Wednesday, March 10
However in my excitement of their price (99c a kilo!) I couldn't help myself but buy a good few kilos. I decided for Eloise's first playdate with a friend from school would be a perfect opportunity to use some, I like to make treats for the kids but I don't think giving out chocolate cupcakes to 3 four year olds and one five year old is such a wise idea..do you?
The cupcakes are like real cakes, not like muffins as many banana cakes scaled down to make cupcakes resemble. Good news is just one fork to mix! They really take no time to prepare and pay off deliciously - not to mention the lovely waft of banana goodness through the house when you bake them.
Thanks to Martha Stewart for the cake recipe, and the frosting recipe is a modified version of one of Marthas' too.
Ingredients (makes 16 cupcakes)
1 1/2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1/4 tsp salt
125grams butter, melted
4x medium bananas, mashed (enough for 1 1/2 cups' worth)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180 degrees (fan forced, 190 non-fan forced)
Melt your butter and mash your bananas
In a medium sized mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt and with a fork, mixt together until all combined, create a well in the centre.
Add the melted butter, eggs, banana and vanilla essence
125 grams butter, at room temperature
1 tb honey
1 1/4 cup pure icing sugar
With electric mixer, mix all ingredients together for about 5 mniutes, should become silky and pale. Fill a piping bag (I've used Wilton 1M tip) or a ziplock bag with a corner cut off, or if you wish ice freehand with a knife!
Suitable for freezing
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