Banoffee Cupcakes

I have never made banoffee before, this recipe is so easy and simple to follow. It too is all homemade, no uses of Carnation. It is a creative take on banoffee pie, which is hard to transport. The frosting was so easy to work with and set very nicely on the cupcake. Image

Banoffee pie cupcakes
Recipe from The Primrose Bakery Book by Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas, 2011 page 74

For the cupcakes:
125g unsalted butter, room temperature
250g  caster sugar 
2 large eggs,lightly beaten
1 tsp good quality vanilla extract
250g plain flour, sifted
2 tsp baking powder
4 ripe bananas (preferably turning black), mashed with a fork or broken by hand into small pieces.

For the caramel buttercream topping:
45g unsalted butter
4 and 1/2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
165g light, soft brown sugar
180g icing sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp good quality vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with muffin cases. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric hand mixer until the mixture is pale and smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing briefly after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and beat again briefly. Gradually add the flour and the baking powder and beat again until well combined. Do the same with the bananas. Divide the mixture evenly between the cases. Bake in the centre of the oven for 25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of one of the cakes comes out clean. Leave the cupcakes to cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

Combine the butter, milk and brown sugar in a heavy based saucepan and put on the hob over a high heat. Stirring continuously, bring the mixture to a boil. Allow it to boil for 1 minute, then remove from the heat and stir in half of the icing sugar. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then add the rest of the icing sugar and vanilla extract and stir until it thickens to the desired consistency. Frost right after as it sets quiet easily.

I then decorated it with a bit of grated chocolate to give the final look.

 

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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