Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Banana Cupcakes

These are the Banana Cupcakes that I made for our home fellowship meeting tonight. When I first started baking I have many failed attempt at making banana cakes. Either they turn out extremely dense or extremely dry.

When I chanced upon this cupcake recipe from the Crazy about Cupcakes book, I was a little skeptical as this recipe has milk in it. I always thought that mash banana by itself is already moist enough, why the milk then.

Honestly, I did not have much faith in this recipe. But surprisingly these cupcakes turn out not only moist but also fluffy and nice.

Here is the recipe that I have adapted for sharing:-

225g butter
3/4 cup castor sugar
2 large eggs
2 large bananas, mashed (approx. 1 cup)
1 3/4 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla essence

1. Sift all the dry ingredients and set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla essence till light and fluffy.
3. Add in eggs, one at a time and mix well after each addition.
4. Stir in mashed bananas.
5. Fold in the dry ingredients alternate with milk ending with the dry ingredients.
6. Fill paper cups to 3/4 full and bake in oven preheated to 180C for 15 to 20 minutes.


Big Boys Oven said...

oh this is interesting banana cupcakes . . . wow!

Zahra said...

Hi there Ive been looking through your blog, and I have admit, we have a lot of the same interests! (ie. a healthy liking of cupcakes, and the Wilton Cake Decorating course) I didnt know they had Wilton courses in Malaysia! =) Nice blog ^^

The Caked Crusader said...

I love banana in cake - for some reason, I haven't made a banana cake yet. These look lovely.

Ling's Passion said...

big boys oven : Thanks.

zahra : Thanks for dropping by. Glad to 'meet' another buddy who shares my interest.

the caked crusader : Try baking some one day. They taste wonderful.