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Banana Butter Frosting

Lisa Altmiller

"Grandma Lottie's recipe for delicious banana frosting. This recipe produces enough frosting to frost the top and sides of 8- to 9-inch layer cakes. So easy and so yummy!"
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10 m servings 2215 cals
Original recipe yields 1 servings (8 servings)


  • Calories:
  • 2215 kcal
  • 111%
  • Fat:
  • 46.8 g
  • 72%
  • Carbs:
  • 463.1g
  • 149%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 122 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 332 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Beat banana and lemon juice in a bowl with an electric hand mixer set to Low until completely mixed.
  2. Beat butter into the banana mixture until creamy.
  3. Beat confectioners' sugar into the banana mixture in small batches, beating continually, until entirely integrated into a light and fluffy frosting.

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  1. 13 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

A nice change for all sorts of cupcakes - chocolate, banana, vanilla, peanut butter. Thanks for the recipe Mrs A.

Most helpful critical review

Followed directions to cream everything first, then add banana. Tasty but stuff NEVER got thick. I even chilled, frosted then chilled again... so sloppy. Tasty, but too sloppy. Maybe good fo...

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A nice change for all sorts of cupcakes - chocolate, banana, vanilla, peanut butter. Thanks for the recipe Mrs A.

Love this recipe. However I did add in some vanilla and an 8 ounce block of cream cheese to mine and it was amazing. Thank you for posting this.

Like this recipe. It has only a slight taste of banana. The consitance was thin but after I had refidgerated it for a while it was fine. The next time I make this I will whip the butter first...

To those who may think there is not enough banana in it, there is a simple solution. Add more banana. I had to say that because people complain about these sort of things a lot.

I read people's reviews that the frosting was more of a glaze and had that experience myself. However, I just added an extra cup of powdered sugar, and it was great. It spread easily and set up ...

Delicious! I made this with 2 cups of icing sugar instead of 3 1/2 since I didn't need that much. Even at the reduced amount, I found that the recipe was still a bit too sweet for my personal p...

Will need less sugar in my personal opinion but it came out fantastic ...I added more than suggested banana

This was AMAZING! I put this on cake, but I now want to put it on cupcakes. Do you know how much it will use for cupcakes?

Mine never thickened up and was more like a glaze then frosting. Will try again and maybe not let me bananas get as ripe. The flavor was good though and everyone enjoyed what little did stay on ...