Banana and Cocoa Cupcakes

Banana and Cocoa Cupcakes

Try this if you want to bake an easy cake.

Ingredients: 17 muffins (if using muffin or bento cups) or 10 if using half amounts

Plain flour
180 g [90 g]
Baking powder
2 teaspoons (8 g) [4 g]
Cocoa powder
20 g [10 g]
Butter or margarine
120 g [60 g]
120 g [60 g]
3 [2]
50 ml [25 ml]
Vanilla extract
as needed
3 small [1.5 small]


1. Mash the banana with a fork.
2. Melt the butter or margarine in a large bowl for 20 seconds in a 900 W microwave, add the sugar and mix well.
3. Add a beaten egg and mix, followed by vanilla extract and milk, and then mix again.
4. Add the mashed banana and mix well once more.
5. Combine the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and sift into the mixture. Mix until the lumps have disappeared.
6. Pour the mixture into paper cups (if using side dish cups, use size 9) and bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for 25 minutes.
7. For those that don't want the cupcakes to puff out too much, put the paper cups in something like a pudding mould and they should come out I put mine in so that they become a bit taller.
8. Finished!
9. I omitted cocoa powder from the mixture and halved the recipe for 10 cupcakes.
10. If you aren't using cocoa powder, mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the mashed banana. This will stop browning.
11. If you leave out the banana, the cupcakes won't be as sweet so slightly increase the sugar or else the bitterness from the cocoa powder will be overwhelming.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make simple and easy cake.