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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.12 / 5 (125 votes)

Prep time:
20 min
Cook time:
15 min

There's no better use for leftover bananas than these banana and toffee cupcakes from Lay the table

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1. For the banana cupcakes: preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

2. Lay out cupcake cases. If you use silicon you can lay them on a flat baking tray, if you use paper ones, use a bun tin to make the cakes hold their shape.

3. Whisk the eggs and sugar for at least 4 minutes with an electric hand whisk and beat air into the mix so it fluffs up.

4. Bit by bit, sieve in the flour and baking powder and add bits of butter, whisking the mixture each time to ensure a smooth texture, until fully mixed, then mix in the banana.

5. Spoon the mixture evenly into the cupcake cases, ensuring you smooth the tops down - it doesn’t have to be perfect.

6. Put the cupcakes into the oven for 15-20 minutes until they feel spongy and the tops are golden brown.

7. Once out of the oven, cool on a wire rack.

8. For the toffee buttercream: in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water, melt the fudge, milk, plus 3 tablespoons of the butter, whisking until smooth. Take off the heat to cool a little.

9. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the icing sugar and remaining butter, then slowly mix in the fudge. If it’s too runny, place in the fridge for 5 minutes, then whisk it when you get it out again.

10. Pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes. I sprinkled mine with yellow sanding sugar, and Dr. Oetker's Chocolate Stars.

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TeresaP2189 TeresaP2189  Posted 03 Jul 2012 4:48 PM

I made these the other day and was so disappointed! I too found the mixture very runny and i did think the amount of banana was too much but i decided to go with the amount in the recipe.The cakes were very stodgy and let most of the bottom of the cake in the cases!! The taste of banana was too much so i ought to have gone with my instinct and used 1..... I too found the baking time was more 30/35 mins....will not be using this recipe again!!!! My kids didn,t like or eat them!!!!!!

jaquiW43595 jaquiW43595  Posted 06 Oct 2011 5:06 PM

I tried this twice, just incase i did somthing wrong.the mixture was very runny ,i had to keep cupcakes in oven longer than it said and as soon as i took them out..they sank..not recomended !!!

lesliebabe lesliebabe  Posted 01 Oct 2011 3:25 PM

These went straight in the bin, far too much banana, batter too sloppy resulting in heavy cakes that took more than 30 minutes to cook then sank as soon as they came out. Very odd mixing method, I have years of baking experience and have never come across this method before. Didn't bother to taste them.

maryL85259 maryL85259 Posted 02 Sep 2011 2:49 PM

LisaJayneHarris LisaJayneHarris Posted 15 Aug 2011 2:53 PM

im making dis Smile haha Smile lool

bellers :) bellers :) Posted 08 May 2011 11:25 AM

delicious. make sure bananas are really ripe as they have more flavour then. am now on second batch as first went so quick.

nikkiE37228 nikkiE37228 Posted 07 Dec 2010 10:14 AM

not sure about this recipe its a bit tastless

MollyK6728 MollyK6728 Posted 27 Sep 2010 9:29 AM