously prepared muffin cases.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes, till the toothpic inserted in a muffin comes out clean.
  6. Take muffins out from the oven, let them cool down completely.
  7. During that time, prepare a buttercream.

Swiss meringue buttercream:
  1. Take a heatproof bowl, put egg whites and sugar inside. Prepare a 'bath'.* Keep stiring and heating the mixture over a steam of a boiling water till the sugar completely melts.
  2. Cool the mixture down. 
  3. Put the egg white mixture in the mixer's bowl and beat for around 10 minutes to get a white, shiny, stiff meringue.
  4. Start adding the butter, one piece after another, mixing after adding every piece. While adding it may look like it is curdled, but don't panic, it's perfectly fine :) (it shall take around 5 more minutes).
  5. When the mixture is stiff and all the butter is mixed, add vanilla extract and food colouring, mix.

  1. Take a pastry bag with a star-like tin nozzle, put the buttercream inside and start distributing on the muffin.
  2. Start from the middle of the muffin and making circles go it its edge.
  3. Decorate with pieces of banana, cinnamon, maple syrup or any other sprinkles.
  4. Bon Appetit! ;)

*A bath is simply heating the ingredients over a steam (but not boiling them in a water), just keeping them over a pot with boiling water, in a heatproof bowl.

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