Friday, May 14, 2010

Banana Cupcakes

I know I say this about many of the recipes I share on this blog: simple, super easy, quick and easy bla bla bla. But that's because it's true. I truly don't try over complicated recipes or super hard ones. I'm just lazy like that. So without further ado I bring you these light and fluffy banana cupcakes. Which are ..yes you guessed it super simple.

Makes 12

What you need:
125g butter
175g sugar
2 eggs
2 large mashed ripe bananas
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp baking powder
225g plain flour - sifted

What to do:

Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy

Add eggs in one at a time.

Mix in mashed bananas.

Add baking soda that has been dissolved in hot milk. (I just zapped the milk in the microwave to get it heated)

Mix in sifted flour and baking powder. Don't over beat the batter.

Bake cupcakes in 170C pre-heated oven for about 15 mins or till they are light golden brown on top. If you want to test if cooked, insert a toothpick in the centre to see if it comes out clean.

Don't over-mash the bananas to mulch. I did it before when trying this. Not recommended. You want some lumpiness in there.
As for the batter - same thing. Don't overbeat. Mine was slightly lumpy.
Use ripe ripe bananas. (I used Cavendish bananas)

I really was pleasantly surprised with this recipe. The preparation time was short and not much fuss overall. The cupcakes are not dense but light. The banana taste is not overpowering and just right.
Makes an excellent tea-time treat. Super simple.


WyYv said...

oh~ banana cup cakes tis time, i like it :) will try to make tis if possible :D

msmeanie said...

Yum, those sound easy and delicious. I always have some ripe bananas in the freezer, and this looks like a great way to use them up. I'll probably add some chocolate chips though (can't resist).

Shyam said...

Nice! Looks moist and delish!

tigerfish said...

Always love the aroma of them during baking...

The Sudden Cook said...

WyYv: Try try - don't say only ah - must try one:)
msmeanie: I like how u think! choc chips sounds yum....
Shyam: Yeah it is!
tigerfish: The aroma which fills the air really whets the appetite for the cupcakes.

noobcook said...

love the natural sweetness of bananas in the cupcakes. yours looks moist and fluffy :)

The Sudden Cook said...

noobcook: hi! Yes it both looked and tasted moist and fluffy:)

Jamie said...

I tried it today Hemala! It was good. I varied the recipe a lil. I used wholewheat flour + plain flour + soy flour + wheat bran for the flour portion. Hehe...just had to make it more healthy for the kids. It came out great...not dry like I thought it would. Thanks for all the easy recipes....

The Sudden Cook said...

Hi Jamie! So glad to hear it! Wow! Hope all you guys enjoyed it. Thanks so much for trying and more importantly for the feedback:-)

medusa said...

Thks Hema for d treat.
Yummy I luv it!
Must try to bake it not forgotten ur tips when doin d bananas...

The Sudden Cook said...

Thanks medusa. Once you get your own place and have your own beautiful kitchen and oven - make sure you try this!

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