Yum! Banana cupcakes

I haven’t baked anything for so long and I’ve been yearning to do it, so now that I had some time on my hands to procrastinate, I decided that today was the day! I chose to bake delicious banana cupcakes with frosting as my topping.

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 cup cake flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon sugar
  • ½ cup butter – softened
  • ½ cup granulated brown sugar
  • ¼ cup low fat yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large ripe bananas – peeled and mashed

For the frosting:

  • ¼ cup butter – softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Directions:

For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a cupcake tray with paper holders.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Add in yoghurt, vanilla essence and eggs. Mix until combined smoothly.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until it is just combined.
  6. Fold in the mashed bananas until it is well incorporated into the mixture.
  7. Using two spoons, drop the mixture into the paper cupcake liners.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

 

For the frosting:

  1. Add butter, sugar and vanilla essence and beat until well combined and stiff.
  2. Add frosting to piping bag and pip accordingly with the nozzle of your choice!

 

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