Make with kids: Annabel Karmel’s banana butterfly cakes

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  • Teach your kids how to make cupcakes with this basic banana cake recipe. From mashing the bananas to spooning the cake mix, your kids are going to love making these tasty treats. This recipe makes 8 regular sized cupcakes and takes 20 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook. The kids can decorate these cupcakes with whatever they fancy – this recipe uses caramel icing which is very simple to make.

    Annabel Karmel says: ‘These little cakes can be eaten plain, or covered in my sweet and sticky caramel topping – they’ll be a flyaway success!’ Store your cakes in an airtight container and eat within 3 days.



    For the cakes:

    • 1 large banana
    • 110g butter
    • 110g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 3⁄4 tsp vanilla extract
    • 110g self-raising flour

    For the caramel icing:

    • 85g cream cheese
    • 40g unsalted butter
    • 85g Dulche de Leche
    • 40g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting


    Recipes taken from My Favourite Recipes by Annabel Karmel (published by DK, £8.99)