Banana Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

  Banana and Salted Caramel Cupcakes

You have to make this frosting – you won’t regret it, I promise! I first made it for these salted caramel cupcakes and I have to say it hands down the best frosting I’ve ever tasted! Needless to say it only took a couple of days before I was looking for an excuse to make it again. So here it is – brown sugar banana cupcakes with salted caramel buttercream frosting.

Banana cupcakes with salted caramel frosting

Ingredients –

For the cupcakes –
40g/ 1 1/2oz/ 1/3 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
110g/ 2/3 cup soft light brown sugar
1 egg
100ml/ 1/2 cup whole milk, at room temperature
1 ripe banana
100g/ 3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt

For the salted caramel –
35g/ 2 tbsp unsalted butter
50g/ 1/4 cup soft brown sugar
25g / 1 tbsp golden syrup
50ml/ 1/4 cup double cream
1 tsp sea salt

For the frosting –
225g/ 1 3/4 cup icing sugar/ powdered sugar
55g/ 2oz/ 1/2 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tbsp whole milk
4 tablespoons salted caramel sauce

makes 6-7 cupcakes

Banana cupcakes with salted caramel frosting

To make the cupcakes –
– Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F/ gas mark 4 and line a cupcake or muffin tin with cupcake cases.
– Cream together the butter and sugar.
– Whisk in the egg until the mixture is light and creamy.
– Blend together the banana and milk then whisk into the egg, butter and sugar.
– Fold in the flour, baking powder and salt.
– Stir in the salted caramel sauce.
– Spoon the mixture into the cupcakes cases, filling each one about 2/3 full.
– Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden brown.
– Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the frosting –
– Melt the butter, sugar and syrup on a low heat in a heavy based saucepan. Turn up to a simmer and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the cream and salt and cook for another minute. Leave to cool.
– Beat together the cooled caramel sauce with the butter, icing sugar and milk until soft peaks form.
– Pipe or spread the icing onto the cooled cupcakes and drizzle any remaining caramel sauce on the top.

Banana cupcakes with salted caramel frosting

22 thoughts on “Banana Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

  1. Beautiful cupcakes!!! I might try this for my daughter’s upcoming princess birthday tea party! Who can resist salted caramel? Not I!!! Delish!

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  3. So my second batch is currently in the oven. The first turned out okay I just needed more!
    The cakes seem moist and have risen well.
    The recipe is easy enough to follow and the flavours are good so far (not iced yet!)
    I’m looking forward to trying the finished product. My kitchen smells amazing!

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