Monday, August 23, 2010

banana cupcakes

my baking mode has been switched to cooking mode lately. but last weekend i was into baking mode again. i followed a recipe for banana cupcakes.. shared by a very dear friend of mine. i was skeptical at first, because i had mistakenly added 6 tsp of baking soda instead of 3 tsp baking soda and 3 tsp baking powder! what a blunder i had made.. lucky the cake still turned out very good, it was moist and not overly sweet :)

makes 24, you may use muffin trays too (about 5-5.5 cm in diameter)

600gm mashed riped bananas - berangan is good, i kept it a bit chunky
450gm of plain flour - sifted together with 3tsp of baking powder + 3 tsp of bicarbonate
300 gm sugar (cut down fr original of 330gm)
recipe calls for castor, but i substituted with soft brown sugar.
360gm of butter
6 eggs, beaten lightly
7.5tbsp of regular milk
1.5-2 tsp of vanilla essence

cream butter and sugar till fluffy. add beaten eggs a little at a time and beat well after each addition.
add vanilla essence, milk and mashed bananas in.
fold in flour a bit at a time and blend well using a spatula (do not over beat).
pour mixture into muffin trays and bake in preheated oven at 170-180 C (depending on your oven) for 18-20 mins.
check with skewer.

before baking

yummy banana cupcakes!

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