Banana cupcakes

This banana cupcakes recipe shows how to make banana cupcakes.  The bananas on top are made from marzipan and the cupcake mixture contains a small amount of diced banana.  The marzipan bananas on the top are almost too nice to eat!

Ingredients – 6/8 cupcakes

  • 75g basic cupcake mix
  • 60 chopped banana
  • Marzipan – enough to make 16 bananas and a circle on each cupcake
  • Green edible food dust
  • Brown food colouring
  • Pale yellow banana flavour buttercream
  • Ready to roll icing (white)
  • Icing sugar to dust

Getting everything ready

  1. Take a small piece of marzipan and mould it into a simple banana shape – if you find it a bit sticky, use a small amount of icing sugar on your fingers.
  2. Take a small amount of green edible dusting powder and use a small paint brush to brush a small amount on the tips of your bananas.
  3. Use a small paint brush to carefully paint lines of brown food colouring along the edges of the bananas.  The bananas will keep for several days in a tin.
  4. Make a pale yellow banana flavoured buttercream.
  5. Make the basic cupcake mix and add a small amount of diced banana – use a small firm banana and gently fold it into the mixture after the flour has been added.  Bake and allow to cool.


  • Place a small touch of buttercream onto each cupcake.
  • Lightly dust your work surface and small rolling pin with some icing sugar.
  • Roll out the marzipan quite thinly.  Use a plain pastry cutter to cut out circles of marzipan slightly smaller than the top of the cupcake.
  • Place the marzipan circles onto the cupcakes.
  • Place another small touch of buttercream onto the marzipan and do the same with the ready to roll icing.
  • Place the marzipan bananas in the centre of the banana cupcakes.
  • Fill a small paper piping bag fitted with a small plain tube with the banana flavoured buttercream and pipe dots of buttercream around the edges of the banana cupcakes.

Watch these banana cupcakes being made

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