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Banana Nut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

Course Banana Bread, Cupcakes, Dessert, Sweets
Author Terri


For the Cupcakes

  • cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • cups mashed bananas
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • cups Gold Medal® all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cups walnuts, chopped

For the Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners.

For the Cupcakes

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter together, then beat in eggs one at a time.
  2. Mix buttermilk, bananas and vanilla into sugar mixture and beat on medium speed until well incorporated.
  3. In another medium mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt together.
  4. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add walnuts and stir.
  6. Pour mixture ¾ full into cupcake liners.
  7. Bake for 22-24 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

For the Frosting

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and cream cheese together.
  2. Add vanilla and mix.
  3. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until creamy.
  4. Frost cupcakes once cooled.

Recipe Notes

Banana Bread recipe from Gold Medal® Flour. This recipe that was on a bag of flour we had purchase many years ago.