Frosted Banana Cupcakes Recipe
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- LEMON BUTTER FROSTING:
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons mashed ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
- 2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
- 3. In a small bowl, combine the frosting ingredients; beat until light and fluffy. Frost cupcakes. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
1 cupcake equals 270 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Reviews for Frosted Banana Cupcakes
"Made these today and they taste very good. I did have a problem with the icing. It was so liquidy that the icing was just sliding right off the cupcake. Everything was cool. The cupcakes cooled for at least 2 hours before I had a chance to frost them. I didn't have a problem with them rising. They cupcake it self turned out perfect. I love the taste of these.."
"I added half a teaspoon of cinnamon. WOW!!! Didn't try the icing, but I am SO excited to find this recipe! I'll never tell anyone where I got it though, it's that good."
"The cupcakes were moist and flavorful. However, they didn't rise very well and were essentially flat. I also had to say the icing was runny. I had to add more sugar, which made them very sweet. I also only added 1 tsp. lemon juice because I saw how runny the consistency was going to be. So, added more lemon juice and more sugar. I think if I make these again, I will make cream cheese icing and maybe add banana to it. I agree with another rater, they weren't very attractive."
"These were perfect! I can't imagine how this icing came out runny. It was fluffy and simply lovely. Thank you for this one!"
"Delicious! The hint of lemon in the frosting is quite a yummy surprise too!"
"What a great cupcake recipe. I will make again and again--thank you"
"Oh Yum!! These were quick, simple, and delicious!"
"My family LOVES these! The cake itself is really good, but the frosting is so perfect and puts these over the top. Don't skip on the lemon in the frosting - it makes the whole thing!"
"After reading the reviews about the"runny" frosting, I was hesitant to make these cupcakes but I went ahead and the frosting turned out great for me. These cupcakes taste so good even my kids were oooing and aahing over them! The frosting really make these cupcakes something special."
"I always made Banana Bread with my over ripe Banana's.Now my guys have a new favorite.I didn't use all the Lemon juice that it called for in the icing."
"I do not like to use shortening, could butter be substituted?"
"my husband said OMG don't lose this recipe, so yes I will be making it again. and it turned out great... as for the frosting I did not have any banana left so did not use that.. but it was wonderful just the same.."
"I substituted a few ingredients to make these healthier. I used a low calorie margarine, wheat flour and milk instead of the buttermilk. The wheat flour was a bad choice on my part. I do agree with the other reviewers that the frosting is too runny. I'm not crazy about frostings that use a lot of powdered sugar anyway. I didn't have enough banana for the frosting, so I used applesauce instead. I had to add quite a bit more sugar to the "frosting" which made it way too sweet 'n sugary. If I make these again, which I doubt I do, I would find a different frosting recipe. This frosting is more like a glaze."
"What a great delight. The banana frosting is perfect. My husband loved it. I did add a few chopped walnuts on top of the frosted cupcakes. Can't wait to make them again."
"I found actual Chiquita Banana Recipe cookbooks from the 1950's on Ebay. They weren't very much. Hope this helps, Chrysb"
"The frosting was pretty runny. Not at all like the picture. But they were tasty. :)"
"If you have better recipe, could I get it. Have lots of older frozen bananas to use up. Also, been looking for a Chiquita Banana recipe for Banana bread from 1940's or early 50s. If you have it by chance could I get it?Sincerely, Betty Lou e-mail: email@example.com"
"I woul like ndellabi's better recipe.Also, wondered where the cholesterol comes from? If it is butter and one uses applesauce, does that reduce it? If so, by how much?"
"Didn't hav e any oil,so I substituted applesauce. They are tasty, but a little chewy."
"I made these cupcakes for a meeting. They are not pretty in presentation. Overall the flavor is good and the frosting unique, makes a nice combination. I would not make them again, I have better Banana cupcake receipes, might do the frosting again using only 2 teaspoons lemon juice."
"We loved these, the cupcakes are light and fluffy and the lemon juice in the icing is just delicious. My icing was just great although I ran out of smashed banana and so only had about 1T left for icing. I'd make these again, yum!"
"These cupcakes were really good. I prepared the icing as directed and it was very runny, just as the previous comment mentioned. I had to add much more powdered sugar to the icing to make it thick enough to stay on the cupcake. However it turned out well. It was very tasty. I added chopped pecans to the icing and it gave it a "mock" cream cheese taste."
"The cupcakes were wonderfully moist and flavorful, but the frosting was thin and runny, not nearly spreading consistency, let alone piping consistency as shown in the picture."
"Made today as a bundt cake. Baked in a convection oven at 325 for 45 min. Used a light and fluffy maple topping and it was FABULOUS. Even my "chocolate only" daughter gave it a thumbs up! A nice way to use up old bananas."
"Excellent! Made these today. They are very easy, moist, tender and delicious. Used Nutella as the icing. Awesome!"
"Tried these light/fluffy cupcakes - very tasty! I did add miniature cho. chips to them, didn't last long! Will go in my favorite recipe box! Thanks for sharing"