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. Selina S says

    I made this recipe a few weeks ago and added a tsp of banana extract to make the cupcake as banana-ie as possible. They were fantastic! I received a request to make these for a birthday but have to do a two tiered cake on the same day! Any chance you’ve made these and frozen them for a later time? Thanks!

  2. megan says

    i was trying to decide on a cupcake recipe and found yours and waaalaa this is the banana cake recipe i use anyway! its a sign! haha always go with the old trusty recipes (i found it in edmonds cookbook when my grandad gave it to me when i was about 8!) so it really is a tried and true recipe, thanks for the inspiration to revisit some childhood baking 🙂

  3. says

    hi, i’ve been trying the chocolate butter cream frosting but i didn’t get the fluffy texture as seen in the picture. i am not sure if what makes it wrong? can you share some technique on how to make if smooth and fluffy? thaks

  4. Joanne says

    I made these this morning. I thought I was going to be left with a bowlful of curdled mess after I added everything together, before the flour, but wow, I needn’t have worried. They turned out so light and fluffy and bananary! Delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  5. teuku says

    Hi there, Louise.

    I have a question related to the measurment in this recipe.. by tbsp did you mean regular table spoon?

    Thanks, I am a newbie in making cakes and slfound the recipe easy to follow. But usually liquids measured with mililitre so this is a little bit confusing. 🙂

  6. says

    Just tried this recipe, boy… the title really suits the result! It really is the best, this cupcake is so airy and moist. I made this for a baby shower, hope these babies will be a hit!

  7. Morgan says

    I’ve been using this recipe for some time, and I thought it’s about time I write a comment and tell everyone who’s reading this for the first time that these cupcakes are UTTERLY AMAZING!! Like seriously amazing!! Everyone is always so impressed when I bake them, they’re so light yet moist! Freaking a-ma-zinggggg!!

    COOK THEM, COOK THEM NOWWWW!!!! You won’t regret it!!

    • Louise says

      Morgan, I am so happy that you are as thrilled as me when it comes to this recipe. Because they are AMAZING!!!! 🙂

  8. Jackie Hunter says

    These cupcakes are great!!!love them! I just gotta stop being lazy and decorate them! 🙂
    Thanks for the recipe!

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