Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Steamed Banana Cupcakes



I have two bananas in the freezer waiting for me to use it and then I came across this recipe while browsing through tastespotting.com. Hers looked really good, so soft and fluffy that I just need to give this a try. What can I say, this steamed banana cupcake is truly delicious! It's just like what she said, sooooooo good!



I added 1/4 tsp. banana essence into mine as American banana is not as fragrant as the one sold in Malaysia. We finished the rest of the banana cupcakes the next day and they were still soft and fluffy. Really good and you all should try it.

My Adapted recipe below:

Ingredients:

(A)
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
(B)
1 1/8 cup self raising flour
1/8 tsp. baking soda
(C)
2 bananas, mashed
1/4 tsp. banana essence
(D)
1/4 cup + 1/8 cup canola oil ( or vegetable oil)

Method:

1. Sieve B in a bowl, set aside.

2. Beat A until thick, fluffy and foamy.

3. Add C into A mixture. Stir in B alternatively with D. Scoop into a paper lined silicon cupcakes until 3/4 full.

4. Steam in a steamer for 15 minutes.

31 comments:

singairishgirl said...

Oh yum yum, I would like to try that recipe. Thanks.

daphne said...

steamed? now that's new to me. =)

Lia said...

i love everthing with banana, ur cup cake seems very delicous ;)

Baking Fiend said...

wow... i was just toking abt banana cakes with elyn and now i see this! *drools* looks really soft and moist! great job!

btw, i found a local supermart selling bluekey bao flour. :)

Sweet Jasmine said...

wow..lovely cakes...yet so easy to make....would give it a try...

Ning's Mummy said...

These looks good, I almost want to make them now...

suesue said...

Hmmmm... this is the first time I came accross a steamed version of banana cupcakes. Going to try this Saturday.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yes D, do try! Some how eating this steamed version of banana muffin makes it seem healthier. The texture is light and thus feel less guilty. Hahaha...

Yes Daphne! You should try it!

Thanks Lia. :)

Thanks Baking Fiend. You should make this, the steamed version is better than the baked one, IMO. But since I don't have a big steamer, it took me three rounds to finish steaming 12 cupcakes. Hmmm... maybe I should invest in a big steamer?? Oh great, you found the bluekey bao flour, if you make it with your breadmachine, remember to post your result. I'm keen to read about it. :)

Thanks Sweet Jasmine. Yes yes, do try and post your finished product!

Thanks Ning's Mummy! Make this when you have over-ripe bananas. You won't be disappointed! :)

Cool! SueSue, remember to post your steamed banana cupcakes ya! This is truely very delicious!

vb said...

I saw this on tastespotting too and think it looks delicious but was skeptical coz I sometimes think (ok, agree I am prejudiced) that angmo tastebuds not same as ours. I am so glad u tried and give it yr thumbs up. I will definately be making it soon. Tks so much!

tricia said...

Steamed? Looks good. Will give it a try ... soon!

I Cook4Fun said...

Interesting... never eat a steamed banana cupcake before. This recipe will be in my 'recipe to try' file.

tigerfish said...

Sounds easy...and now you say don't need an oven....hmmmmm....maybe can try. :P

Mochachocolata Rita said...

wow...this reminds me of kue mangkok in indonesia, but they generally don't make banana ones...I WANT! mau mau mau mau

Anonymous said...

hi little corner of mine

i tried this steamed banana muffin but after steaming for 15mins, it wasn't ready because there is still some sticky part, so i steam for another 15mins more, but the muffins doesn't seem to rise n it still looked unbaked, y is it so?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hahaha vb! She is not angmoh lah. She is Chinese based in Singapore. I don't think angmoh steam their cakes at all. :P Lots of asian posted their pictures in tastespotting too. :)

Tricia, yes steam, give it a try!

Gert, that's great because it's really YUM!

Yes Yes Tigerfish! You can steam this jewel!

Hehe Rita. Mau ah, make lah! :D

Hmmmm...Anon, after steaming for 30minutes still uncooked? How could it be? Normally steamed cupcakes is done in 15-20 mins max. Did you use bigger pan? Other size pan will require different steaming time, but for cupcakes it should be cooked in 20 mins max in boiling water. HIH!

Anonymous said...

Hi
Ya i used a big cooking wok n steam it, so does it mean i require more steaming time, plus i already use self-raising flour but the the whole thing jus doesn't rise at all, wodering whats is wrong somewhere.
What does it mean by 'whisk the egg n sugar until ribbon stage? i don't understand what is ribbon stage?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Ok Anon, now I understand your problem. Your cupcakes failed to rise is because you under beat your eggs and sugar. Beat until ribbon stage means you beat until when you draw a ribbon with your beaters on the batter, the ribbon will be there for a few seconds. Also means beat until the batter double/triple the size and foamy. This created air that will make your cupcake rise, like making sponge cake.

It's fine to use the wok, I used my wok to steam too. Maybe yours was denser in texture and took longer to steam? Not sure why after 30 mins still not cooked though.

amandalwh said...

Thanks for trying the recipe LCOM! and i must say, yours looks cute. :P cute things come in small packages yea? i should get myself a smaller muffin pan too. =X you are a wonderful mum! look at those healthy and yummy food u make! *drool*

Amanda

Anonymous said...

oh ok, thank so much for explaining.
now at least i am clearer.
by the way, if i am trying to bake any spongecake, do u think i will need to shorten the baking time if
i am using a small pan?

ting said...

hello lcom,

mine turned out soft and fluffy too:) seems like steamed cakes are yummy too haha ;p

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Amanda and thanks for dropping by my blog. I should thank you for sharing this fantastic recipe. It's my keeper recipe now too! :)

Hi Anon,
Yes, the baking time is according to the baking pan size. BTW, follow the link below to ting's blog to look at the picture of ribbon stage. She hyperlink ribbon stage in her blog, go take a look.

Hi Ting,
Just came back from your blog. Yours look perfect! Yes, steamed cake is indeed yummy! Hehe...

-Berenice- said...

Hi!! I love your blog and your daughters are reallyreally adorable!

I tried this recipe and I thought u might wanna check it out. :)


http://sweetie-tooth.blogspot.com/2008/04/steamed-banana-cake.html

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Berenice. Would love to check it out! :)

Anonymous said...

1/4 cup + 1/8 cup canola oil ( or vegetable oil)

in D can i what is 1/4 cup? is that water?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Anon,

It means 1/4 cup canola oil + 1/8 cup canola oil. Or vegetable oil if you are using those.

Bento Mania said...

I've tried banana cupcakes before, But I think this one is unique. Want to try it soon. Thanks for sharing.

Little Corner of Mine said...

This one is delicious Bento Mania, hope you like it.

Anonymous said...

Hi. Excellent straight-forward directions...I just bought a new food steamer a couple weeks ago (one of the $20 ones from Walmart) and am so looking forward to making these steamed mufins. We always have leftover bananas, and this recipe is so quick. Thanks a lot.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Anon, feedback to me after you made this steamed banana muffin okay? ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi LCM: Well, I made the steamed banana muffins this morning and they turned out beautifully without a hitch. Wish I could post pics here. I will try and do so on your FB LCM wall. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks so much.

Little Corner of Mine said...

You are welcome Anon, so glad that you liked it. :)