MINI BANANA CUPCAKES WITH CACAO BUTTERCREAM

Hip Hip Hooray!

The mini banana cupcakes with cacao buttercream are dedicated to Eve’s first birthday! Thank you so much little princess for being you – you enrich every single day in my life! ❤

For her birthday I wanted to do something special to show her my endless love – not only buying nice presents but doing something more personal. So why not creating a recipe just for her? Two months ago I started this – in my point of view “big project” because I never really baked neither did I ever made muffins or cupcakes.

So I went through a lot of failure, experiencing different ingredients, measurements, cooking tools and oven temperatures. But at the end I created the mini banana cupcakes with cacao buttercream which I am really proud of! I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do!

Happy baking!

SERVES: 4                                                  TOTAL TIME: 1 Hour

INGREDIENTS

For the dough:
  • 140g butter
  • 125g white sugar
  • 160g all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 lemon, pressed
For the buttercream:
  • 310g icing sugar
  • 40g cacao powder (I use Nesquick)
  • 150g butter
  • 60ml milk

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 210°C. Line a 24 hole muffin tin with paper cupcake cases.
  • Put the butter and sugar in a big bowl using a handheld electric whisk and whisk until creamy. Add the eggs. Sift in the flour then beat until light and creamy.
  • Divide the dough evenly between the paper cases using a teaspoon.
  • Bake for about 12 minutes. When finished put them out of the form to cool.
  • Wait until the form isn’t that hot any more and repeat the whole procedure.
  • In the meantime you can start preparing everything for the buttercream. Whisk together all ingredients and spoon the buttercream into a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle, then swirl it on top of the cupcakes. Sprinkle with sugar hearts.
  • Be sure that the buttercream is thick enough and the cupcakes are already cold otherwise everything will melt – I made my own experiences on that…
  • Enjoy immediately or refrigerate.

HOPE YOU’RE HAVING FUN WITH THIS RECIPE!!!

 

 

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