- 240g self-raising flour
- 140g golden caster sugar
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…
- 240g egg-free mayonnaise
- 2 large or 3 small ripe bananas, mashed
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- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 25g vegan dark chocolate chip
For the icing
- 80g vegan margarine
- 250g icing sugar
- 25ml vegan milk (we used almond milk)
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…
- 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
Peanut butter starts with dry roasting peanuts, which concentrates and heightens their flavour…
Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 31⁄2. Line muffin tins with 16 cases. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, 1⁄2 tsp salt and bicarbonate of soda. In a second bowl or a jug, mix the mayonnaise, mashed bananas and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a spoon until just combined (don’t overmix or your cupcakes will be heavy). Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 20 mins.
When the cupcakes come out of the oven, sprinkle the chocolate chips over – they will melt and then harden again, so don’t touch them.
For the icing, combine the vegan margarine and icing sugar in an electric mixer, then add the vegan milk and continue to mix on a slow speed until completely combined. Turn the mixer up and combine for a further 3 mins. Finally, stir in the peanut butter. Pipe or simply spread the icing on top of the cakes. Store in an airtight container and eat within 2 days.