Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bananas Foster Cupcakes

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This one of the cupcakes I made for the Pumpkin Show. it was a huge hit and if you like Banana's you will LOVE this. It literally has Banana's Fosters mixed into the batter!

I made a maple cinnamon buttercream, but these are even great with out icing, or you could do a cinnamon and rum frosting to tie in with the rum used in banana fosters.
It seems like a lot of steps but it really isn't and is quite easy, so give it a try and everyone will be so impressed that you made such an amazing cupcake. And of course you will be like I know I  didn't think I could do such a think but this great blog told me I could!

Banana Fosters
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 ripe, but still firm bananas, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark rum
  • Banana fosters already prepared,, and mashed slightly
  • 3/4 cup sour cream, whole milk works but sour cream creates a better cupcake texture
Bananas Fosters 1. In a saute pan over medium heat, combine the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon & cook until butter melts and sugar is dissolved (4 to 5 minutes).
2. Add the banana slices and cook until tender, turning once for 1 to 2 minutes per side.
3. Stir together rum and vanilla.
4. Turn off the burner and add the rum mixture to the pan.
5. Using a long match, light the alcohol by holding the flame just in the outer edge of the pan. (Stand far back and the flame should extingish in a few seconds.
6. Gently shake the pan from side to side to coat the bananas with the sauce.
9. Mashed the bananas slightly with a wooden spoon and set aside.
For the Cupcakes
2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
3. In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, and salt.
4. Add eggs, vanilla, rum and banana mixture. Mix well.
5. Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream; blend thoroughly but do not overmix.
6. Pour into prepared cupcake pans about 2/3's full.
7. Bake 20 - 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
8. Cool for 1- minutes in pan on rack. Remove and cool completely before frosting.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Maple Cinnamon Frosting
this makes a lot!-you can half it.
  • 2 sticks butter, softened.
  • 3-4cups powdered sugar, to your preferance
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract, or real maple syrup.
  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until fluffy.
  2. Add the maple extract and cinnamon.
  3. Slowly add confectioners or powdered sugar into the bowl, 1/2 cup at a time and beating after each addition. Continue adding the sugar until you have a thick frosting of your preferred consistency.
 *If the frosting becomes too thick, add a tablespoon or more of half & half to thin out.


  1. Wow, these sound so good! I love banana desserts.

  2. I think this might just be my next baking experiment. I love goodies like this...I bet the frosting just melts in your mouth.

  3. This sounds out of this world. What a perfect way to change up the normal flavors of bananas foster.

  4. This looks so delicious! And the maple cinnamon buttercream sounds AH-MAZING! :) What a great recipe, I love bananas!

  5. I have been making lots of banana foster french toast, but I think my next banana foster endeavor will be cupcakes. These sound great!

  6. New follower. So happy I came by. These are wonderful cupcakes.

  7. These cupcakes sound wonderful anything with banana and cinnamon in it is good too me.

  8. These are AMAZING! They are also so much fun to make! Thanks for checking them out!

  9. Beautiful! They look both rich and satisfying and not overly sweet. Can't wait to try them!

  10. Oh my word, this looks positively amazing! Bananas foster in a cupcake? Be still my heart! Thanks for sharing your awesome recipe!

  11. Omg these sound amazing! I love bananas fosters! Such a great cupcake idea!

  12. Delicious! Simply delicious! My son loves bananas, so I am sure he will be thrilled with this cupcake. Thanks for sharing.

  13. OMG! Luv the idea of these banana foster's cupcakes. I've bookmarked and will be making! :) Thanks for sharing and for the friend invite on FoodBuzz! Have a fantastic week!