Banana Milkshake Cupcakes

Banana milkshake cupcakes; fluffy little cakes swirled with light sweet buttercream icing, laced with the nostalgic flavour of banana milkshake! 

I’m probably the world’s worst student.

I drink about once every 4 months, I never use our university’s library facilities, I still live at home, and I don’t even know how to use the university’s printers. I feel like I was born to be 40, and I think I’m ok with that.

The reason I say this is our dissertation writing is in full swing, and I only have two exams left after that until I graduate, eek! What does the next chapter of life hold? Who even knows??

Amidst this academic discomfort and general life confuddlement, sugar and gluten remain a pleasant constant in my life. These Banana Milkshake Cupcakes are a perfect homage to that.

Perfectly fluffy banana milkshake flavoured cakes swirled with impossibly light sweet banana milkshake buttercream, topped off with a retro foam banana. These are the cupcakes you didn’t even know you needed.

I made these cakes for the first time a few months ago, after the success of the Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes, and they did not disappoint. I’ve even made these by request for someone’s birthday! These are totally the kind of cakes that will make you look really skilled in the kitchen, and give the impression that you have your sh*t together, even if you really don’t. And guess what? That’s ok, because these cakes are just as delicious as they are easy and simple to make. If you can find milkshake powder, you can make these cakes.

Anyway, that’s enough existential contemplation for one day, here’s the recipe.

To make these banana milkshake cupcakes, start by preheating your oven – 180 degrees for conventional ovens or 160 degrees for fan – and lining a 12-hole or two 6-hole muffin tins with some paper cases.

Weigh your butter/margarine, banana milkshake powder, flour and eggs into a large bowl all at once and beat well until fully combined and smooth.

Spoon the mixture evenly into your cupcake cases and pop the cupcakes into the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden and springy to touch.

Cool the cakes in their tins for 5-10 minutes before removing them and allowing to cool completely on wire racks.

Meanwhile make the fluffy banana milkshake buttercream.

Place your butter and sift half your icing sugar into a large bowl and beat well until incorporated.

Add in the remaining sugar, the milkshake powder and a small splash of milk (if necessary to loosen) and beat well again until incorporated.

If using, add a little yellow food colouring until you reach a nice pastel yellow colour.

Beat the buttercream vigorously until the mixture has become paler in colour and is light and fluffy. If you are using a food mixer, simply put it on its highest setting with the beater attachment and leave it to whip up for a few minutes. If you’re making the icing by hand, just beat it until it looks a little fluffier!

Spoon your whipped up icing into a piping bag and pipe a big swirl of the buttercream onto your cakes, or just use a knife to spread icing generously onto each one.

Top the banana milkshake cupcakes with some foam bananas, sprinkles, paper straws or whatever else you like.

These banana milkshake cupcakes have become a bit of a Maverick Baking classic, if you’re the observant type, you might have noticed it’s these cupcakes that are smeared all over my face in my profile pictures!

I know you’ll love them if you try them, why not give it a go?

 

Banana Milkshake Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Banana Milkshake Cupcakes

Banana milkshake cupcakes; fluffy little cakes swirled with light sweet buttercream icing, laced with the nostalgic flavour of banana milkshake!

Ingredients

    For the banana milkshake cupcakes:
  • 200g softened butter or margarine
  • 200g Nesquik banana milkshake powder (or any other kind with sugar as the main ingredient)
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g self-raising flour
    For the banana milkshake buttercream icing:
  • 250g softened unsalted butter
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 150g Nesquik banana milkshake powder
  • Yellow food colouring paste (optional)
  • Foam bananas, sprinkles and straws to decorate (optional)

Instructions

    For the cupcakes:
  1. Preheat your oven – 180 degrees for conventional ovens or 160 degrees for fan – and line a 12-hole or two 6-hole muffin tins with some paper cases.
  2. Weigh your butter/margarine, milkshake powder, flour and eggs into a large bowl all at once and beat well until fully combined and smooth.
  3. Spoon the mixture evenly into your cupcake cases and pop the cupcakes into the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden and springy to touch.
  4. Cool the cakes in their tins for 5-10 minutes before removing them and allowing to cool completely on wire racks.
    For the buttercream:
  1. Place your butter and sift half your icing sugar into a large bowl and beat well until incorporated.
  2. Add in the remaining sugar, the milkshake powder and a small splash of milk (if necessary to loosen) and beat well again until incorporated.
  3. If using, add a little food colouring until you reach a nice pastel yellow colour.
  4. Beat the buttercream vigorously until the mixture has become paler in colour and is light and fluffy. If you are using a food mixer, simply put it on its highest setting with the beater attachment and leave it to whip up for a few minutes. If you’re making the icing by hand, just beat it until it looks a little fluffier!
  5. Spoon your whipped up icing into a piping bag and pipe a big swirl of the buttercream onto your cakes, or just use a knife to spread icing generously onto each one.
  6. Top the banana milkshake cupcakes with some foam bananas, sprinkles, paper straws or whatever else you like.
  7. Enjoy!

*You can make these into strawberry, chocolate or vanilla milkshake cupcakes just by changing the milkshake powder flavour!

http://maverickbaking.com/banana-milkshake-cupcakes/

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2 Replies to “Banana Milkshake Cupcakes”

  1. This recipe is amazing, Kelly. The banana flavor makes them super delicious.

    1. Kelly Cletheroe Kelly Cletheroe says: Reply

      Thank you so much, glad to hear it! I’m a big fan too, bananas are a favourite of mine!

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