It’s been a while since I last tried doing something cake-related, so decided to modify one of my earlier ideas (which in itself was a twist on something else I’d seen online) and created another batch of an old favourite, with a new twist – banana cupcakes, with Smarties mixed in. Who hasn’t got time for Smarties?
This is an easy recipe to follow, and isn’t too time-consuming.
230 grams (1 3/4 cups) self-raising flour
150 grams (3/4 cup) granulated white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
120 grams (1/2 cup) melted butter or margarine
2 large bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Roughly two and a half tubes’ worth of Smarties (or chocolate chips for a similar result)
This mixture will yield 22 cupcakes.
In one bowl combine your flour, sugar & salt. In another combine your eggs, butter, mashed bananas & vanilla. Tip one into the other and mix together, but don’t worry so much about making a smooth mix – it still needs to be lumpy ideally.
Mix in the Smarties, then spoon into each cake case.
Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4 (180C or 350F), then place in the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes.
They turned out great! Banana cake is always nice, regardless of what you add to it, and isn’t too difficult to make, so I’d recommend something like this if you’re looking for something simple but fun.