Banana Cupcake recipe

Here’s a super simple recipe that I would like to share with you if you are interested in baking some soft and moist banana cakes. 😀 Depending on your preference and/or the availability of the tools/equipment that you have at home, you can choose to turn the conventional banana cake slices into cute-looking cupcakes. The following recipe serves 20 standard cupcakes.

Banana Cupcake 1

Banana Cupcake 2

Banana Cupcake 3

Ingredient List

  • 240 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 180 g salted butter
  • 180 g castor sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup coarsely mashed riped baby bananas (~ 7 whole)
  • 1/8 tsp banana essence
  • 3 tbsp milk + 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • For decoration: 2 riped baby bananas (sliced) dipped in lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven at 180 degree Celsius.
  2. Sieve plain flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Cream salted butter and castor sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs into the mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Mix in mashed bananas, banana essence, milk, and lemon juice.
  6. Pour in the flour mixture and mix until well-combined.
  7. Pour the cake batter into paper cupcake liners, filling each cupcake case to about two-third full.
  8. Place one banana slice atop each cupcake.
  9. Bake the banana cupcakes for approximately 20 to 25 minutes, or until cooked and golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and leave to cool before serving.

Have fun baking! Feel free to drop me a message and/or send me photos of your cakes should you decide to try out the recipe above! 😀