Monday, 16 July 2012

Chocolate and Banana Cupcakes | Recipe

120g plain flour
120g caster sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
A pinch of salt
80g unsalted butter, at room temperature
120ml semi-skimmed milk
2 eggs
2 large bananas, peeled and mashed

1) Preheat oven to 170oC (325oF) Gas Mark 3
2) Put cupcakes cases in 12-hole cupcake tray
 3) Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt and butter (preferably in a freestanding electric mixer otherwise your arm will get very tired!)
4) Slowly add milk, and then eggs, beating well
5) Evenly disperse mashed banana into the mixture
6) Spoon the mixture into the paper cupcake cases
 7) Bake in preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes
 8) When cool decorate with chocolate frosting/icing and sprinkle with hundreds and thousands!

Chocolate frosting:
250g icing sugar, sifted
50g cocoa powder
50g unsalted butter, at room temperature
125g cream cheese, cold (I used Philadelphia Light)

(Adapted from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook)
Carpe diem xx

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