The cake batter that we prepare in this recipe can be used for making banana bread as well. The only change needed would be the change of baking tray style. You would use a loaf pan instead of a cupcake style pan.
This is a tried and tested recipe in our own kitchen and we are presenting it with step by step pictures and video.
Take a bowl big enough to hold all the ingredients. Peel banana skin, add the pulp and mash it to smooth looking paste with a fork.
Mash banana for cupcake
Add Oil, Vanilla Essence, Sugar, Eggs. Mix the ingredients for about 2 minutes rotating your hand. You can use the electronic beater or the manual one or simply use your hand and a fork to mix all ingredients together.
Now add all the dry ingredients like: Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Cinnamon Powder, Salt, All Purpose Flour and Chocolate Chips. Repeat the above process of mixing well until everything combined completely.
It should take about 1 more minute.
Add baking powder to banana cupcake mix
Banana Cupcake batter is ready to use.
Ready to bake banana cupcake mix
Preparing baking tray and Pre-heating Prep Time – 10 minutes
Pre-heat Oven on 400 F (200 C) for about 10 minutes. You can even use a Microwave oven and follow the same recipe.
New devices have an option of just setting the temperature and then switch on the pre-heating. Once the Microwave Oven or standard oven reaches the desired temperature, it beeps to signal the completion.
The time it takes to reach the level of temperature you set (here 400 F) depends on each individual device.
In our case, it took about 10 minutes to reach that heat level. It may be faster in your device.
The speed varies due to the size of the device too. the more space to heat, the more time it takes.
Baking tray is ready for banana cupcake
You have to use a baking tray that has small cupcake sized holes. the tray we are using has 12 cup shaped holes.
If you do not have this style of baking tray, you can use any one that you have to bake .
The only difference would be the final shape of the cakes. In our case, we would call them CUP cakes, and you can call them something else.
We are using the paper cups to separate the baking tray walls from the cake. This would make sure that cakes do not stick to the tray while taking out.
If you do not have paper cups, you can simply grease the tray walls with butter. That would also work.
Pour the Banana cupcake batter in each of the paper cup. Fill it upto 75% level only. Rest 25% of space would be taken over by the cake while it bakes and fluffes.
Baking the banana cake Cook Time – 20 minutes
Keep the baking tray in the oven for about 20 minutes and bake them on 400 F.
After 20 minutes, the cake should be ready to come out of Oven. But wait, there are slight chances that it has not baked completely yet.
But why? Well, each baking device has its capabilities to produce and hold the heat within it. Newer devices would be better than than the older generation. So, it is possible that the cake has not baked yet.
Toothpick poke test for cupcakes banana
How to check - Toothpick check? Use a tooth pick and poke it at the center of cake. If it comes out clean i.e. no greasy cake batter paste visible or felt on touching the tooth-pick, then your cake is all set.
If you do see some cake paste there, this signals that the cake might still need some more time to completely bake its inner portion.
Here, we recommend to bake it for another 5-10 minutes and then re-check.
Off-course, the cake would look brown from the outer surface after 20 minutes of baking. The real test is inside and we recommend using the tooth-pick test.
Keep them aside for about 5 minutes to cool down at room temperature.
Delicious Banana Cupcakes are now ready to serve.
Storage and Serving Suggestions
Banana cupcakes with chocolate
Keep them refrigerated and consume within 15 days.
Top up the cupcakes with chocolate frosting or whipped cream to make even more sweet deal. You can also sprinkle some chocolate choco chips before serving.
Banana cupcakes recipe for kids
Banana muffin with chocolate
Prep. , Cook.
12 CupCake (each 3 Inch Diameter) Yield
Banana Cupcake Recipe In Oven with Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories283Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.