Perfect Banana Cake/Cupcake

Banana Muffin

Perfect to bake as layer cakes, cupcakes or loaf !!

Perfect Banana Cake/Cupcake
Recipe source: Julie

Ingredients:
2 ¼ cups all- purpose flour
1 – 1½ cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup oil or butter (use butter for cupcakes)
2 eggs
2 large ripe bananas
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda

Method:
Mix flour, salt and baking powder and keep aside.
Mash bananas smoothly with a fork and keep aside
Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until almost fluffy. (Or mix sugar and oil)
Add one egg at a time and beat well.
Add bananas and vanilla and mix well.
Add baking soda to buttermilk (it will start to froth)
Add flour alternately with buttermilk to banana mixture and beat well to combine.
Pour batter into 2 9” inch greased pan or 12-15 cupcake molds.
Bake for approx. 30-35 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. (Baking time varies for cake and cupcake)
Cool in the pan for 10 mins and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Serve with or without frosting…tasty either way!

Notes:
You can add 1 cup chocolate chips or nuts. Toss chips or nuts in 1 tbsp flour before adding or they will sink to the bottom.
Ideal for making layer cakes; frost with buttercream or peanut butter frosting.

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