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Banana Cupcake Recipe

Written By Angela Steffi on Monday, October 10, 2016 | 10:33:00 PM

Hello friends welcome to Steffi's recipes. Today let’s see how to make banana cupcake recipe. When it comes to baking many of us might not have oven at home but don’t worry today we will make muffin both in oven as well as in pressure cooker and I can guarantee you both method tastes amazing.If you have leftover bananas at home then this is the perfect recipe to make use of that fully ripened bananas. This recipe makes 12 cup cakes,so I am going to bake 8 in Oven and 4 in the Pressure Cooker.


Serving Size           : 4 people (makes 12 cup cakes)

Preparation Time  : 5 minutes

Cooking Time        : 20 minutes
Quantity Ingredients
Fully ripe Bananas
1 3/4 cup All purpose flour /  Maida
1/2 cup  Vegetable Oil
2 large Eggs
3/4 cup Sugar
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt

Cooking Method

Step 1) Preheat the Oven 400 Fahrenheit or 200 Celsius. Before preheating the pressure Cooker
           *add salt - Salt is used to retain the heat (a layer of 1/2 inch thickness)

           *and then place a wire rack - to prevent direct heating and browning

           *and then a perforated plate and close the cooker.

We need to preheat the cooker for 15 minutes on a medium heat without adding the Cooker weight.


Step 2) For making banana muffins we need 3 fully ripe bananas. In a large bowl first add the bananas and with a help of a fork mash them nicely until you get a paste like consistency, it should still have some small chunks in it, which adds texture to the muffins.If you are using small bananas then we need 1 cup after mashing.


Step 3) After mashing add vegetable oil ,eggs, vanilla extract, sugar and mix everything together .Once combined add All purpose flour / Maida then along with this add baking powder, Baking Soda and a pinch of salt,mix all the ingredients together and this is how it looks it should not be very thick and at the same time should not be watery. Finally add the chocolate chips to this and mix this in and incorporate nicely.I have use semi-sweet Chocolate.



Step 4) Now lets line the cup cake tray with some muffin liners.Then take a scoop of batter and fill into the muffin liners.If you want you can add some chocolate chips on the top. Fill the liners to about 3/4th do not overfill them. Bake this in the oven Oven for 16 - 20 minutes (It took exactly 18 minutes for me)


Step 5) And now for the cooker we cannot keep them directly inside,because there will be lot of heat transferred from the cooker to the base of the cupcakes and it will have a burnt taste and since we are not using a muffin pan we need to add further stability to the cupcake liners so I found that trimmed paper cups works excellent for this purposed.Cut the paper cups to about the same height of the muffin liners and place the cup cake liner inside and again take a scoop of batter and fill into the muffin liners.(do not use plastic cups)


Step 6) Place the Filled Cup cake cups on a plate (I have used ever silver masala box). They are ready to go inside the cooker.Bake this for 16 - 20 minutes without adding the cooker weight on a medium heat.The cooking time will vary depending on the amount of batter used in each mold.After 16 -17 minutes check it once if you insert a tooth pick it should come out clean. If it is not ready you need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.


Since we have kept them side the paper cups the bottom will will stay clear and there is no burnt marks.


Our Delicious Cup cakes are ready to be served, Since we have added Bananas and Chocolate chips I don't prefer any butter cream topping on the top. Because Banana Cup cake by itself tastes awesome.



About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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  2. Hai steffi, i tried this recipe. In this top got cracked and the bottom is not cooked properly... can u guide me whats the reason?

  3. This is a good post. This post give truly quality information. I’m definitely going to look into it. Really very useful tips are provided here. Thank you so much. Keep up the good works.
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  4. Hi sisy hw r u? Hw s ur baby i watch all your videos 2?morrow gonna try this cake.. my kid like cup cakes but she wont like eggs... how to prepare without egg. Instead of egg what i can use pls rply me

  5. Hi steffi... i tried this cake it came out very well.... u r my great inspiration for cooking

  6. Can i try strawberry instead of banana... n rest the same recipe....