Pecan and banana cupcakes

    1 hour 20 min

    Pecans and bananas are baked into cupcakes and topped with a vanilla flavoured cream cheese icing for a yummy treat. This recipe makes 24 cupcakes.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 120g butter
    • 225g cream cheese, softened
    • 220g brown sugar
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 120ml light vegetable oil
    • 4 tablespoons apple sauce
    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 450g mashed ripe bananas
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 100g chopped pecans
    • Cream cheese icing
    • 120g butter, softened
    • 225g cream cheese, softened
    • 475g icing sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line 2 12-hole cupcake tins with paper cases.
    2. Beat 120g butter and 225g cream cheese together in a bowl until creamy and smooth; slowly beat in brown sugar and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Stir in oil and apple sauce; mix well. Mix in flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt until just combined. Stir in bananas and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; fold in pecans. Fill paper cases 2/3 full with cupcake mixture.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted in the centre of a cupcake comes out clean, 28 to 33 minutes. Cool in the tins for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
    4. Beat 120g butter and 225g cream cheese together in a bowl until creamy; mix in icing sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract until icing is smooth. When cupcakes have cooled, pipe or spread cream cheese icing on top.

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    I tried this recipe today and it's delicious. The batter was so good that I wanted to eat it raw !! Best cupcakes I have ever made from over ripe bananas and will use it again and again !! Wouldn't do a thing to change it !! Thank you, Linda, for sharing it with us !! Dorie  -  28 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    You can call these cupcakes or muffins - we called them GOOD! With or without the frosting, these are keepers!  -  14 Dec 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I barely bake and I never leave reviews on this site, but this recipe is one of the best things I have ever made. The muffins are so moist and tasty. I love when I get a bite of the pecans.  -  16 Jan 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)