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Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

Moist banana cupcakes are topped with a tangy cream cheese buttercream frosting and caramel drizzle. A rich creamy cupcake that is unforgettable.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana cupcakes recipe, caramel drizzle, cream cheese buttercream frosting recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 234 kcal
Author Toni Dash


Banana Cupcakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour regular or gluten-free measure-for-measure blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 medium-sized bananas (ripe) mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk room temperature

Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons Heavy Cream


  • ½ cup caramel sauce store-bought or homemade
  • Dried banana chips


Banana Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, oil, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla extract, and whip for an additional 3-4 minutes.

  5. Gradually alternate adding the flour mixture and the buttermilk to the banana mixture in 3 additions. Begin and end with the flour mixture. Mix only until just combined.

  6. Scoop batter into the cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full.
  7. Bake cupcakes for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted into the center of a cupcake and comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

  1. Cream the butter and cream cheese together until smooth.

  2. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and heavy cream; beat until smooth.

  3. Spoon frosting into a large pastry bag fitted with a large star frosting tip. Frost cooled cupcakes.
  4. Right before serving, drizzle frosting with caramel sauce and garnish with dried banana chip.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 220mg9%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 226IU5%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.