Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I got this recipe years ago at a recipe exchange. 

The banana cake is rich, moist, and bursting with banana flavor.  I love the flavor of this cake. 

The cream cheese frosting is simple and a great compliment. 

I've made this as a cake and cupcakes. 

It's also super easy to half...which is a great option if you'd like only 12 cupcakes instead of 24 calling your name!

Let's Get Started:

Banana Cupcakes

4  very ripe bananas-mashed
2 cups white sugar
2 cups self-rising flour
2 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Grease cupcake liners or 9 x 13 pan

Combine sugar and self-rising flour in a large bowl.  Add bananas, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract.  Beat until combined on low-medium speed. 

Pour dough into prepared cupcake liners.

Bake for 15-18 minutes or until inserted toothpick is clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8 ounce) box of cream cheese, softened
1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter, softened
1 (1 pound) box of confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat all ingredients in a large bowl until smooth on medium speed.


  1. The cupcakes look just perfect! I love banana cake, so I will have to try these... now for a lactose free cream cheese frosting..... hmmmm. It is my absolute favorite though!

  2. I love the simple list of ingredients in these cupcakes. They look delicious!

  3. YUM! -Bananas and Cream Cheese. What a perfect combination. I can see my family really enjoying these. This is definitely a keeper in my recipe file. : )

  4. Nice pairing of the banana with the cream cheese and it is really amazing that these are made with so few ingredients. Your pictures look tasty-yum!

  5. Outstanding! These sound so yummy. I'm addicted to banana bread and I'm thinking a banana cupcake with cream cheese frosting would be off the HOOK!

  6. Banana cake, banana cupcake, banana muffins!! I love all of them!!

  7. I always combine banana cupcakes with cheese frosting. Your recipe sounds very good!
    Eftychia from: http://www.dreamofcakes.net

  8. Cant go wrong with that frosting its the best part everytime!

  9. Really enjoyed this! The frosting did not come out as expected but still wonderful!