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Banana Nut Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Course Cupcakes, Dessert, Sweets
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Author Terri

Ingredients

Banana Cupcakes

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup ripe mashed bananas 3-4 bananas
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Take eggs out of the fridge and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Grease and flour cupcake tins or use cupcake liners.

For Filling

  1. Mix cream cheese, flour, sugar, vanilla and egg in a medium mixing bowl until well blended, set aside.

For Cupcakes

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Add bananas, buttermilk, butter, and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  3. Beat in eggs on medium speed until well blended.
  4. Pour into cupcake tins or cupcake liners and fill 1/4 full.
  5. Spoon 1 tbsp of cream cheese filling on top of batter.
  6. Pour remaining batter on top of cream cheese filling, to 3/4 full.
  7. Bake at 350° for approximately 17-24 minutes (depending on the size cupcakes you are baking), until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

For Frosting

  1. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until well blended.
  2. Add powdered sugar 2 cups at a time and blend, repeat.
  3. Add milk and continue to beat until well blended.
  4. Frost cooled cupcakes and garnish with chopped walnuts.

ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

Banana Cupcakes adapted from Betty Crocker
Cream Cheese Filling adapted from http://bakedbree.com/banana-cream-cheese-muffins
Cream Cheese Frosting adapted from PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese