Monday, 10 September 2007

Lime & Banana Cupcakes

As Liz mentioned, we noticed the new cupcake event over here at Quirky Cupcake, and knew we just had to contribute! I managed to find a recipe for these cupcakes as I had overripe bananas which had to be used. The original recipe was for a sticky lime syrup which would be delicious but I like the idea of frosting much more!

This recipe only created 7 largish cupcakes, which we sponge-y and tasty

2 small bananas
50g soft butter
110g (3/4 cup) self-raising flour
75g (1/3 cup) sugar
1 egg
2 tbs milk
1 lime, rind finely grated

Lime Frosting
100grams Philly cream cheese
50grams stick butter
1 ½ cups sifted icing sugar
1 lime, rind finely grated
1 tablespoon lime juice

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Mash the bananas. Place the bananas, soft butter, flour, sugar, egg, milk and lime rind in a medium mixing bowl and beat combined. Do not overbeat.

Spoon the banana mixture into the patty pans and bake in the preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.

To make the frosting, bring the butter and cream cheese to room temperature.

Combine the icing sugar, butter, cream cheese, lime juice and rind in a bowl and beat butter and cheese at medium speed until creamy.

You can add more sugar/lime juice until you get to the consistency you like.


1 comment:

Deborah said...

What an original recipe! I would have never thought of putting banana and lime together!