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Banana cupcakes

Posted on: October 28, 2008

I think i’m over making brownies (for now) and have found a new favourite recipe. Not only does it taste good and look good, it’s healthy for you. Ok, so not really but it contains fruit and there’s no trace of chocolate so it’s my story and i’m sticking to it.

I forgot this recipe contained sour cream so i didn’t have any on hand but i must say, after tasting it i don’t even know if you really need it. It was perfect without it so i wouldn’t worry too much if you skip it.

Banana Cupcakes

Banana Cupcakes

Banana Cupcakes

  • 125 grams butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 150 grams sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C (160C fan forced)
  2. Cream butter and sugar together, using an electic mixer until light and fluffy
  3. Beat eggs in one at a time
  4. Add mashed banana, sour cream and milk and mix with a wooden spoon until combined
  5. Add sifted flour, bicarb and cinnamon and fold through until combined well
  6. Place a generous tablespoon of batter into muffin trays lined with patty cases. Try not to overload the cases as it will rise too much
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool
  9. Once cooled, top with cream cheese icing and decorate

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 30 grams butter (softened)
  • 100 grams cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  1. Beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until well combined and fluffy
  2. Slowly, add icing sugar, beating well before adding more

This recipe was adapted from Helen’s Grab Your Fork Blog 🙂


2 Responses to "Banana cupcakes"

First of all, welcome to the Daring Bakers!

and second, how did you make those little bananas???

Thanks Joey! I can’t wait for my first challenge 😀

Those little bananas can be bought from the supermarket. They’re just banana lollies. Not sure where you’re from but Woolies and Coles sell them (if you’re from Australia).

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