Best Banana Cupcake Recipe

Banana Cupcake

During the transfer to a new web host last year, one post did not make it through. It was the post about the best banana cupcakes. So I thought I would write a new post about them (photo is old) simply because they are so good and because if you love a good banana cupcake or cake? then you should try out this recipe. Be sure to add a nice chocolate frosting or glaze on top.

Banana Cupcakes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 18

Calories per serving: 155kcal

Fat per serving: 6g

Banana Cupcakes


  • 125g (4oz + 1 tbsp) butter
  • 175g (6oz) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 large mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp boiling milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 225g (8oz) flour


  1. Cream butter & sugar till light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time.
  3. Mix in mashed bananas.
  4. Add baking soda that has been dissolved in hot milk.
  5. Lastly mix in sifted flour & baking powder. Dont overbeat the batter.
  6. For a cake bake it in a 20cm round pan on 170 C (325 F) for about 45 mins in a convection oven.
  7. This mixture will produce around 18 standard size cupcakes and they are baked at 170 C (325 F) for approx 18-25 mins. You want them to be light golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

I got the recipe from one of my flickr friends Kathryn and I am sure that she dont mind me sharing it with you 😉


Please visit my recipe section if you want recipes for other cupcakes.

You can also visit my tutorial section if you want to learn cupcake decoration techniques that will make your cupcakes look fabulous.

Happy Caking!



  1. Jen says

    Louise – I love your site! Can you tell me if you use unsalted or salted butter for these? I’d like to give them a go…

  2. Kelli says

    The flowers on your cupcakes are GORGEOUS! Did you use the same petunia cutter and veiner as in your tutorial? Also, did you use the same gum paste recipe?

  3. Kirsty says

    have used this recipe for a while now..and i can say that everybody LOVES THEM!!! the only thing i adjusted was the bananas..i used 3 instead of 2

    thank you thank you for this recipe 🙂

  4. cakes to vijayawada says

    Is that is to make a cup cakes? Umm…Thank you Louies for your simple tips. My wife likes banana cakes. I try some time this weekend.

  5. Zoey says

    hey louise!

    awesome recipe! gotta try it this weekend, my boyfriend loves banana, this will be a nice treat for him. Thanks so much!!!

  6. says

    Diana: For this banana recipe I only use salted butter. In fact I always use salted butter whenever baking. But I will then leave out the “extra” salt in the recipes. You can add 3 bananas if that helps. I so love this recipe and they are even better the next day.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Are you a bot? *
Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.