Sunday, July 12, 2015

Easy Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

So yummy, quick and easy!

I already had the day set to make my hubby his Fresh Cherry Pie, and make my girls cinnamon cookies with the leftover crust, when I noticed...brown bananas in the fruit bowl again, really brown bananas!   Oh no, this isn't good, they won't last another day and I've run out of baking powder and flour.  Not to worry, I found a cake mix (love them doctored up) and searched for a recipe online.

Voila!  Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!  I feel like a mad baker lady today!



1 box of yellow cake mix       
3-4 large, ripe bananas
1 cup milk
1 tsp. baking soda
3 eggs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

Preheat oven to 350'F.

Mash bananas, in a large bowl, until they turn to liquid form. 

Add cake mix, milk, baking soda, eggs and oil and mix until thoroughly blended, about 2-3 minutes with a mixer.

Place liners into the cupcake tin and fill, leaving 1/2" at the top.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick, inserted, comes out clean. 

Cool completely before frosting.

Frosting: (The best cream cheese frosting...EVER!)

1 (8oz.) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
3-4 cups confectioners' sugar

Cream butter and cream cheese with vanilla and salt.  Add confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time until you reach a creamy consistency that will hold a peak. (I stopped at 3 cups)

Let your gentleness be known to all.  The Lord is near.  -Philippians 4:5

1 comment:

  1. How much oil for banana cupcakes? The recipe doesn't say.