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Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting


For a handheld treat that takes the cake, try these cute confections -- they combine the flavor of classic banana bread with a creamy spiced frosting.

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  • Yield: Makes 12

Source: Everyday Food, March 2008


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas), plus 1 whole banana, for garnish (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Honey-Cinnamon Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  2. Make a well in center of flour mixture. In well, mix together butter, mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla. Stir to incorporate flour mixture (do not overmix). Dividing evenly, spoon batter into muffin cups.

  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Spread tops with honey-cinnamon frosting. Just before serving, peel and slice banana into rounds, and place one on each cupcake, if desired.

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  • miarap05
    4 JUL, 2017
    I am making these banana cupcakes for my dad! The batter tasted great and I've put the cupcakes into the oven right now. However, I do have some leftover batter... I don't know what I've done wrong. Has anybody experienced this problem before? What can I do?
  • samanthakrob3
    1 JUL, 2017
    I love banana muffins so much, so when I found out there was a banana cupcake I went right to it. I hope I am not disappointed by this recipe, and that the frosting creates stiff peaks that are good for piping. I'll let you know my thoughts on the recipe after its made!
  • budsnbloom62
    9 MAR, 2017
    These are the most delicious & easy cupcakes. They're also nice & moist, And the Honey Cinnamon Frosting pairs very well with these & is also easy & delicious. It makes 12 good size cupcakes as the recipe states. This recipe will be a regular in my kitchen :)
  • shelbysambrone
    5 DEC, 2016
    Cupcakes were very dense, very uncupcake like and more of a muffin. Still yummy, a bit too sweet but good none the less.
  • juanapalazzic
    9 JAN, 2016
    Is it normal that they're too soft? I think they are ready but they are way too soft? Is it because of the banana??? Is it normal??
  • Captain Whisk
    3 AUG, 2015
    Really good cupcakes! I use the recommended recipe for icing, but replace the honey with dark rum for a delicious rum-cinnamon icing. A real treat!
  • Aihpos
    3 AUG, 2015
    When it says 350 degrees, I assume that's in Fahrenheit, right? It would be good to clarify these things for non-US users.
  • Denver Mom
    4 JAN, 2015
    Made these for our daughter's 4th birthday (as she requested strawberry banana cupcakes) with a strawberry cream cheese frosting! Yum. They were a hit! Everyone liked them. Lots like a moist banana bread ~ but that's okay with us. Will make again I'm sure! :) Thanks for the recipe.
  • wendeebee
    2 MAY, 2014
    I have made these many times and everyone just loves them! I highly recommend this recipe!!
  • MS12395818
    5 APR, 2014
    Hello! i made this, and everybody loved this cupcake. banana is a favourite fruit from my husband, so he was the first to eat it. i made it using oil.