Recipes and Cooking Island Bananas Foster Cupcakes Be the first to rate & review! Coconut and rum add a tropical touch to this simple cupcake recipe. Then, to transform the single-serving treats into bananas foster cupcakes, add a caramelized brown sugar banana topping. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on April 16, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kritsada Panichgul Prep Time: 25 mins Stand Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 20 mins Cool Time: 45 mins Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 24 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup butter 3 eggs 2 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 ½ cup sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk ¾ cup shredded coconut, lightly toasted ¼ cup rum or unsweetened coconut milk 1 recipe Bananas Foster Topping Whipped cream (optional) Shredded coconut, lightly toasted (optional) Bananas Foster Topping ⅓ cup butter ½ cup packed brown sugar ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ⅛ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (optional) 3 bananas, sliced ¼ cup rum ½ teaspoon vanilla Directions Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line twenty-four 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and the 3/4 cup coconut milk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Fold in the 3/4 cup coconut and the rum. Spoon batter into prepared cups, filling each about three-fourths full. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out batter in cups. Bake about 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks. Spoon Bananas Foster Topping over warm cupcakes. If desired, pipe or spoon whipped cream onto cupcakes and sprinkle with additional coconut. Makes 24 (2-1/2-inch) cupcakes. Bananas Foster Topping In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and, if desired, nutmeg. Add bananas; toss gently to coat. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until bananas are heated through. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan heat rum over low heat just until rum almost simmers; remove from heat. If desired, use a long match to carefully ignite the rum.* Once the flame dies down, pour rum into banana mixture. Gently stir in vanilla. *Test Kitchen Tip: For safety, keep face and hands away from ignited rum in saucepan. (The flame is hard to see.) Leave on unlit stove burner until flame dies down. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 263 Calories 14g Fat 31g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 24 Calories 263 % Daily Value * Total Fat 14g 18% Saturated Fat 9g 45% Cholesterol 54mg 18% Sodium 173mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 31g 11% Total Sugars 20g Protein 3g Vitamin C 1.2mg 6% Calcium 40.4mg 3% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 116mg 2% Folate, total 28.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.