Bananas Foster Cupcakes with Ginger Cinnamon Frosting

I’m usually not much of a baker; I just find it hard to follow the exact measurements and instructions in order to produce a successful baked good. But I hosted a little dinner for my cousin’s family and decided to get out of my comfort zone.

I first found my cupcake recipe at Peace.Love&Yummines for their Bananas Foster Cupcakes but decided to make a ginger-based frosting to cut down the sweetness… (Well, also because I have plenty of ginger at home and no maple syrup…)

I halved the cupcake recipe to make 12 cupcakes. For a rustic look, cut parchment paper into 3- to 4- inch squares to use as lining paper. Push the center of the paper into the cupcake pan compartment, then fold a few times on the sides. The shape will stay once you place batter into the paper.

Here’s my ginger cinnamon frosting recipe:

  • 1/2 cup sliced ginger
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

Simmer these 3 ingredients together for 30 minutes and remove the ginger pieces to make ginger syrup.

  • 1 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup powered sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ginger syrup, to taste

Beat the butter until soft, then add the powered sugar and cinnamon while mixing. Add ginger syrup to the spiciness of your liking.

I piped the frosting using a small ziploc bag. Enjoy :)

Update: This was featured on the lovely “visual potluck of recipes”, TasteSpotting!

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  • I love your frosting idea and your photos are amazing! Thanks for giving these a try! :)

  • Thanks Ashley! The cupcakes were a hit!

  • Shoko

    This recipe sounds incredible! You had me at “ginger cinnamon” :)

  • Joy

    Drool. Ginger cinnamon frosting sounds decadent. 

    As delicious as this looks, I would feel torn actually eating it – it just looks so pretty!