Strawberry Banana Cupcakes #Recipe

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Strawberry Banana Cupcakes Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

I love strawberries. My Mom loves bananas. Lots of people love it when the two are paired together. And cupcakes, everyone loves those. So imagine strawberry banana cupcakes. Here’s how you make them.

Strawberry Banana Cupcake

This recipe makes 14-24 cupcakes depending on how much of the mixture you scoop into the cupcake liner.

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1/3 C strawberry preserves
  • 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 eggs whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pink gel food coloring

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C soft unsalted butter
  • 4 + C powder sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp banana flavoring
  • Fresh bananas
  • Strawberry preserves

Cupcake Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.

Beat the egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form about 2-3 minutes. Set aside.

Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt.

Beat butter on high speed until smooth and creamy about one minute.

Add the sugar beating on high until the butter and sugar are creamed together. (3-4 minutes)

Beat on medium-high speed while adding in the egg yolk and vanilla.

Reducing the speed to low begin to add the dry ingredients, next add some of the milk. Alternate with the flour mixture and milk, mix after each addition, and ending with the addition of the flour mixture. Be careful to just blend the ingredients not over beat.

Using a spatula gently fold in the egg whites, pink gel food coloring and strawberry preserves.

Using a medium ice cream scoop the batter into the lined cupcake tins.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-24 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool in the cupcake pan for about 5 minutes.

Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting Instructions

Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.

Add the banana flavoring. Mix well.

If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.

Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then….

Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time…. mix well.

If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.

Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.

Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.

Drizzle the frosted cupcake with thinned strawberry preserves. (Add several tablespoons of water to the preserves… slightly heat to blend then allow to cool completely.)

Cut the banana in slices.

Add the sliced banana to the top of the cupcake.

Strawberry Banana Cupcakes Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

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18 comments

Michele January 8, 2016 - 8:31 am

I am allergic to bananas unfortunately because these look decidedly delicious. I know several people who would eat these down in a NY second!!

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valmg January 15, 2016 - 7:30 am

I’ve never met anyone allergic to bananas before, I’m always interested at the many different allergies people have.

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makayla May 6, 2019 - 10:49 am

i know it doesnt go with it but how many does this recipe make

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valmg May 9, 2019 - 6:48 am

This recipe makes 14-24 cupcakes depending on how much you scoop into the cupcake liner so a safe bet is 18 the middle.

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Heather Johnson January 8, 2016 - 10:53 am

These cupcakes sound and look divine. And perfect for Valentine’s Day too!

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valmg January 15, 2016 - 7:30 am

Yes, the color and flavor is great for Valentine’s Day, also Easter and spring too.

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patricia Marsden January 8, 2016 - 10:59 am

The icing appeals as does the look–yummmy!

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valmg January 15, 2016 - 7:29 am

I suspected you’d like the sound of these!

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Valerie | @tailoredandtalented January 8, 2016 - 5:25 pm

I’ve recently been bit by the baking bug. I love strawberries and bananas. Can’t wait to try this cupcake recipe out! 🙂

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Chelley @ A is For Adelaide January 8, 2016 - 11:42 pm

These are the perfect dessert! I can’t wait to try them!

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valmg January 15, 2016 - 7:31 am

I bet the girls would enjoy them!

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Jenny January 9, 2016 - 11:01 am

hnnngh!! That looks so good *drool* I want T^T

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Toughcookiemommy January 10, 2016 - 1:34 pm

Strawberry and banana are my favorite fruits. These cupcakes look so decadent and delicious.

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valmg January 15, 2016 - 7:28 am

They’re too of my favorite fruits also!

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Amber January 10, 2016 - 7:44 pm

Those look amazing. I am going to have to try these with my kiddos.

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Christina Rambo February 2, 2016 - 11:52 am

My favorite flavor combo! Can’t wait to try : )

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Jessie December 7, 2016 - 10:19 pm

How many cupcakes does this recipe make

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valmg January 12, 2017 - 7:16 pm

The recipe makes 14-24 depending on how much you scoop into the cupcake liner so a safe bet is 18 the middle.

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