Banana Cupcake Recipe

    24 Servings


  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350. 
  2. Line 24 muffin tins with paper liners.
  3. In a small bowl, combine mashed bananas and lemon juice.  Set aside.  In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking soda.
  4. In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. 
  5. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until combined. 
  6. Add vanilla to the buttermilk. 
  7. With your mixer on low speed, add your flour and buttermilk alternately, starting and ending with the flour mixture. 
  8. Fold in mashed bananas.
  9. Fill prepared muffin tins 2/3 full.  Bake for about 20 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly touched.  Let cool completely on cooling rack.

Prepare frosting:

  1. In the bowl of your mixer, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla on medium speed until smooth and combined. 
  2. With the mixer on low, slowly add powdered sugar and cinnamon. 
  3. Continue mixing on low until just combined. 
  4. Increase speed to medium high and beat for about a minute, until fluffy. 
  5. Frost cooled cupcakes.

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Recipe Yields: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cupcake
Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 79
Calories 246

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 133mg
Total Carbohydrate 35g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 21g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.