Banana Cupcakes

Cakes & Cupcakes · Desserts · January 13, 2018

These Banana Cupcakes are so SOFT and have a hint of cinnamon. They are also topped with a delicious cinnamon cream cheese frosting baking them irresistible in every way!

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Hi again Lil’ Luna friends! Alicia here today. I’m excited to share another great recipe with you! I’ve been baking a lot lately (even more than normal!) and I think it’s because it’s such a nice way to cozy up the cold winter days. I’ve been having my two little girls help me bake and I love all the fun family memories we’ve been making together. Cupcakes are always a favorite at our house, and these banana cupcakes are both unique, delicious and simply the BEST I’ve ever tried.

I got this recipe from one of my good friends (and my favorite source for delicious cupcake recipes), Emma. I always know that if I’m getting a recipe from her it’s going to be a great one. These cupcakes are so light and airy! They have a great banana flavor without being dense like banana bread. And the cinnamon cream cheese frosting is rich and velvety smooth. It goes perfectly with the cupcakes and the flavors complement each other well.

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Banana Cupcakes

We love the amazing banana, cinnamon and cream flavor found in these cupcakes but especially love that they’re simple. They take a little bit of time, especially when beating the egg whites, but they’re so good it’s worth it!

How to make Banana Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Prepare two muffin tins by lining with paper liners.
  2. Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then set aside.
  3. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the mashed bananas, egg yolks, and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Gently fold in 1/3 of the egg white mixture.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Gently fold in remaining egg whites.
  5. Fill paper baking cups half full and bake 11-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove and let cool completely.
  6. To make the frosting, beat together the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar slowly and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and cinnamon.
  7. If necessary, add more powdered sugar until the frosting is firm enough to hold its shape but still light and fluffy. Frost the cooled cupcakes and enjoy!

Banana Cupcake recipe

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Banana Cupcake Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 192 kcal
Author on lilluna.com

Ingredients

Cupcake

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas from 3-4 bananas
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour (all-purpose flour can also be substituted)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Frosting

  • 6 tbsp butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (more as needed)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Prepare two muffin tins by lining with paper liners.

  2. Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then set aside.
  3. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the mashed bananas, egg yolks, and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Gently fold in ⅓ of the egg white mixture.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Gently fold in remaining egg whites.
  5. Fill paper baking cups half full and bake 11-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove and let cool completely.
  6. To make the frosting, beat together the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar slowly and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and cinnamon.
  7. If necessary, add more powdered sugar until the frosting is firm enough to hold its shape but still light and fluffy. Frost the cooled cupcakes and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Banana Cupcake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Potassium 118mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Sugars 17g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 6.5%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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These look delicious, Alicia!! I think it’s impossible to go wrong with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting!! Be sure to go to The Baker Upstairs for more great recipes from Alicia.

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    Ashton

    ohhhhh my goodness! Cinnnamon buttercream on top of banana cupcakes is genius!!!
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    Mique

    Yum! I loooove banana flavored everything. I’ll have to make some asap! Thanks for sharing Alicia!
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    Amy

    Perfect combo!!
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    Desiree @ The36thAvenue

    My goodness… All these yummy recipes are killing me 😉
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    Rebecca Cooper

    These look delicious!
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    Arrica

    The kids and I made this into a cake. It’s baking and smells so yummy. Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks!

    Alison

    These look delicious. Can you tell me how many cakes this mixture makes please. Is it 12 or 24

    Sara

    This is amazing! I shared the cupcakes with my friends and everyone asked me for the recipe. Thanks for sharing this and I’ll do this again but double recipe for all my friends ❤️

      Lil' Luna

      Love hearing it was yummy. I think doubling the recipe next time is a good idea. 😉

    Anna

    I recently made these for my coworkers and everyone loved them… delicious! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Crystal

    How many does it make?!

      Mel

      fyi – makes 24 cupcakes. Mine are cooling atm 🙂

    Heather

    How many cupcakes does this recipe make?

      Heather

      Nevermind… just saw the answer 🙂

    Lydia

    The frosting for the banana cupcakes is delicious. The cinnamon adds to it. Thanks

    Lorin

    That cinnamon cream cheese frosting is AMAZING!

    Raquel Madron

    How would you adjust cooking time/oven temp for mini cupcakes??

      Kristyn Merkley

      They wouldn’t need as long, so I would just start checking around the 8 min mark, instead of the 11 min. You could check sooner..all ovens are different. I haven’t made them as mini’s, so I wish I knew the exact time. Hope this helps!

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