Your Ultimate Guide to Preparing Banana Cupcakes Variations

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Baking banana cupcakes just got better. Nothing can ruin your day like craving to enjoy your treat, and you can’t have it. Worse still, you rush to your nearest store, and you can’t seem to get the flavor you like. Has this ever happened to you?

Well, if you are one of those people who love banana cupcakes, then I’m sure you wouldn’t like to go through such experiences.

But what if I teach you how to prepare your classic banana cupcakes at the comfort of your home? Is this something you would like to learn? Well, stick with me to the end as I take you through different banana cupcake variations.

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Banana Cupcakes Ingredients

2 eggs

250g exe self – raising baking flour

½ cup of buttermilk

3 medium-sized ripe bananas (peeled and mashed)

½ tsp nutmeg

1/2tsp salt

350grams brown sugar

½ cup unsalted butter

1tsp vanilla extract

-Guide-

  1. With the help of a sieve, sift your baking flour in a separate bowl.
  2. Put all the sifted flour along with other dry ingredients in a hand or dough mixer. Mix them thoroughly until they are properly mixed.
  3. In a separate bowl, add your sugar and softened butter. Blend with a hand mixer and beat one egg at a time while whisking each time.
  4. Add your vanilla extract, nutmeg, and mashed bananas and continue mixing. Transfer the mixture to the dry ingredients and add your buttermilk. Leave the dough mixer do its work until your ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  5. With the help of an ice cream scoop or a spoon, fill your cupcake liners 2/3 full and place them on a baking sheet.
  6. Preheat your oven up to 190 degrees Celsius and place your sheet in the middle rack. Bake for 20 minutes and insert a toothpick on the center. If it comes clean, then your cupcakes are evenly baked.
  7. Leave the cupcakes on the pan like ten minutes to cool before transferring them on a cooling rack.
  8. Frost your cupcakes with your preferred frosting. Check out some of the frosting you can take advantage of

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How to Make Different Banana Cupcakes Frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting

400g creamy peanut butter

200g confectioners’ sugar

100ml heavy cream

120g unsalted butter

3 tsp. vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. With the help of an electric or handheld mixer, cream your butter and  peanut butter with the medium speed setting until fluffy and light.
  2. Using the same speed setting, add your vanilla extract and sugar. Mix them until evenly distributed, making sure no limps, swirls, streaks or clumps.
  3. Add you heavy cream and turn the speed setting to high. Mix for two minutes and taste.
  4. If thin add more sugar, if sweet, add salt if thick add more cream.
  5. With the help of a piping bag or spatula,  frost your cupcakes  and enjoy

Milk Chocolate Frosting

50g unsweetened cocoa powder

80ml heavy cream

250g unsalted butter

500g confectioners’ sugar

3tsp vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. Sift sugar and cocoa powder and put aside
  2. Cut your butter into cubes and cream it for about two minutes until fully and light.
  3. Whisk your vanilla extract and heavy cream making sure the vanilla is evenly distributed.
  4. Pour your heavy cream into your butter mixture and mix at low speed. Add your sugar mixture and continue mixing until evenly combined.
  5. Increase the speed setting to high and beat the mixture until creamy and light.
  6. Taste if all the ingredients are well incorporated. Add heavy cream if too thick, if sweet, add a pinch of salt, if thin add sugar and mix again.
  7. Use a spatula or piping bag to spread your frosting.

Note: Make sure your cupcakes have cooled down before applying the frosting or it will melt down

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