Sunday, December 22, 2013

Recipe Box: Bananas Foster Frosting w/ Pumpkin Carrot Cupcakes

Hello darlings!

Tis the season for baking, that's for sure.  About a year or so back, I posted my recipe for pumpkin carrot cupcakes...yum, right?  Anyhow, as all things pumpkin and delicious seem to be the go to flavor through the fall and winter seasons, this recipe has made it's way into my kitchen yet again and again.  This time around, I gave it an extra punch of flavory goodness by making Bananas Foster frosting...yes, that's right, I did say Bananas Foster!  And not to toot my own horn, but this frosting is pretty much so to die for with it's blend of bananas, brown sugar, cinnamon, and rum.  I altered the original recipe a bit and & added cream cheese, because let's be real, cream cheese just makes everything so much more yummy.  So without further is the glorious frosting recipe:  

// To see the recipe for the actual pumpkin carrot cupcakes, JUMP HERE. //

Bananas Foster Frosting


1/2 cup banana, mashed (about 1 large banana)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar 
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons dark rum (I actually used Brandy b/c that's what I had on hand.)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Mash banana in a small bowl with the lemon juice.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter & cream cheese until smooth.
Add mashed banana and beat until well incorporated and smooth.
Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time (while slowly mixing).  
Add brown sugar, cinnamon, rum and vanilla.
Beat until all ingredients are well incorporated, and frosting is light and fluffy.

Original recipe adapted from here.

Now frost those sweet little cakes and enjoy!  For photo taking purposes, I frosted my cakes as soon as they came out of the oven and well - the frosting melted a bit just like Frosty the Snowman on a hot day.  Wait till your cakes are cooled down though and I promise your frosting will look much prettier than mine! 

Happiest Sunday Darlings!


  1. Yum, yum, yum!! This reminded me that I haven't baked in so long. My grandma sends us a giant box of cookies, homemade candies, and a cake this time every year so I feel like making my own stuff is overkill :) I'll have to try this in January!

  2. Cream cheese really does make everything more yummy :)

  3. Looks delicious! x

  4. Yummy, the cupcakes look soooo deliciou! Will definitely try them :)

  5. Great recipe, and they look so festive! I shall try this recipe now that Christmas is coming, thank you!

    Happy Holidays,
    Mary x

  6. Looks and sounds yummy! .,wish there was a vegan recipe for.this....happy holidays!


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