Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pumpkin-Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Banana-Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

4 cups All-Purpose Flour- sifted
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon & 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Salt
2 Tablespoons Vanilla

5 ripe Bananas

1 cup & ¼ cup unsalted butter- at room temperature
1 cup Brown Sugar

1 cup White Sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 pound (4 cups) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

**Combine all dry ingredients into a large bowl and set aside. In a large mixer cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time, beat. Mix in dry ingredients, and then blend in bananas. At the end, fold in pumpkin, so that it is not totally combined.   

Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 25 minutes.


  1. These look and sound wonderful! I really love cream cheese frosting. I think it is one of the best. I also have never seen pumpkin and banana paired together. I am sure that is a winning combination!

  2. You did put together some great flavors here. There is no doubt that these are delicious and moist. The frosting is a great touch also. Yum!

  3. Pumpkin AND banana!? Yes please!! I absolutely love your cupcakes! Great flavors.
    -Elyse @The Cultural Dish

  4. Those cupcake photos are lovely! This IS the time of year for pumpkin, isn't it? Just that little bit of pumpkin makes this an autumn cupcake.

  5. I'm digging those cupcake wrappers - I have kind of a thing for cupcake wrappers, and sprinkles...

  6. First the Pumpkin Gnocchi, now the Pumpkin and Banana cupcakes! Too good!

  7. @Cheryl & Adam-I'm on a pumpkin kick...what can I say?

  8. Looks super yummy. Love the taste combo on these.

  9. You have a great combination of flavors in this tiny little cupcake!

  10. How many cupcakes does this make?