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Banana Cupcakes

Super tasty with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting these Banana Cupcakes are over the top good. With banana slice and a caramel drizzle you won't want to stop.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 549kcal


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Caramel sauce for garnish optional
  • Sliced bananas for garnish optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake tin with liners.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl stir together the banana, egg, brown sugar, sour cream, oil, and vanilla extract until fully combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until fully combined, until there are no dry patches left. Do not overmix.
  • Evenly distribute the batter between the 12 liners, bake for 17-19 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes in the tin, remove the cupcakes, and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  • To make the frosting In the body of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment add the cream cheese and butter and cream together until smooth.
  • Add in the powdered sugar, stir it in until combined. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  • Add the vanilla and cinnamon, stir to combine.
  • Turn up the speed to medium and whip for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Frost with the cinnamon cream cheese frosting and add optional caramel sauce and bananas for garnish.


Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 819IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg