Moist Banana Cupcakes With Vanilla Icing

Moist Banana Cupcakes With Vanilla Icing

These moist, delicious banana cupcakes are topped with a vanilla glaze, buttercream frosting, or cream cheese frosting.
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  • Serves: 24 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 350 F / 180 C / Gas 4. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin tins with paper cupcake liners.
  2. Step 2

    Cream the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 1 teaspoon of vanilla. 
  3. Step 3

    In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to blend thoroughly.
  4. Step 4

    To the creamed mixture, add about one-third of the flour mixture, half of the mashed banana, and half of the buttermilk; beat until well blended. Repeat with another one-third of the flour mixture and the remaining banana and buttermilk; beat well. Finish with the remaining flour mixture; beat until well blended.
  5. Step 5

    Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each about half full. 
  6. Step 6

    Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the cupcakes test done. A wooden toothpick should come out clean when inserted into the center of a cupcake.
  7. Step 7

    Cool completely before frosting. Make the Icing
  8. Step 8

    In a large mixing bowl combine the 6 tablespoons of melted butter, powdered/confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk or cream, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer, adding more milk or powdered/confectioners' sugar until you reach the desired frosting or drizzling consistency. 
  9. Step 9

    Drizzle the cooled cupcakes with a thin icing or frost or pipe when using a thicker frosting.