Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

These tasty banana cupcakes are a family favourite with delicious peanut butter frosting, it's one not to be missed.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 441 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes


  • 150 g Unsalted butter
  • 75 g Caster sugar
  • 75 g Soft light brown sugar
  • 2 Large free range eggs
  • 175 g Self-raising flour
  • 2 Large bananas peeled and well mashed

For the frosting

  • 175 g Unsalted butter
  • 220 g Icing sugar
  • 110 g Smooth peanut butter
  • Handful of salted peanuts to decorate


  1. Beat the room temperature butter with the caster sugar and soft light brown sugar.
  2. Beat in each egg, one at a time.
  3. Fold in the flour and mashed bananas (do this by hand if you've been using a mixer).
  4. Share between 12 paper muffin cases in a muffin tin.
  5. Bake at 180C for about 19 minutes, or until very pale golden brown.
  6. Whilst they are baking, beat the butter, with the icing sugar until well combined.
  7. Beat in the peanut butter.
  8. Add a teaspoon at a time of boiling water until the icing is a light, fluffy consistency.
  9. When the cupcakes are totally cool, pipe the icing onto the cakes or swirl on with a knife.
  10. Top with some salted peanuts.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 171mg5%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 730IU15%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.