I love bananas. I love cupcakes. I love Rum! So Banana Rum Cupcakes? Extra in love! What’s better than a decadent sweet spiked cupcake? Nada, nothing, zip! Add a peanut butter buttercream frosting and you’ve got a serious winner. I definitely prefer cooking to baking, but I can still hold it down in the baking arena as long as I keep things simple 🙂

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The idea of these cupcakes came to me as I was brainstorming what to bring to a Halloween party last month. I wanted to be creative, but not too crazy (since I don’t really bake) so I figured how hard could making a spiked cupcake be? Just substitute the liquid you normally use (milk or water) for liquor! Boom!

Banana Rum Cupcakes were my decision because, well, I love bananas.

I used a basic cupcake recipe like this one HERE as a guide and added my additions. I made these cupcakes TWICE! The first time it was way too dense. The second time I added more flour and it came out better. So definitely don’t skimp on the flour. Hope you enjoy 🙂

Spiced Banana Rum Cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 20 - 24 Cupcakes

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake

Calories per serving: 260

Spiced Banana Rum Cupcakes


  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 - 1 1/4 cup spiced rum (I used Captain Morgan)


  • First throw on your favorite track, your about to get down in the kitchen!
  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • In a bowl, combine sugar and melted butter, mix well. Then add each egg one at a time. After that is all mixed up, add in the mashed bananas and vanilla.
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Once mixed, add it to the sugar mixture.
  • Next, add the rum slowly to reach the desired consistency of your batter.
  • Pick your favorite cupcakes liners (I used Spiderman 🙂 ) and line your cupcake tray. Fill each liner with batter, leaving room at the top for it to expand.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick come out clean.
    For The Frosting:
  • Follow the directions on the package of Pillsbury Purely Simple Buttercream Frosting Mix
  • Once prepared, add in your peanut butter and mix until smooth.
  • Pipe on to cupcakes. (If you don't have a piping bag, place frosting into a plastic ziplock bag, seal it and cut one of the corners. Boom! Piping bag.)

Highlights Of This Recipe

  • It’s a spiked cupcake recipe, end of story!
  • It’s simple and easy. No crazy ingredients.
  • Since most of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry/fridge, it’s a budget friendly recipe
  • It tastes delicious! The cupcake may have a dense consistency, but the taste is great.

Perfect For

  • Any event that you are required to bring a dish. I brought these to a Halloween party last month, and everyone really enjoyed them.
  • A snack or breakfast 🙂
  • For a ladies night in


Have you tried making spiked cupcakes? Do you have a favorite recipe you use? Let us know and comment below!

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