Banana Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

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Everyone loves Bananas! And what could be better than Banana Cupcakes? Banana Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting, that’s what!

First of all, I love fresh ginger. I use it in Asian cooking all the time. But I never thought of it in frosting. I guess I don’t know what I was missing. The addition of fresh ginger gives the frosting a fabulous flavor.

If your looking for a homemade Banana cupcake with unforgettable frosting…this IS the cupcake for you!

Banana Cupcakes | afoodieaffair.com

Banana Cupcakes
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ c. butter, softened
  • ½ c. firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c. self rising flour
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ c. mashed ripe banana (about 2 bananas)
  • ¼ c. whole milk vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tsp. grated, peeled fresh ginger
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Banana Chips for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add brown sugar, beating until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour, baking soda, banana, yogurt, ginger and vanilla. Beat at low speed until blended. Divide batter evenly among cups of prepared pans.
  3. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Let cupcakes cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.
  4. Spread Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting over cooled cupcakes. Garnish with Banana Chips if desired.

Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ c. butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. grated, peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 c. confectioners sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and ginger at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Gradually add confectioners sugar, beating on low speed just until blended. Cover, and refrigerate until needed.

 

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