Banana Cupcakes with Honey Cinnamon Frosting

(recipe adapted from Martha Stewart)

Makes 12 Cupcakes


  • 1 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, room temp
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl mix together butter and sugar. Then add in the eggs, followed by the mashed bananas, and vanilla.
  4. Stir in flour mixture (do not over mix). Dividing batter evenly into muffin cups (~¼ cup)
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, ~ 18-20 minutes.
  6. Remove cupcakes from pan and allow to cool.

Honey-Cinnamon Frosting


  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup (2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl, beat unsalted butter, honey, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon.
  2. Sift in confectioners’ sugar and mix until smooth.

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