Banana chocolate chip cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

    1 hour 15 min

    These easy chocolate chip cupcakes topped with a buttery cream cheese frosting are a decadent upgrade on a classic favourite, banana cake.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 155g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 80g soft brown sugar
    • 55g unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 egg
    • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 80ml buttermilk
    • 85g chocolate chips (optional)
    • Frosting
    • 85g cream cheese, softened
    • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250g icing sugar, or to taste

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
    2. Whisk flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
    3. Combine caster sugar, brown sugar and 55g butter in another bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in egg. Mix in mashed bananas. Add flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with buttermilk, stirring after each addition. Fold chocolate chips into the cupcake batter.
    4. Spoon mixture evenly into the prepared muffin cases.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool cupcakes on a wire rack, about 30 minutes.
    6. Beat cream cheese and 3 tablespoons butter in a bowl until smooth. Add vanilla extract. Beat in icing sugar, about 125g at a time, until frosting is smooth.
    7. Spread frosting over cupcakes.

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    Made these for my daughter's 8th birthday. They turned out really well. I always get a little OCD when quantities for bananas are given as just 'pieces', as the size of the fruit really does affect the end result sometimes. In my case I think the bananas were a little too big (I used Cavendish) so my cupcakes took a lot longer to cook and got a little brown at the bottom (temp was spot on). Otherwise the cupcakes themselves were perfect. The frosting was way too sweet for me and most of our adult guests, but the kids loved it!  -  26 Sep 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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