Banana Buttercream Frosting, made from scratch, using a fresh banana and banana extract, for the ultimate banana flavor! If you need a banana buttercream frosting, this is the frosting for you! This frosting would be great on top of yellow cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, peanut butter cupcakes and so many other cupcake flavors!
The key to this frosting is one banana. Ripe, but not over ripe. Don’t use a brown banana like we would in banana bread! And I love this frosting because we use COLD butter. No waiting around for the butter to come to that perfect room temperature.
Mash your banana so there are no chunks.
Banana Buttercream FrostingPrint Recipe
- 1-1/2 cups unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1-1/2 teaspoons banana extract
- 5 cups powdered sugar, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used Vain Madagascar Vanilla Extracted in Cane Rum)
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
In the bowl of a stand mixer, affixed with the paddle attachment, add the cubed butter into the bowl. Mix on medium-high speed for 7-minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Change the mixer speed to low and add the mashed banana, and two cups of powdered sugar. Mix on low until incorporated. Add one teaspoon of banana extract and one teaspoon of vanilla extract into the mixture and mix until combined.
Add two more cups of powdered sugar to the mixer and mix on low until combined. Increase the speed of the mixer to medium-high speed and beat for 3-minutes.
Add the last cup of powdered sugar, the heavy whipping cream, the lemon juice and the 1/2 teaspoon of banana extract to the mixer. Beat on low until all ingredients are incorporated. Increase the speed of the mixer to medium-high speed and beat the frosting for 5-minutes.
Frost onto cooled cupcakes.
This frosting is a little softer than the other frostings I usually pipe. You can add another half cup of powdered sugar to your frosting, if you want a firmer texture. I piped the frosting and it held its swirl just fine, but if you are using a more intricate piping tip, you might want the texture a little firmer
Now you are ready to pipe your frosting onto your cupcakes! I piped my Banana Buttercream Frosting onto Yellow Cupcakes with Mini Chocolate Chips.
What flavor cupcake would you top with this Banana Buttercream Frosting??