An overripe banana is a must ingredient for making delicious banana cupcakes. If you don’t have an oven to bake a banana cake, you may try to make this soft and fluffy steamed banana cake. You may make it into small banana cupcakes by steaming it in ramekins or make it a small cake by steaming it in a 6-inch square baking pan.

Another way of dealing with overripe bananas is making them into banana cakes and banana fritter balls. Check out these recipes so you won’t have to waste any bananas anymore.

Yields: 6 cupcakes

CHINESE VERSION: 蒸香蕉杯子蛋糕

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Steamed Banana Cupcakes | MyKitchen101en

Ingredients:

  • 150 g (½ cup mashed) overripe bananas
  • 2 eggs (grade A/size: L)
  • 140 g (½ cup + 2 tbsps.) fine sugar
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 60 g (¼ cup) evaporated milk
  • 70 g (5 tbsps.) corn oil
  • 150 g (1 cup + 3 tbsps.) plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Instructions:

1 Line 6 ramekins (6-oz/175-ml) with parchment paper.

 

2 Bring the water of the steamer to a boil (the amount of water should be enough for 25 minutes of steaming).

3 Mash bananas with fork, set aside.

4 Whisk together eggs, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl until combined.

5 Combine 1000 ml of water with 400 ml of hot water in a large steel bowl to yield 45°C/113°F of warm water.

6 Place the mixing bowl in warm water, then whisk the egg mixture over medium speed until stiff. (Reminder: You need to stop for a few times during this process to avoid overheating of the equipment.)

7 The egg mixture is stiff (the ribbons formed by egg mixture will stay on surface for a while before dissolving slowly).

8 Add evaporated milk and corn oil to mashed bananas, mix well.

9 Add ½ portion of beaten eggs to banana mixture, mix until combined.

 

10 Whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda, then sieve into banana egg mixture, mix until combined.

11 Add in the remaining beaten eggs, mix gently using hand whisk.

12 Fold the batter gently until well combined using spatula.

13 Pour the batter into lined ramekins, tap a few times on counter top to burst large bubbles.

14 Steam over high heat for 25 minutes.

15 Steamed banana cupcakes are ready to be served!


Reminder:

If you don’t have ramekins, you may steam the cake using a 6-inch square baking pan. The steaming time is 45 minutes over high heat (do not open the steamer before 30 minutes or the cake might collapse).


banana cupcakes

Steamed Banana Cupcakes

If you don’t have an oven to bake a banana cake, you may try to make this soft and fluffy steamed banana cake.
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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine No-Bake, Southeast Asia
Servings 6 large pieces
Calories 313 kcal

Equipment

  • 6 ramekins (6-oz/175-ml) first option
  • 1 square baking pan (6-inch) second option

Ingredients
 
 

  • 150 g mashed overripe bananas ½ cup
  • 2 eggs grade A/size: L
  • 140 g fine sugar ½ cup + 2 tbsps
  • tsp salt
  • 60 g evaporated milk ¼ cup
  • 70 g corn oil 5 tbsps
  • 150 g plain flour 1 cup + 3 tbsps
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Instructions
 

  • Line 6 ramekins (6-oz/175-ml) with parchment paper.
  • Bring the water of the steamer to a boil (the amount of water should be enough for 25 minutes of steaming).
  • Mash bananas with fork, set aside.
  • Whisk together eggs, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl until combined.
  • Combine 1000 ml of water with 400 ml of hot water in a large steel bowl to yield 45°C/113°F of warm water.
  • Place the mixing bowl in warm water, then whisk the egg mixture over medium speed until stiff. (Reminder: You need to stop for a few times during this process to avoid overheating of the equipment.)
  • The egg mixture is stiff (the ribbons formed by egg mixture will stay on surface for a while before dissolving slowly).
  • Add evaporated milk and corn oil to mashed bananas, mix well.
  • Add ½ portion of beaten eggs to banana mixture, mix until combined.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda, then sieve into banana egg mixture, mix until combined.
  • Add in the remaining beaten eggs, mix gently using hand whisk.
  • Fold the batter gently until well combined using spatula.
  • Pour the batter into lined ramekins, tap a few times on counter top to burst large bubbles.
  • Steam over high heat for 25 minutes.
  • Steamed banana cupcakes are ready to be served!

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Notes

This recipe yields 6 (6-oz/175-ml) cupcakes
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 cupcake. 
 
Alternatively, 
If you don’t have ramekins, you may steam the cake using a 6-inch square baking pan. The steaming time is 45 minutes over high heat (do not open the steamer before 30 minutes or the cake might collapse).
 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 313kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 243mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 119IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 2mg
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