Monday, May 25, 2009

Baking Mondays - Banana Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting


This week I had some left over bananas that were beginning to get a bit overripe - so it was a perfect opportunity for some banana cupcakes. I decided to finish off the cupcakes with some lemon cream cheese frosting and it was delightful! I am very happy with these cupcakes.

So the recipes...

Sour Cream Banana Cupcakes (from The Australian Women's Weekly - Cupcakes)
Makes 12

90g butter, softened
110g brown sugar
2 eggs
75g self raising flour
75g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1/2 tsp mixed spice
2/3 cup overripe banana
80g sour cream
2 tbsps milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and line a 12-hole muffin tray with cupcake liners.
  2. Beat butter, sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Note: If I do these again I will beat the butter and sugar on its own first, and then the eggs to get a better consistency.
  3. Stir in sifted ingredients, banana, sour cream and milk.
  4. Divide batter amongst cupcake liners, and bake for 20 minutes.
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
Made more than enough for 12 cupcakes

60g butter, softened
250g cream cheese
500g icing sugar, sifted
juice of 1 lemon
  1. Beat butter and cream cheese until combined, light and fluffy.
  2. Add the icing sugar and beat until combined.
  3. Add the lemon juice and beat until combined, and then keep beating until smooth.

And the ratings?

Me - 9/10 - yum, yum, yum! These were light, moist and delicious. The icing was very tangy and sweet - loved it! My only issue is that the cake could taste a little bit more like bananas.
Mat - 9/10 - best banana cake that I have made so far (even though I have only made one before :P)

14 comments:

apparentlyjessy said...

Oh these look perfect and tasty, I love banana and cream cheese frosting combos! I have 4 rather ripe bananas that need to be baked...perhaps Ill give this recipe a try!

Little Miss Cupcake said...

It's funny. I'm going to a meeting later this week and am supposed to bring cupcakes. I was thinking maybe I'd do a chocolate covered banana cupcake. Of course, I don't have a recipe and this sounds like it'll fit the bill. Yours look dreamy and that frosting - yum!

drollgirl said...

this sounds great! much more fun than the banana bread i usually end up making!

Amanda said...

Your cupcakes always look so put together! If my cupcakes saw yours at a party, they would probably be too intimidated to approach them. :)

Do you photograph them in a light box?

thereddeer said...

Yeah I use a light box :) - although it was a very stormy day when I took this photo so it didn't come out that well.

Chantel said...

Did you build your own light box? These look so delicious!

thereddeer said...

Yeah I built my own light box - just a big plastic container, big sheet of white paper and 3 lamps with daylight light bulbs. Easy :D

Little Miss Cupcake said...

Hi! I just made a batch of these and wow, are they moist and delicious! I need to let them cool some more but just wanted to say thanks for the recipe. Didn't have everything on-hand so used 150g of flour and 1 tsp. bicarbonate. Then for spices, put in half tsp. each cinnamon, ginger, salt and cracked pepper. Think it's interesting. For future reference, what does mixed spice consist of down under? Am pairing these with a vanilla bean cream cheese frosting and topping with milk chocolate ganache!

thereddeer said...

Little Miss Cupcake - glad you liked them :D, sounds like a great combo with the vanilla bean cream cheese frosting and milk chocolate ganache :). Mixed spice here has coriander, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.

OdaMaria said...

Jummy:D. I really wanna make my self one of those right now!

Little Miss Cupcake said...

Thanks for the info on the mixed spice. The cupcakes were a huge hit at my meeting. Shame i didn't take any pics! This recipe is a keeper!

thereddeer said...

Little Miss Cupcake - I'm glad they were a hit at your meeting :D

Little Miss Cupcake said...

Hope you don't mind:
http://littlemisscupcakeparis.blogspot.com/2009/06/this-cupcake-is-bananas-b-n-n-s.html

We really liked these. I made them again for a BBQ n Saturday and they were the first to go! :)

thereddeer said...

Little Miss Cupcake - of course I don't mind!! Thanks for the shout out :)