Banana Cupcakes with Honey Cinnamon Frosting

Banana Cupcakes with Honey Cinnamon Frosting

Well, the painting fun continues.  I was planning on a nice, relaxing week off but seems to be otherwise. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited to freshen up the house and start redecorating but I really want a day to do nothing. Nothing at all.  After today’s panting session was over I needed to decompress (painting multiple rooms & ceilings stresses me out), so a glass of wine and baking seemed appropriate.

I’ve been looking at these poor bananas getting more and more ripe every day for the last week.  I really had in mind to eat them but never got around to it.  Obviously baking banana bread came to mind but I’ve been on such a major cupcake kick lately that banana bread just wasn’t going to do.  So, to my cupcake book I went! These are a lighter *and by lighter, I mean physically, not nutritionally ;)* version of banana bread with a delicious frosting.  Seriously, this frosting is lick-the-bowl worthy!

Banana Cupcakes with Honey Cinnamon Frosting
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
For the cake
  1. 1 1/2 cups flour
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 tsp. baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  5. 1/4 tsp. salt
  6. 2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 bananas)
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  9. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
For the frosting
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1/2 cup cream cheese
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla
  4. 2 tbsp. honey
  5. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  6. 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  7. 1 tbsp. milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake tin with cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add mashed bananas, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon and mix until just combined.
  4. Pour evenly into lined cupcake tin.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely.
  6. To start the frosting, beat together cream cheese, butter, vanilla, honey, and cinnamon.
  7. Add in milk and half of powdered sugar until just combined.
  8. Add remaining powdered sugar and beat for about 3 minutes, until smooth.
  9. Frost cupcakes and enjoy!
Adapted from Martha Stewart
Adapted from Martha Stewart
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