25/02/2010

Banana cupcakes

Ingredients
225g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 1/2 tsps baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
110g butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 bananas
55ml milk, or buttermilk
2 eggs
115g caster sugar

  1. Prehead oven to 190 C or Gas mark 5.
  2. Sift the salt, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and flour into a bowl.
  3. Cream the butter and vanilla together in a separate bowl.
  4. Gradually add the the sugar to the butter mix until it's all combined and light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time beating until fully mixed.
  6. Mash the bananas together reserving 1/2 a banana for the topping.
  7. Add a bit of milk, then the dry mixture, then some of the mashed banana - beat well after each addition until it's all combined in one bowl.
  8. Fill cupcakes about 1/2 full and place a slice of banana on top of each one.
  9. Bake for 20 mins.

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