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Banana Cupcakes

These banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting will have people begging you for that secret recipe. Extremely moist and bursting with the perfect amount of banana flavor, this dessert is addicting to say in the least.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 541kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 bananas pureed
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Bake the oven to 350 degrees
  • Sift the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, set aside
  • Mash the bananas using a fork or food processor
  • Mix the softened unsalted butter and sugar for about 1 minutes using a stand mixer or hand held mixer
  • Add the eggs, vanilla extract, flour mixture, buttermilk, and pureed bananas to the sugar mixture and mix until well incorporated, careful not to over mix.
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling them about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until fully cooked through
  • Cool cupcakes completely before frosting
  • To make the frosting, mix the cream cheese and butter for about 3 minutes
  • Add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract and mix for about 3 minutes on high speed
  • Using a piping bag frost your cooled cupcakes and enjoy



Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 0.5mg