Rating: 3.51 stars
384 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 89
  • 4 star values: 110
  • 3 star values: 111
  • 2 star values: 54
  • 1 star values: 20

Use this recipe when making our Banana Cupcakes.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat confectioners' sugar, unsalted butter, honey, and ground cinnamon until smooth, 4 to 5 minutes.

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Reviews (31)

384 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 89
  • 4 star values: 110
  • 3 star values: 111
  • 2 star values: 54
  • 1 star values: 20
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2019
Loved this recipe, kids and adults all loved the cupcakes and icing. Saved it!
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2017
I have not tried it as yet but will in a moment Out of all the recipes this recipe looked grand
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2015
really amazing and soft - this cake was an instant hit at the party!
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2014
I love this frosting recipe. I use it with pumpkin bread cupcakes, it's delicious.
Rating: Unrated
09/30/2013
This was really easy to put together but I didn't like the taste of the frosting itself. I found the honey to be bit overpowering, but once I paired it up with the banana cupcake, it was a match made in heaven! I would definitely make this again!
Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2013
Good and different. I had to add a tablespoon of milk to get the right consistency.
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Rating: Unrated
09/16/2012
yummy and fluffy frosting!
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2012
This recipe is easy and delicious! It is extremely sweet, so only put half the amount of honey in it. Enjoy!!
Rating: Unrated
08/05/2011
This recipe was a huge hit with my coworkers! I bake every now and then and bring my cupcakes into work. They were gone in an instant. Becoming a huge Martha fan with each cupcake recipe.
Rating: Unrated
03/21/2011
i really searched for the best frosting for my banana muffin. came across this recipe and IT TURNED OUT SUPER DELICIOUS. made banana muffins for my nephews christening and used this frosting and everyone loved it. followed some of the comments though....added some salt and milk and added a little more cinnamon and it was perfect........thanks for this recipe.......for keeps.....:)
Rating: Unrated
03/18/2011
i added peanut butter, crushed walnuts and a touch of milk for an extra kick in the icing ;)
Rating: Unrated
03/18/2011
yummy :)
Rating: Unrated
02/25/2011
I just made the banana cupcakes with honey-cinnamon cupcakes. I added a 1/4 tsp. of salt to the frosting to make it a little less sweet and they are AWESOME! I've never had banana cupcakes before, and honey-cinnamon frosting is pretty unique, so I'm sure the family will love them.
Rating: Unrated
12/08/2010
You can add a small pinch of salt too cut the sweetneww. Adding more liquid will dilute the icing but not really the sweetness and you do risk losing some of the flavor and for cluckidee if you add salt you don't have to go through all the extra steps it sounds like you went through. I didn't add any cinnamon to mine, I added lemon cause I actually made this frosting for ginger cupcakes. They were good although those three flavors together sounds more like a cold remedy than a delicious cupcake
Rating: Unrated
09/16/2010
I think a few rules of thumb are necessary for this recipe. Since martha is neurotic (it's ok-we still love her), one should take that into account. Adjust her recipe to make it a little more free-styled. -add a little milk(or cream) to dilute the sweetness of honey, but retain the pollen-y goodness. -to compensate for the milk's texture affects, add some cornstarch (or flour if you don't have any) -be sure to add a lot more cinnamon. I mean a LOT more. As in there's no such thing as too much!
Rating: Unrated
08/15/2010
The frosty is too sweet but super easy to whip up. There is no way that this recipe is on the muffins in the picture they have posted above. It has a good flavor, just too sweet.
Rating: Unrated
08/12/2010
I made this recipe and found it to be too simple! I had to add a ton more cinnamon to even detect the taste in there. And how do they make it so white, if butter has a yellowish tone to it, and so does honey and cinnamon's BROWN??
Rating: Unrated
07/30/2010
haven't tried the frosting or the cupcakes yet, but for those who didn't like it on the banana, how do you think this would taste on a mexican chocolate cupcake. I don't have a recipe for that, but I thought the flavors sounded good together, with mexican chocolate being less sweet but having that underlying cinnamon taste.
Rating: Unrated
07/25/2010
LOVE THIS RECIPE!!! What has everyone used it on? I tried it on the banana cupcakes.... loved the frosting not as crazy about the cupcakes.
Rating: Unrated
07/22/2010
Definitely make sure you use the confectioners sugar.. I tried to blend down superfine sugar and the icing came out a mess, but PERFECT if the recipe is followed exactly. And I agree with LRH2 - make sure the butter is very soft.
Rating: Unrated
01/20/2010
Followed LRH2
Rating: Unrated
01/20/2010
Followed LRH2
Rating: Unrated
11/15/2009
I'd say make sure the butter is really soft before mixing.
Rating: Unrated
10/06/2009
cream the butter first until it's light and fluffy consistency - 2-3 min on med/high speed. then sift the sugar first and add it in small batches. then add the rest of the ingredients. scrap down the bowl a lot to ensure everything is mixing up. then just keep mixing at high-ish speed for another 1-2 min.
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2009
This was my first time making frosting but i followed the recipe exactly and it never turned into a frosting consistency :( It stayed lumpy and powdery. any advice on what i may have done wrong???
Rating: Unrated
01/14/2009
These were the best muffin/cupcakes I've ever made!
Rating: Unrated
12/09/2008
This is the only cupcake recipe I ever make!! Everyone loves them even without the frosting. Delicious!!
Rating: Unrated
12/09/2008
This is the only cupcake recipe I ever make!! Everyone loves them even without the frosting. Delicious!!
Rating: Unrated
10/13/2008
This frosting is very sweet, but also very delicious. I, too, thought it was too much for the banana cupcakes. However, my husband shared them with his co-workers, and they all absolutely raved about the frosting. They asked me to make more and bring the tub of leftover frosting, so I guess it's okay!
Rating: Unrated
06/10/2008
this frosting is excellent. very buttery. the cinnamon is very nice and subtle
Rating: Unrated
03/17/2008
Our family thought this frosting was a little too sweet, so I cut back on the honey the second time I tried it. It has a nice delicate flavor, is very easy to make and the cinnamon is a nice touch, but we all still think it's too sweet for these cupcakes. Our family preferred a cream cheese frosting instead.