Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Indulge in the delightful combination of moist banana cupcakes and creamy cream cheese frosting with this delicious recipe for Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. This recipe from Also The Crumbs Please is perfect for banana lovers who crave a sweet and satisfying treat. The soft and tender cupcakes, combined with the tangy and smooth cream cheese frosting, create a heavenly dessert that is sure to impress. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover how to make these irresistible banana cupcakes.


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 8 ounces (226g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups (360g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla extract to the butter mixture. Mix until well combined.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about two-thirds full.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  8. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the cream cheese frosting:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and butter until creamy and smooth.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and continue to beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  4. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, frost them generously with the cream cheese frosting.
  5. Optional: Decorate the cupcakes with banana slices or sprinkles for an extra touch of charm.

Enjoy these moist and flavorful Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting as a delightful dessert or a sweet snack. They are perfect for parties, celebrations, or simply as a treat to satisfy your banana cravings. Bite into the soft cupcake, complemented by the creamy and tangy frosting, and savor the wonderful flavors. These cupcakes are sure to become a favorite among your family and friends.

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