The Crazy Kitchen: Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Everywhere I look this week there are cupcakes and cupcake recipes - something to do with it being National Cupcake Week no doubt. Well, without further ado, here is my contribution to the celebrations.


Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

3 Small Bananas, mashed
150ml Vegetable Oil
3 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
150g Caster Sugar
150g Self Raising Flour
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
2 tsp Cinnamon
pinch of mixed spice
150g Juicy Raisins

For the Cream Cheese Frosting
60g Butter, softened
200g Cream Cheese
400g Icing Sugar
1-2 tsp Cinnamon

  • Line a 12 hole muffin pan with cases
  • Beat the mashed bananas, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla together
  • Stir in the sugar until combined
  • Sift in the flour, bicarb. of soda and spices and mix well
  • Add the raisins and stir until combined
  • Divide mixture between the muffin cases - depending on the size of the bananas you may have too much mixture for the 12 cases - I made 13, which of course means one for the cook!
  • Bake in a preheated a 80 degree (C) oven for 20-25 minutes
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack
  • When cool make the icing
  • Beat the butter together with half of the icing sugar, add the cream cheese & beat well
  • Add the rest of the icing sugar and cinnamon and beat again until smooth
  • Decorate cakes as desired - this makes more than enough icing to decorate these cakes so you might have to make some more cakes!

These cakes were adapted from a recipe that I've previously posted for Butternut Squash cake and the icing came from the fabulous Pink Whisk.


  1. Oh they look so good! I must try that icing , yum!

  2. Thanks Helen for the frosting, this looks delicious! And that picture shows what can be done when it's done right :)