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Recipe: Accidentally Low-Calorie Banana Coconut Cupcakes

September 23, 2015

Okay, so when it comes to vanilla butter cake, chocolate cake, orange almond cake, lemon coconut and the rest of my go-tos... I have regular recipes I use all the time.

 

Banana cake is a different story.

 

It is SO hit and miss with me, and every time I make a good one, I lose the recipe immediately.

 

This madness ends today.

 

We had a metric shittonne (12) of blackening bananas at work and so I decided to take one for the team and make cake.  (Don't stress, my fans at work, the cupcakes are coming this afternoon!)

 

When I'm searching for a banana cake, I usually just google the ingredients I have that I'd like to include. Example: banana coconut butter cake.  Or: banana cinnamon coconut oil cake.  Whatever you have in stock that you'd like to use, the wonderful internet will provide.

 

Today I wanted to use up some aging desicated coconut and I had a load of fresh butter (huzzah!)

 

So The Google sent me this recipe:

 

 http://food.ninemsn.com.au/recipes/ibanana/8345899/coconut-banana-cake

 

 

Thanks, Google.

 

 

Now, I didn't make icing and I didn't make a whole cake for two reasons: I am lazy and also rarely leave enough time to bake a whole cake. 

 

So, cupcakes it was.  

 

The cool thing about cupcakes is, a recipe spreads further.  Unless you're giving away the entire cake yourself (i.e you plan to partake), then I find this REALLY helpful.  Why? Because I want my cake and my favourite jeans, too.  

 

This is a big recipe and I easily got 17 cupcakes out of it. Sure, if you made a square cake you could probably get 16 squares, but in terms of portion control and also 'cuteness', I find cupcakes are better. 

 

Plus they cooked in 20 minutes instead of 50.  Which equals cake-in-face-faster.

 

I pasted the URL of the cake in the recipe section of My Fitness Pal (because = nerd), and at 17 serves, these little babies came out at 228 calories each.  TOTALLY doable. 

 

And the verdict? BLOODY DELICIOUS. A great amount of banana.  So important to use ripe bananas, but not rotten bananas.  I have made many a rotten foot tasting banana cake! 

 

I had one with my morning coffee along with my brother, who's over painting my bathroom today.

What a guy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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