Thai Dessert: Steamed Banana Cupcakes


Steamed banana cupcakes (in Thai: เค้กกล้วยหอมนึ่ง) are an easy and delicious Thai dessert that can be prepared quickly. Instead of steaming, you may also bake the cupcakes in the oven. However, for all those who love to bake and do not have an oven at home, it is a great alternative to steam the cake 🙂

Steamed banana cupcakes

Steamed banana cupcake (photo credit:

Steamed banana cupcakes (photo:

Here are the ingredients needed for 10 cupcakes:

  • 250g flour
  • 1 TSP baking powder
  • 1 TSP baking soda
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 50g palm sugar
  • 150g sugar (or less, as to taste)
  • 1/2 TSP salt
  • 1 egg
  • 100ml milk
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 10 cake cups and paper liners


In a first step, sieve the flour into a large bowl. Add the baking powder and soda and set the mixture aside. Take another bowl and put in the bananas which should then be mashed either by hand, with a fork or with a blender. Add the palm sugar and mix everything together well. Take an electric mixer and add the sugar and salt. Continue mixing until everything is well dissolved. Put in the egg and mix. Then add the milk and about half of the flour and butter. Mix well together and finally add in the remaining flour and butter.

Now prepare the cake cups and arrange them on the steamer. Alternatively you may also take a cake mould. Pour the batter into the cake cups until they are nearly full. Then steam the cakes for about 15 minutes until they are done. Let them cool down and you’re ready to serve! 🙂

Yummy banana cake (photo credit:

Yummy banana cake (photo:

This recipe for steamed banana cupcakes comes from the amazing cooking channel In the following video, you can easily learn how to make this dessert.

Hope you’ll give this amazing traditional Thai dessert a try!

Yours, Sirinya

(P.S. for more general information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)


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