Choc Banana Cupcakes made with Passion

I know I said I wouldn’t make any cake for a while, but these cupcakes were made for D’s birthday. This idea came from having to use up some of the divine passionfruit cream from my passionfruit yoyos recipe. It’s a combination of chocolate chip and banana cupcakes with that delectable fruity cream on top, and it’s a total winner.

Banana and Chocolate Cupcakes (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes 12 cupcakes

  • 2/3 cup pureed banana (about 2 small-medium bananas)
  • 11/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup sunflower oil
  • 1/2 cup oat milk (I used Oatly)
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 45g chopped dairy-free chocolate (optional)

– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade/Gas mark 4

– Line a muffin tray with cupcake cases.

– Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt.

– In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, oat milk, pureed banana and vanilla.

– Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and fold gently.

– Sprinkle on the chopped chocolate (if using) and stir gently with the end of a spoon.

– 2/3 fill cupcake cases and bake for approx. 20 minutes until a knife comes out clean

– Transfer to a wire rack and cool.

Passionfruit Cream (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

  • 1/4 cup dairy-free spread
  • 1 tbsp vegetable fat
  • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 passionfruit, pulp sieved

– Whisk together the spread and vegetable fat until light and fluffy.

– Whisk in alternate amounts of icing sugar and passionfruit pulp until it is all incorporated.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Tiffany says:

    Now you make me want to go bake a batch of cupcakes! 🙂

    1. lucylox says:

      oh, go on.. your girls would love some cupcakes! 😉

  2. Somer says:

    Your cakes are always welcome, especially these darling cupcakes!

  3. These look delicious!! Love the passionfruit cream touch, can’t wait to try!

    1. lucylox says:

      Oh I do hope you try them. The passion fruit cream is divine! 🙂

  4. mmmarzipan says:

    they look amazing! 🙂

    1. lucylox says:

      You must try the passion fruit cream…. It’s out of this world!

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