Banana Walnut Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Stated by several as the best thing I have ever baked... these are soooo good, and the frosting is the best cream cheese frosting I have come across yet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cupcake batter: Cream butter and sugars, add mashed bananas. Add eggs and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in yogurt. Add walnuts.
  2. Scoop into 12 cupcake papers (I used an ice cream scoop.) Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Mine took 20 minutes.
  3. Frosting: Whip cream cheese, vanilla and confectioners sugar, by hand or electric mixer.
Most Helpful

5 5

So delicious! Made them twice and both times they turned out perfect. And they freeze great!

4 5

They are a hit with us! I'm freezing them for Sunday. We'll have to see if they're 'freeze-worthy.'

5 5

Delicious! It was a giant hit and everyone thinks I am a hot shot baker after tasting these little treats. Some suggestions-- when your bananas get ripe and ready, and you are not, freeze them! It makes it super easy to thaw and throw together when you want banana baked goods. Also, I put frosting in a ziploc Baggie and snipped the end about a half inch, making the perfect piping bag. They came out gorgeous! -- followed recipe perfectly, and mine made 16 instead of 12... Cooked in 22 mins for clean toothpick, and were VERY moist. Toasted the walnuts to bring out their flavor more, and this is a step I wouldn't skip, totally worth it. Just don't burn them, yuck. Oh, best to cool them in the fridge so they are chilly before adding frosting, since the melting point is super low and it'll get runny. I frosted mine up and then put back in the fridge for an hour, so the frosting could set and get a little hard layer on top. Worked out perfectly. Thanks for sharing, great recipe!