Saturday, 6 September 2014

Kathryn Bakes: Banana, Honey & Meringue Cupcakes

Yesterday I opted for a slightly different baking technique for cupcakes that contains no butter using a recipe I found in the new Cupcake Heaven magazine. If you have read my posts before you will know that whenever I use a recipe they mostly always come out wrong, so yup *sigh* to my surprise these you could say came out wrong but I would much prefer to say that they 'weren't exactly what I was going for'. 

Not that they aren't nice because they really are, they just aren't really what I would usually look for in a cupcake. If you like a solid cake such as a banana loaf then voila, this is for you. If, however, you have a sweet tooth like me and love butter cream with a light sponge then maybe another one of my recipes would suit you. Either way here is the recipe for Banana, honey & meringue cupcakes: 

P.s this is a small batch that only makes 6

For the cupcakes you will need:

  • 150 g of plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashes
  • 1 medium free range egg
  • 40 ml of sunflower oil
  • 75g of honey
  • 80 g of chopped almonds 

For the meringue frosting you will need:

  • 2 free range egg whites
  • 100 g of caster sugar
  • A pinch of cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 
  • Pearls and banana chips to decorate
  1. Pre heat the over to 180 degrees C and line a muffin tin with 6 cases 
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl
  3. Whisk together the bananas, eggs, sunflower oil and honey to combine and then tip in the dry ingredients. Beat until smooth then add the almonds
  4. Spoon in the mixture and bake for 20 mins. Cool in the tins or a few minutes then place on a wire rack 
  5. For the meringue, mix the egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar in a heatproof bowl and place over a pan of boiling water. Whisk until a sugar thermometer reads 60 degrees C then remove from heat
  6. Continue whisking till peaks form, add vanilla then chill for 10-15 mins in the frige
  7. Spoon into a piping bag and pipe a swirl on top of each cupcake
  8. To finish I added yellow sprinkles and a banana chip!

I love seeing other peoples creations so if you are a baker or happen to use one of my recipes (in my dreams) then please give me a taggg on instagram or twitter (: 

Happy baking beauts x 


  1. These look delicious & so cute, even though they weren't what you hoped they would be. I'm also like you and have a sweet tooth so I probably wouldn't be a huge fan of these! x

    Beauty with charm