Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Cupcakes are a favorite of mine, these banana cupcakes are moist, and full of flavor. Topped off with a pretty cream cheese icing.

Banana Cupcakes
Farm Journal Country Fair Cookbook
copyright 1984

2 cups sifted cake flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas (2 1/2 medium size)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup flaked coconut

In a medium size bowl sift the cake flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In a large bowl cream the shortening and sugar till light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg. Add the mashed bananas, vanilla and coconut and mix. Alternately add the flour mixture along with some of the buttermilk and mix until all the ingredients are combined. Stir in the chopped pecans. Using your cookie scoop, scoop the mixture into the paper lined cupcake pans. Filling the liners only 3/4 ways filled. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean or the cakes spring back when lightly touched.

Pecan filling:
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp flour
1/2 cup light cream
2 tbsp butter
In a small saucepan add the above ingredients and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture is thick. Remove from heat source and add:
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Mix well and allow to set until cool.

8 ounce package of cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla
1 (16 ounce) package of confectioners sugar
8 ounces of melted white chocolate

Using your stand mixer add the above ingredients and mix until smooth and creamy. To obtain the right consistency of icing you may have to add more confectioners sugar.
Allow the cupcakes and the filling to cool completely. Using a pastry bag with a large tip opening squeeze about 1 1/2 teaspoons of filling into each cupcake.
With a pastry bag and your icing pipe the icing in ice cream swirl pattern on top of each cupcake. Decorate with pecans, or toasted coconut and a slice of banana on top.


  1. These look great! Thanks for sharing and linking up today!

  2. These are beautiful and look delicious!

  3. These sound incredible. Banana and pecans - yum!

  4. Yummy! Those cupcakes sound so rich and delicious. Anything with cream cheese icing is a winner in my book. I'd love for you to stop in and show off these tasty looking cupcakes today at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a blessed day :)

  5. Biting into those would be a dream. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  6. These look and sound delicious! I love a little surprise in the middle of a cupcake. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  7. These sound SO good! We are a big fan of anything banana around here, so I might have to make these!