Overhead view of three bananas foster cupcakes
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Bananas Foster Cupcakes

The cinnamon, brown sugar, and rum flavors in these bananas foster cupcakes are the perfect cozy treat for cooler weather!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bananas Foster Cupcakes
Servings: 16 cupcakes
Calories: 297kcal

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (113 grams)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (200 grams)
  • 1/2 cup banana, mashed (200 grams)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup milk (184 mL)
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (210 grams)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 3/4 tsp baking powder

For the Frosting

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

For the Sauce

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp dark rum
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 banana, chopped

Instructions

For the Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper cupcake liners.
  • In mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar on medium speed for approximately 4-5 minutes.
  • Add mashed banana, egg, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Scrap bowl to ensure all ingredients are combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder
  • With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in three parts and buttermilk in two parts alternating, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Scrape bowl to ensure all ingredients are combined.
  • Scoop mixture in prepared, lined cupcake pan. Fill each liner approximately 3/4 full.
  • Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean or with only a few crumbs when stuck into the center of a cupcake. Allow to cool on cooling rack.

For the Frosting

  • Place cream, vanilla pudding mix, and powdered sugar in mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment.
  • Whisk on medium speed for approximately 6-7 minutes until mixture thickens to frosting consistency.

For the Sauce

  • Place butter, sugar, cream, rum, cinnamon, and vanilla in small saucepan.
  • Heat over medium heat on stovetop for approximately 7-8 minutes. Stir mixture while heating to avoid burning.
  • Add in chopped banana and allow to simmer for another minute. Allow to cool.

To Assemble

  • Using any large piping tip, pipe frosting on the tops of the cupcakes.
  • Spoon cooled sauce on top of each cupcake