Banana Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe by May M
READY IN: 45mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F., and spray a 12-cup standard or 24-cup mini muffin tin with non-stick spray. IMPORTANT: If you use paper liners, be sure to spray the insides of the liners or the cupcakes will stick!
  • CUPCAKES: Mix the mashed banana and 1/4 cup sugar and set aside.
  • Beat 1/2 cup sugar, butter and 1 tsp vanilla extract at medium speed of a mixer until well blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Now add banana mixture and beat well.
  • In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Add flour mixture to wet mixture alternately with buttermilk, mixing after each addition.
  • Bake at 350 deg. for about 25 minutes (mini cupcakes, 12 to 15 minutes) or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • FROSTING: Beat powdered sugar, chilled cream cheese and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract at medium speed just until blended (do not overbeat). Use the back of a spoon to spread over cupcakes.
  • Store frosted cupcakes and any leftover frosting in the refrigerator, although these cupcakes don't last long enough to worry about that!