Banana Cinnamon Cupcakes

My Banana Cinnamon Cupcake recipe was created when I couldn’t find another recipe that had the right texture and taste.   Most recipes come out tasting exactly like banana muffins.  This recipe contains a great banana taste with the texture of a cupcake/cake, light and fluffy.  This recipe is very similar to my red velvet cupcakes recipe that I created.  I followed the same pattern of using milk, sour cream, and white vinegar inside the batter.  The cinnamon cream cheese icing is the perfect topping, not too sweet and it really brings out the banana flavor.

Cupcake Ingredients:

Icing Ingredients:



  • 3 smashed bananas
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 2 cup white sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Icing

  • 1/2 cup/1 stick butter room temperature
  • 12 oz of cream cheese (Preferable Philadelphia) cold
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups powder sugar (sifted is best)
  • 1 teaspoon heavy cream  (Add up to a tablespoon, if you’re not using it to pipe a cake or cupcake)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°


  1. Mash Bananas.  Set aside.
  2. Add 24 cupcake liners to cupcake pans.
  3. Beat together butter and white sugar until combined. Add in eggs one at a time.
  4. Add in vanilla, white vinegar, milk, and sour cream.
  5. Mix on high until light and fluffy.
  6. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.
  7. Add dry ingredients to the mixer/bowl with wet mixture.  Mix until combined.
  8.  Fold in bananas or mix on very low.
  9. Using a 1/4 scoop or cup, add batter to cupcake holders.
  10. Put into the oven and bake for 18-22 minutes.
  11.  Cool completely before icing.

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Icing

Mixer Required.

1. Mix butter and cream cheese in mixer on low.

2. Add vanilla and cinnamon and mix.

3. Add powder sugar, one cup at a time. Mix between cups.  Keep on low.

4. Add heavy cream.

5. Pipe cooled cake or cupcake immediately.

6. Enjoy!

Sifter for powdered sugar (bought on Amazon)



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