Tropical Banana Cupcakes

    35 min

    A cupcake recipe that will satisfy your desire for something sunny and different! These banana cakes are flavoured with rum extract, coconut and chopped dried pineapple. Loads of tropical flavour! Ice with your favourite icing, or enjoy as is.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 110g butter
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 3 medium bananas
    • 1 tablespoon rum extract
    • 100g desiccated coconut
    • 60g chopped dried pineapple

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Prepare 12 muffin cups with paper cases.
    2. Sift the flour, bicarb, baking powder and salt into a bowl; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition, then beat in the bananas and rum extract. Stir in the flour mixture. Fold in the desiccated coconut and pineapple; mixing just enough to evenly distribute. Evenly divide the mixture among the prepared muffin cases.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.

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    These muffins were very good! I left the rum extract out by mistake, and used 3/4 cup fresh pineapple, instead of dried. I'll use more next time! Also, the reviewer that pointed this out was right - the recipe makes 18 muffins, not 12 (we definitely didn't mind!).  -  26 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a great and easy recipe. Instead of muffins, I made a cake in a 13x9 pan. Silly me, I forgot the baking soda, and the cake still turned out and was delicious. Granted, it was a bit more dense than cake, more like bread or pound cake consistency, but it still received rave reviews. It was moist and flavorful. I made a crumble for the top out of butter, mixed spices, oats, shredded coconut, and brown sugar. It complimented the cake really well and added a nice, contrasting texture. I find it difficult to find good recipes with true carribean flavors, but this one is excellent.  -  07 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    TO correct the typo in the recipe, I used 1 tsp. of vanilla instead of the 1 tbsp. of rum as was instructed. I added more pineapple and coconut also.  -  13 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)