Buttery Banana Icing

    10 minutes

    Can be used on banana cake, chocolate cake or whatever cake you think will go with bananas!

    152 people made this

    Serves: 11 

    • 65g butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup mashed bananas
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3 1/4 cups (500g) icing sugar

    Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Cream together butter, banana, lemon juice and vanilla. Slowly beat in icing sugar, adding more if needed to make a nice fluffy, spreadable icing. Makes about 2 1/3 cups.

    Recently Viewed

    Reviews and Ratings
    Global Ratings:

    Reviews in English (106)


    I made one third of the icing for a batch of banana muffins...perfect!  -  09 Aug 2012


    Attempted to make twice...the first time I followed the directions as written, mixing everything but the powdered sugar all at once...DON'T DO THIS! The banana puree and lemon juice will NOT cream with the butter properly. Instead, cream the butter on its own, then add the powdered sugar in small batches. Alternate adding sugar and banana puree until it's fluffy and creamy. It has a nice banana flavor and thick texture.  -  07 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Here's a foolproof order for adding these ingredients together in order to NOT get a glaze: Mash 1/2 of the greenest NEVER FROZEN banana you have, add 1/2 tsp. lemon juice (or lime juice, but there is no other substitute here, the citric acid is key) and your vanilla into a bowl. Measure out your confectioner's sugar or at least part of it. Cream butter alone (make sure your butter is NOT soft enough to hold an indentation - usually 30 minutes for me). Begin adding in sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, continue creaming it in, add ALL your banana mixture, cream that in, continue adding in sugar in 1/2 cup measures. I wound up adding more lemon juice, myself, to counteract the sugar. I've iced all 18 of AR's "Banana Cupcakes" with this & it's in the fridge -- I may revise this review if it's brown in the morning :=) Thanks for the recipe! (Note: I used 3 drops of yellow food coloring.) UPDATE: As of the following morning, my refrigerated iced cupcakes had NOT turned brown or discolored or wept in any way.  -  16 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)