Chocolate & Banana Cupcakes

By 13th January 2019 No Comments

Disclaimer: The following recipe has been taken and adapted from Making Cupcakes with Lola.


January is known to be called the ‘Monday’ of all months. As a nation, we are all coming down after the hustle and bustle of the festive season. However, if you’re feeling the January blues, I have the perfect sweet treat to help. These Chocolate & Banana cupcakes are the ultimate indulgent dessert. I would also advise on accompanying each cupcake with a hot chocolate to maximise the chocolate taste further – mmmm!



Mixture: (Makes 14)

230g              GF Self Raising Flour

1 tsp               Ground Cinnamon

2                     Eggs

200g              Caster Sugar

100g              Vegetable Oil

2                     Bananas (ripe and mashed)

1 ½ tbsp       Oat Milk (warm)

1 tsp               GF Baking Powder

30g                DF Chocolate (grated)


Chocolate Buttercream:

135g               DF Butter

410g               Icing Sugar

45g                 Cocoa Powder

6 tbsp            Oat Milk

1                      Banana (sliced into 14 pieces to decorate)

50g                 DF Chocolate (grated)




  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees.
  2. With an electric mixer, mix the eggs and sugar until thick and pale.
  3. Add the oil and beat until smooth.
  4. Add the mashed bananas and beat until all the ingredients are combined.
  5. Mix the warm milk and baking powder together and add to the mixture.
  6. After this, add in the sifted flour, cinnamon and grated chocolate. Beat on a low speed until all the ingredients are combined.
  7. Divide the mixture between 14 cupcake cases.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for around 20-25 minutes.
  9. The cupcakes will be ready to take out the oven once they have risen and are a golden-brown colour. You can also check if the cupcakes are cooked by inserting a skewer into the middle of each cupcake and be sure it comes out clean.
  10. Leave the cupcakes to cool before decorating.


Chocolate Buttercream:

  1. Beat the butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until thick and creamy.
  2. Add in the icing sugar and cocoa powder and beat on a low speed until the mixture is combined.
  3. Slowly pour in the milk and beat the mixture for a further couple of minutes.
  4. Spread the frosting over each cupcake with a spoon or piping bag.
  5. Place the chocolate sprinkles around the edge of each cupcake, or you can also cover each entire cupcake.
  6. Finish by placing a slice of banana on the top.


Please let me know if you give these cupcakes a try!

Greta x

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