Strawberry Banana Cupcakes Recipe

by Jenn

I know, I can’t believe I’m already posting these Strawberry Banana Cupcakes as a Valentine’s Day recipe.  It seems like Christmas was last week, lol.  Okay, I know I might be a little new to sharing this Stawberry Banana Cupcake recipe for Valentine’s Day, but it’s also awesome just because of this cupcake recipe.  I have to admit, I am excited about Valentine’s Day because I have some fun recipes and foodie posts to share with you.  I just know you’re going to love them if you enjoy being the

I have enjoyed sharing more recipes and letting my creative side run free over the past year.  I hope I am going to be able to continue to learn, grow and bring you super fun recipes, DIY projects, crafts and all the other tips and tricks we share.  I don’t know what I would do without my girls who help me write.  Gosh, they are lifesavers.

Okay, now let’s talk about these Strawberry Banana Cupcakes because the cupcakes not only taste pretty darn awesome if you ask me, but they turned out looking pretty scrumptious too, don’t you think?

Strawberry Banana Valentine's Day Cupcakes. Recipe

So what do you think about strawberries and bananas together?  It’s one of my favorite fruit combos, so I decided to make it into a cupcake.  It only makes sense right, Strawberry Banana Valentine’s Day Cupcakes.

I miss all the fruity spring and summer flavors.  Fall and winter are my favorite seasons, but it’s time to put away all the fall flavors once the New Year is gone.  Goodbye to the pumpkin, apple, cinnamon and other flavors that are so popular in the autumn and hello to all the fabulous spring and summer flavors.  I know it’s not spring just yet, but I like to get a jumpstart, lol.   Plus, I love making cupcakes!

Cupcakes are my favorite thing to bake and decorate. There are so many different flavors you can make.  Plus there are so many cupcakes to decorate; it gives you a chance to try new things.

Yummy Strawberry Banana Cupcakes

Strawberry Banana Cupcakes Recipe for Valentine’s Day

This recipe for Strawberry Banana Cupcakes is great for Valentines Day.  My daughter already asked me if I would make some for her next party at school.  It makes me feel so good when my kids ask me to cook something for their class.  I eat it up because I know one day sooner than later they are going to turn into teens and not want mom showing up in their classroom all the time, lol.  I’ll take everything I can get and bake anything my kids need for a chance to spend a little time with them at school and they think it’s cool.

Strawberry and Banana Cupcakes Recipe for Valentine's Day and Beyond

If you try and make these cupcakes or another recipe you’re proud of, fdxcI would love it if you sent me a picture on Facebook or Twitter!  I always love seeing what you are making.

Valentine's Day Strawberry Banana Cupcake

Strawberry Banana Cupcakes

Rating: 3.0/5
( 2 voted )
Serves: 12 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 500 calories 10 fat

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 egg 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

Instructions

Cupcake Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
    2. Beat the egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form about 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
    3. Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
    4. Beat butter on high speed until smooth and creamy about one minute.
    5. Add the sugar beating on high until the butter and sugar is creamed together. (3-4 minutes)
    6. Beat on medium-high speed while adding in the egg yolk and vanilla.
    7. 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 just to blend the ingredients, not over beat.
    8. Using a spatula gently fold in the egg whites, pink gel food coloring, and strawberry preserves.
    9. Using a medium ice cream scoop the batter into the lined cupcake tins.
    10. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-24 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
    11. Allow to cool in the cupcake pan for about 5 minutes.
    12. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
Frosting Directions:
  1. Cream the butter and powdered sugar until it looks light and creamy.
  2. Add the banana flavoring. Mix well.
  3. If it doesn't cream, add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  4. Test to see if 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.  If it doesn't stay on spoon add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time.... mix well.
  5. When ready, scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.
  6. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  7. Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake, working to the center of the cupcake.
  8. 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.)
  9. Cut the banana into slices.
  10. Add the sliced banana to the top of the cupcake.

I sure hope you enjoy the Strawberry and Banana Cupcake recipes for Valentine’s Day and beyond! 

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16 comments

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Gabrielle Dominick May 23, 2016 - 7:49 pm

OK so I’m baking these as we speak and the recipe states “add cornstarch and salt” but there are no measurements for either in the ingredient list! This is awful! Please help

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Wanda Tracey January 10, 2016 - 9:21 pm

These sound so delicious and I am anxious to try this combination of flavors.They really look amazing Jen! You did a great job!!! :)

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Ashley Bree Perez January 10, 2016 - 12:04 pm

I am going to make this for Valentine’s Day(:

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Sally Wilsey January 9, 2016 - 11:32 pm

I love baking and trying new things together. Not that it is new but I love the carrot cake and cream cheese frosting but am definately going to try the banana strawberry for my Valentine tea with my granddaughter.

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Lauryn R January 9, 2016 - 1:47 pm

Yum! I love the combination of strawberry and banana together! I’ve never had them in cupcake form before though, I can’t wait to make some! And they are so pretty too. :)

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Christy DuBois January 8, 2016 - 11:40 pm

Valentine’s had not even crossed my mind until I went in the dollar store today and there was an isle of valentines candy. Even though it’s a month away it will be here before I can turn around or so it will seem. And these cupcakes are Fantastic looking with a capital F. I love strawberry cake or cupcakes and add bananas and that’s a + in my book.

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Jenn January 9, 2016 - 3:47 am

You are so right.. It will be here before we know it.. Isn’t crazy how time flys the older we get?

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Melody Mullens Hodge January 8, 2016 - 10:48 pm

oh my yumm! I think im not going to make it through jan. without breaking my new years resolution. I really want to make the strawberry and banana cupcakes this weekend just to try them out before valentines day. :)

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Jenn January 9, 2016 - 3:51 am

Stay strong girl!! You can do it… Use these as a reward ya know.. You can do it I’m working hard to stick to mine too.. I do a reward system, if I do good all week I allow myself something that breaks the rules once a week… So far so good, fingers crossed I can keep up. I try to do all baking and cooking for the blog 1 day a week lol

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lisa January 8, 2016 - 1:32 pm

These look delicious. A bit messy, but worth it. It looks like a sundae.

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lauriedamrose January 8, 2016 - 11:09 am

These look so nice,I can’t wait to make them!

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Linda Manns Linneman January 8, 2016 - 7:48 am

These strawberry and banana cupcakes sound so good for Valentines Day and any other day. I will be trying these soon. Thank you for sharing

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Mai Tran January 8, 2016 - 12:02 am

Not only do these look adorable but they must taste also like heaven. Other recipes are also marvelous! Maybe I’ll make 1 recipe for a weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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Timandmichele Ash January 7, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Thanks for sharing your Yummy Recipe on Strawberry Banana Cupcakes! WOW! These really look great! They sound terrific as well! I saved the recipe to try! I also loved all of the other cupcake recipes as well! Thanks so much for sharing these Yummy recipes with all of us! I love them!!!!!!! I was looking for cup cake papers today and I don’t have any! I’ve got to get some the next time I go to the grocery store! Thanks again! Michele :)

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krissie January 7, 2016 - 11:10 pm

this looks i love the creation of strawberry bannana cupcakes

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alicia szemon January 7, 2016 - 8:56 pm

mmm! these look too good!

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