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Banana Maple Cupcakes


This is an adaptation of the vanilla cupcakes and it ridiculously more-ish.

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  • 125 butter
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 155 g self-raising flour
  • 1 ripe banana
  • mashed
  • 50 g pecans
  • chopped
  • 145 g icing sugar
  • 85 g unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsps maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp milk


servings 12
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Preheat the oven to gas mark 5. Line a cupcake tray with cases.

Step 2

Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract and then fold in the flour, banana and pecans.

Step 3

Divide between the cupcake cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Leave to cool in the tray for 5 minutes and then remove and cool on a cooling rack.

Step 4

Whilst the cakes are cooling mix the icing sugar, unsalted butter and maple syrup together with the milk to create a smooth icing. Spread over the cakes and then serve and enjoy!


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