Banana Cupcakes
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Banana Cupcakes

Easy banana cupcakes with vanilla cream cheese frosting
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana cupcake recipe, banana cupcakes, cream cheese frosting
Servings: 16 cupcakes
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Stef

Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup full-fat sour cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas pack the mashed bananas down and allow to overflow slightly, about 2 bananas worth

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting and Topping Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • cinnamon sugar to taste
  • 16 banana chips

Instructions

Cupcake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  • Mix in eggs.
  • Mix in sour cream, flour, baking soda, and spices until just combined.
  • Mix in vanilla and mashed bananas until just combined.
  • Divide batter evenly between cupcake liners. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting and Topping Instructions

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. 
  • Mix in the vanilla.
  • Mix in the powdered sugar a little bit at a time until fully combined.
  • Spread or pipe onto cooled cupcakes.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and top each cupcake with a banana chip.

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Notes

Double the frosting recipe if you like large swirls.

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 84mg | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg