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Bananas Foster Cupcakes

These Bananas Foster Cupcakes are so delicious! Soft brown sugar cupcakes are frosted with bananas foster icing for the ultimate banana treat!

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Banana Foster Cupcakes Recipe

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.Image of a Brown Sugar Cupcake with Bananas Foster FrostingAlso, this book you guys.  GET IT! 

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There 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.

Image of Brown Sugar Cupcake Batter

Totally simple, but so good!

Image of Brown Sugar Cupcake Batter in a Cupcake Wrap

And then topped it with the Bananas Foster Frosting…

Image of a Bananas Foster Cupcake with a Banana Slice on TopThen I decided they really needed caramel.

Because duh.
Image of a Bananas Foster Cupcake with Caramel DrizzleAnd then I ate 3.

Image of a Bananas Foster Cupcake on a Plate

And stay tuned you guys..later this week I am going to be giving away a copy of Courtney’s book!  YAY!!!!


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Bananas Foster Cupcakes

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Bananas Foster Cupcakes are so delicious! Soft brown sugar cupcakes are frosted with bananas foster icing for the ultimate banana treat!



Brown Sugar Cupcakes

  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Bananas Foster Frosting

  • 1/2 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”

    1. Yes, Courtney’s recipe called for 4 cups, but I used an extra cup because it wasn’t quite stiff enough.

  1. Courtney @ Pizzazzerie

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. Belinda @themoonblushbaker

    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.

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

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