19 July 2012

Banoffee Split Cupcakes

'Bedtime Stories' by Madonna

This cake is better than sex.
Quite a statement and I'm sure I will have to face the music when visiting Wolverhampton, there will be disapproving looks and a comment like 'so I read your recent post Mitha, hmmmm interesting', I take it you're not seeing anyone yet?'.
 Before the floods of emails come in - I have not succumbed to 'Fifty Shades Of Grey', trust me the only shades of grey I get to see are out my window every day. In fact this bold post and sexy cupcake has been fuelled by quite a few events over the week. 
Don't we all deserve a lavish cupcake with a lot of cream, sprinkles, toffee crisp and banana chips (got to have something healthy-ish). Ladies in particular don't you just want to eat cake without feeling heavy after? This is what figured...

Men are like cakes.
They look good, smell good,
and after a few slices you realise you've just taken on some extra weight.

That's right I'm sensing about 100,000 cyber high fives right about now, my hand is up there waiting for yours! If not I've lost the 200 followers on twitter I worked a flipping year for. I thought of the above phrase when sitting in London Fields park one afternoon and noticed a couple eat cake. Apart from wanting to vomit, the very pretty lady fed her partner, then randomly flipped, stormed off and left him sitting there with butter cream smothered on his face. I wonder what he said to piss her off?! Maybe it was 'babe is this salted or unsalted butter?'. Anyway as you can tell I'm slightly anti men at the moment, actually most of the time I am. It was time I expressed myself a little more, not being scared or worried what others might think after typing sex and cake together.

It's all Madonna's fault for being so cool and expressive, which has ultimately led to this post. Her performance in Hyde Park was theatrically stunning, she has an incredible body and a multicoloured  aura that I sensed from miles away. Make these bad boys and taste how this sponge is light, soft, moist and very tasty.

Get creative and start playing..


For 12 cakes in large cases.

125g unsalted butter
125g golden caster sugar
1tsp cinnamon
2 medium eggs
1 large ripe banana
125g self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
3 tbsp milk

Fresh double cream
Banana chips
Chopped Toffee Crisp bar
Toffee sauce
Chocolate sauce


Preheat oven to 180°c.
: Whisk the butter on its own until soft, add sugar and continue to whisk for 5 minutes.
: Tip in the eggs one at a time and make sure everything looks smooth.

I understand time is not on everyone's side BUT being patient with cake mixture has its benefits, a well mixed batter will create more air pockets and churn out a lovely sponge.

: Add flour, baking powder, banana, and cinnamon.
: Pour enough milk so the mixture is drops off a spoon slowly.
: Scoop in cases and bake for 18 minutes. The tops should be slightly golden and a bit soft to touch. Remember the function of the banana assists the eggs as extra moisture and increases natural sweetness. Leave to cool in tin for a few minutes.
: Pop out on a cooling rack.
: Once ready to serve and completely cold, whisk double cream and fill piping bag. Next get creative and cut small tops off the cakes. Drizzle toffee sauce in this space, pipe cream on top (anyone on a diet stop reading!) top with decorations and extra chocolate sauce.
: Sorted and done!
For a healthier option, spoon thick Greek yoghurt instead of cream.

Favourite Song:

ê 'Human Nature'
'Express Yourself'