Gingerbread Banana Christmas Cupcakes!

Gingerbread Banana Christmas Cupcakes!

Get creative with this delicious Christmas Cupcake recipe!



  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 large egg plus 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1½ cups mashed banana
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons peeled minced fresh ginger


  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Ginger cookies, optional


Step 1

Heat oven to 350° F and line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a medium bowl.

Step 2

Combine the brown sugar, vegetable oil, molasses, egg, and egg yolks in a large bowl. Stir in the mashed bananas, sour cream, and ginger.

Step 3

Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.

Step 4

Divide the batter between the prepared cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out with just a few moist crumbs, 22 to 25 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to a rack to cool completely

Step 5

Prepare the frosting. Whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, milk, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Dip the top of each cupcake in the glaze. Let the cupcakes stand at room temperature until the glaze sets. Top with a ginger cookie, if desired