Wednesday, August 12, 2015

chocolate banana cupcakes

Two of my favorite flavors in dessert, brought together in a fabulous cupcake! I mean, can you ever go wrong when chocolate and banana are involved?! Plus, the icing is so smooth and chocolatey, I could probably just eat it with a spoon! You're going to want to make these ASAP. (And careful, they seem to disappear quickly!)

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes (recipe from Bakerella)


Cream Cheese Mixture
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 small banana, pureed
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Mixture
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large bananas, pureed
1/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
For the cream cheese mixture:
  • Beat cream cheese and sugar until nice and fluffy.
  • Add banana, egg and vanilla and mix together until combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and set aside.
For the chocolate mixture:
  • Sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, soda and salt using a wire whisk.
  • Add bananas, oil and vanilla and mix together on low until combined.
  • Use a large scoop to fill cupcake liners with batter.
  • Repeat topping the cupcake batter with the cream cheese mixture.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until done.

Chocolate Sour Cream Icing (recipe from Real Simple)

semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 
(3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
confectioners’ sugar
sour cream
pinch kosher salt

  1. Heat the chocolate in a double boiler or medium heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water, stirring often, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and let cool, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter on high until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add the sugar and beat until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add the chocolate, sour cream, and salt and beat to combine.
  3. Top the cupcakes with the frosting once they are cooled.

Let me know if you try them out! 


  1. wow that beautiful and definitely that goodness !!!
    I eat them willingly

    goes to see


  2. These cupcakes look absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

  3. These look amazing! Can't wait to try out the recipe! Yum!

  4. These look incredible! I cannot figure out if it is good or bad that no one else I live with really likes bananas..... haha. More for me.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  5. Seriously yum! I love these flavor combinations together. Thanks so much for sharing!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  6. These look amazing! Totally agree you can never go wrong with banana and chocolate!

  7. I love sweets - these look so good! And what I imagine is a touch of tartness from the cream cheese and sour cream sound like a perfect flavor medley in your mouth. I have some bananas at home - I think there may be some baking going on to night. ;)

  8. Those look amazing! Two of my favorite things together! Thank you for posting, I'm definitely going to try it!


  9. These look so yummy and the piece of banana on the top is a cute decoration
    Dresses & Denim

  10. OMG these look delicious, NOM!!!

    - Liz Lizo

  11. Holy YUM! Gimme, gimme, these look awesome!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. Oh my gosh! Those look and sound amazing! I'm a horrid baker, but these I might just attempt!

    Clothes & Quotes

  13. What a lovely sweet treat! I'll definitely have to bake these sometime soon, they look amazing! Great post!
    xo Kiki

  14. Bananas are one of my favorite snacks, so putting them in a cupcake and mixing it with chocolate is brilliant!

    Penn&Quill || Robin


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