Banana, Cherry & White Chocolate Cupcakes


These Banana, Cherry & White Chocolate cupcakes are perfect for kids’ parties. They’re not smothered with frosting, so they’re less messy to eat than a traditional cupcake. Plus they don’t have too much sugar in them, relying on the bananas for sweetness instead. 

This cupcake recipe is adapted from How to Be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson.

Makes 12 cupcakes


  • banana white chocolate cupcakes125 g unsalted butter
  • 200 g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 60 ml sour cream or natural yoghurt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 40 g dried cherries, chopped (you could substitute dried cranberries or even raisins)
  • 50 g white chocolate, chopped, or use chips or buttons


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a muffin tin with paper or silicone cases.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan big enough to eventually hold all the batter. Off the heat, add the sugar, vanilla and mashed bananas.
  3. Stir in the sour cream or yoghurt and the eggs and beat to mix with a wooden spoon. Stir in the baking soda and baking powder, then add the flour, cherries and chocolate.
  4. Mix until everything is just blended (don’t overmix!), then divide the mixture between the 12 muffin cases.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes, until golden and springy on top and a tester comes out clean. Remove the cupcakes in their papers to a wire rack and leave till cool.

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