Banana Cupcakes

Banana Cupcakes

"'This recipe was given to me by my mother, and I've since handed it down to my daughters,' says Wanda Thole of Leonard, Minnesota. 'The moist cupcakes are topped with frosting that comes together in no time. And if you'd like even more banana taste, stir some mashed banana into it.'"
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35 m servings
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, bananas and buttermilk. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to banana mixture. Fill 18 paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. In a small mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and enough milk to achieve desired spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes.

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After reading through a number of reviews, I feel it's important to make clear that these are not muffins, nor is this banana bread in a muffin tin--these are definitely cupcakes. Banana bread, ...

Most helpful critical review

A lot like banana muffins with buttercream!

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After reading through a number of reviews, I feel it's important to make clear that these are not muffins, nor is this banana bread in a muffin tin--these are definitely cupcakes. Banana bread, ...

I have tried this recipe once with old bananas, nice and ripe. It really was the most amazing tasting little cakes i have ever had, and they were finished in no time, we honestly could not stop ...

Excellent! Every time I serve these, I have someone ask me for the recipe. I've made them with buttermilk and with a milk/vinegar combo when I don't have buttermilk on hand, and they always turn...

These were excellent! We are banana bread snobs and it got a thumbs-up from my husband (his mouth was full of cupcake). Like other reviewers, I used butter instead of shortening, regular milk wi...

wonderful recipe! i make it all the time for parties, family dinners, or just whenever i have overly ripe bananas on hand. The recipe is so simple, and everyone loves them! i use cream cheese fr...

Excellent recipe!! very moist banana-ey cupcake, it's like a cross between muffin and cake. I do suggest you cut the sugar, i only use 1 and 1/4 cup and it's perfectly sweet. I also substitute ...

Very good, they're definitely cupcakes. Some comments said they tasted like muffins, but they are definitely sweet and cake-like.

These turned out pretty good, not really amazing but they taste fine. I don't know if I would make them again, they're kind of a mediocre variation of banana bread, only with frosting. But they ...

These were delicious, although I overbaked mine just a tad. I added some dark rum & cinnamon to the batter and some rum flavoring to a brown sugar icing that I found on another website. Very goo...

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