Banana cupcakes with vanilla buttercream

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Prep. time: 20 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Cupcakes ingredients:

  • 3 ripped bananas
  • 120 gr unsalted butter
  • 134 gr granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 gr baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 50 gr chocolate chips (or more if you prefer!)
  • 240 gr all-purpose flour

Vanilla buttercream frosting ingredients:

  • 170 gr unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 330 gr powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • pinch of salt
  • vanilla extract

Steps for the cupcakes

Use a stand mixer or an electric whisk.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°
  2. Mix softened butter with sugar
  3. Add eggs to the mix
  4. Smash the bananas with a fork and add it to the mix
  5. In an additional bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the eggs and mix
  7. Add the chocolate chips to the mix (or 2/3 in the mix and 1/3 over the top of the muffins)
  8. Divide the batter evenly between 12 muffin cups*
  9. Bake for 25/30 mins until a toothpick insert into the center of the muffin comes out clean

*this time I sprayed the paper liners with cooking oil and for the first time the muffins came off the paper liner easily

Steps for the frosting

Use a stand mixer or an electric whisk.

  • Beat butter for 2/3 minutes at medium speed until smooth
  • Add powdered sugar, vanilla, salt and milk and turn to high speed for 2 minutes
  • If the mixture is too runny , add more sugar a little at the time. If is too thick , add more milk
  • Transfer the frosting to a plastic bag or similar tool for piping it evenly on the cupcakes if you want to have a nice decoration. Alternatively you can use a spoon

When the muffins are cooked, let them cool completely before decorating them.

Enjoy!

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