Bananas Foster Cupcakes

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These Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Bananas Foster Frosting make the yummiest Bananas Foster Cupcakes!

So I am not a huge banana person.

Actually it’s like my least favorite fruit.

I think it’s a texture thing.


Unless.’s combined with caramel or brown sugar.

I’m not sure what either of those things do to the banana, but basically it makes it a dessert I can’t live without.


So weird.


Anyhow, my friend Courtney’s latest book, Frostings, has a recipe for Bananas Foster Frosting and I knew there was no way I couldn’t try it.


So I decided on making some Bananas Foster Cupcakes using her recipe for frosting on top of my favorite recipe for brown sugar cupcakes.

And let me tell you. Cupcake magic happened.


You guys NEED these.  Like yesterday.

Bananas Foster Cupcakes.Bananas Foster Cupcakes | Cookies and CupsAlso, this book you guys.  GET IT! 
 photo IMG_2438_zps707c98dd.jpgThere are SO many fun frosting flavors, but this one just wouldn’t stop.

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So I whipped up some brown sugar cupcakes.  Also, you NEED to make these. photo IMG_2434_zpsb6f9d23b.jpgTotally simple, but so good!

 photo IMG_2439_zps50bc06e2.jpgAnd then topped it with the Bananas Foster Frosting…

IMG_2453Then I decided they really needed caramel.

Because duh.
Bananas Foster Cupcakes | Cookies and CupsAnd then I ate 3.

Bananas Foster Cupcakes | Cookies and CupsAnd stay tuned you guys..later this week I am going to be giving away a copy of Courtney’s book!  YAY!!!!


Bananas Foster Cupcakes
Makes 12 cupcakes
Brown Sugar Cupcakes
  • ¾ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Bananas Foster Frosting
  • ½ cup mashed banana (1 large banana)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp dark rum (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Garnish with banana slices and caramel sauce.
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Beat butter on high until soft, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add sugar. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beat for 30 seconds after each.
  5. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  6. Measure out milk and vanilla together.
  7. Add about a third of the dry mixture and half milk mixture in alternating portions beginning and ending with dry mixture until incorporated and smooth.
  8. Bake 15-20 minutes until cupcake springs back when pushed or toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Let cool before frosting cupcakes.
  1. Mash banana in a small bowl with lemon juice.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer beat butter for 2 minutes. Add in banana and beat for 1-2 more minutes until well mixed. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time on low speed. Add in brown sugar, cinnamon, rum and vanilla.
  3. Turn mixer up to medium and beat for an additional 2 minutes.
  1. Spread or pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.
  2. Garnish with a banana slice and drizzle with caramel.
Frosting recipe from Frostings by Pizzazzerie


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35 Comments on "Bananas Foster Cupcakes"


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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
July 23, 2013 9:19 pm

I AM a huge banana person, but totally get not liking them…these look awesome!

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

I am not a huge banana eater either, defo the texture! I love bananas in anything though smoothies, bread, and defo bananas foster!! These cupcakes look gorgeous. I love the caramel drizzle, how can anyone resist anything with a caramel drizzle?!

July 23, 2013 10:41 pm

So…if these got you to like bananas then they MUST be earth-shattering. And that frosting. I want to dive headfirst into a vat of it.

July 23, 2013 10:51 pm

Yess!!! I love these so much and they are beautiful!! Must make these!!

Sarah | The Sugar Hit
July 23, 2013 11:10 pm

Oh yum – I can’t really take bananas, but I think i could handle these!

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
July 23, 2013 11:15 pm

That is one gorgeous cupcake? Wow, can you ship me a dozen?

July 23, 2013 11:57 pm

I sorta hate bananas, too. And by sorta, I mean YUCK. Unless they’re baked in banana bread. And you know, I’d probably totally make an exception for this little dessert.

I’m loving Courtney’s book. She’s so talented!

Mimi @ Culinary Couture
July 24, 2013 1:02 am

I looooooove bananas! Especially, ESPECIALLY in desserts. I have to try these. Love the baking cups btw!

July 24, 2013 7:31 am

yummyy, i definitely need to try these!

Jamie @lifelovelemons
July 24, 2013 7:59 am

Banana’s Foster may be my favorite thing EVER! Especially if in cupcake form

July 24, 2013 8:28 am

I’ve always hated bananas, but these look good! Where did you get those cupcake liners? I love them!

Colleen @ What

YES, PLEASE!!!! Oh man. So good.

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective
July 24, 2013 8:50 am

Gorgeous cupcakes!

Belinda @themoonblushbaker
July 24, 2013 10:36 am

These will be perfect for my bother in law’s party! He love bananas and the caramels is just a bonus! So pretty but tasty.

jersey girl
July 24, 2013 11:37 am

What is “dark run” ? I’m sorry, couldn’t resist. My eyes always find the typos. It’s a gift and a curse. The cupcakes look fabulous!

gerührt - Adriane
July 24, 2013 2:33 pm

nice and lovely! 😉

July 24, 2013 4:08 pm

I feel the same way about banana’s! UNLESS, they are in the form of a cupcake or banana bread of course! These look stellar, the caramel is a fantastic touch!

Courtney @ Pizzazzerie
July 24, 2013 6:07 pm

EEH! They look totally amazingly fabulous. Yum. Love the caramel drizzle too! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

July 24, 2013 7:22 pm

Is 5 cups of powdered sugar correct to frost just 12 cupcakes?

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
July 25, 2013 1:25 am

These are brilliant!

July 25, 2013 12:17 pm

Lol Can I Please Have Some?

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
July 26, 2013 6:25 pm

Well, I happen to love bananas any way I can get them, but I love bananas foster even more. These look incredible!

July 29, 2013 12:45 pm

I love these look georgeous!!

Jeff @ Cheeseburger
July 31, 2013 2:10 am

These foster cupcakes looks very cute. Kids will love these.

August 1, 2013 7:21 pm

Where did you get the darling cupcake wrappers?

August 2, 2013 8:01 pm

I just completed these and they were FANTASTIC! One of my guests actually said it was the best cupcake she’d ever had.

September 29, 2013 9:25 pm

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Nancy in Abq
Nancy in Abq
December 14, 2013 8:54 am

I just found your website yesterday, and I am in food heaven, drooling over everything!

I have a question about these cupcakes: When leaving out the rum, do I need to substitute apple juice or water or anything to make up the 2 tsp.?


July 14, 2014 5:07 pm

The taste of these were delicious, but I had issues with the icing. It came out too thin even while adding a bit more than the 5 cups of powdered sugar. I didn’t use the rum, thank God, or I would have had a real problem. I put my iced cupcakes in the fridge immediately to help set the icing. This was a trial for a Bridal Shower I was planning on making these for, so I am still on a search for a Banana Cupcake recipe.


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