Banana Cupcakes with Molasses Frosting

Wendy Rusch


I set out on an adventure to find the best of the best cupcakes when my son and his lovely wife decided to get married and asked me to make the cupcakes for it. No mixes for this no no, I had to do it from scratch and do it well!!! Didn't want to disappoint ya know!!! lol lol
When these banana cupcakes were choosen to be in the final 5 flavors, they were also appointed to be the top cake too, for the bride and groom to cut into! When I made that cake I made four layers, and filled it with a cream cheese strawberry concoction I created, which I also filled each cupcake with before frosting it.
This recipe is the original, from the Neelys on Food Network. I did tweak a couple things and of course added the strawberry cream to mine...I also made my molasses cookies (which are posted on here too)to use as decor with the molasses frosting...just seemed the right thing to do. :)


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  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
  • 2 tsp
  • 3 large
  • 3
    ripe bananas, mashed with 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts, chopped, if desired
  • ·
  • 1/2 c
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 5 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make Banana Cupcakes with Molasses Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill a 12 cupcake tin with liners.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing very well after each addition. Add in vanilla and bananas, mixing well. Mix in half the flour mixture, then buttermilk and then remaining flour mixture, mixing well after each addition but only until just moistened. Stir in nuts, if desired.
  4. Fill liners 3/4 full. Bake 17-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Frosting: Combine butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy, add molasses and vanilla, mixing well, then 1 c of powdered sugar at a time, mixing very well. May add a little milk to make for easier spreading consistency, if needed.

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About Banana Cupcakes with Molasses Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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