Banana Cupcakes w/ Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

Put on your frilly dresses because the Easter bunny is coming to town!   I love any excuse to make cupcakes, and really, is there any better way to celebrate a colorful spring holiday than with a delectable banana cupcake?  I think not. 

These are the cupcakes of all cupcakes — so easy to whip up, extra moist from the banana, and just overall, mouth-watering delicious. 

And just in case you run out of excuses (you can never have too many), once Easter has come and gone and you have those quickly browning bananas screaming to be made into something, you know exactly what to do with them — C.U.P.C.A.K.E.S.

Easy Banana Cupcakes

(Recipe adapted from

 Makes about 18

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 bananas, ripened until outside is beginning to brown

-Cream butter and sugar in mixer

-Add eggs, one at a time

-Add sour cream, flour and baking soda

-Add vanilla and mashed bananas

-Mix just until incorporated and spoon into cupcake pan

-Bake for about 20 minutes at 350.

 Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar

Mix together cream cheese, butter and brown sugar until well incorporated. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Begin to add the powdered sugar a little at a time, being careful not to over mix.  You can adjust the consistency of the frosting by adding more powdered sugar to thicken or a couple spoonfuls of half and half (or cream) to loosen.



Filed under All Posts, Holidays - Easter, Seasonal - Spring, Sweet Treats

8 responses to “Banana Cupcakes w/ Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Mar

    These were really yummy! And even better because Natalie made them and brought them over to us!

    • Mar…I assume the one and only Mar? I’ll see the Chef and the Engineer this weekend in New York for a quick dinner. Okay, I’ll give them a kiss from you and Gary. Happy recipe hunting !!!


  2. Erin Simpson Glista

    Thank you Natalie! I am going to make these for Ava and Emily’s 2nd Birthday! I hope all is well with you, and I think a Congrats is in order!!! 🙂

  3. I’m with you on any excuse to make cupcakes! My all time favourite thing to make.
    🙂 Mandy

  4. Mmmm sounds delicious. Going to try this tonight! Do you mean 1/2 cup butter for the frosting?

    • Hi Robin,

      Thanks for bringing to my attention! Sorry about the confusion — it’s 1/2 cup for the cupcake and 1/4 cup for the frosting. I revised the recipe above.

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