Chocolate Banana Cake Batter Cupcakes

Chocolate Banana Cake Batter Cupcake Recipe

Chocolate banana cake with cake batter frosting and a cute cherry on top, what could be more perfect or delicious?  Nothing.

Chocolate Banana Cake Batter Cupcakes

The Story:

My mother finally confessed: “I didn’t want you to be cool.”

Well that explains a lot.

My mother let me dress myself starting in Kindergarten.  Perhaps my love of pink and purple was cute at the start, but then I started rummaging through my brother’s clothes and it took a bad turn.  Even in high school I wore a huge leather bomber jacket to match my brother and a choker necklace I made at camp.  And let’s not even talk about my makeup choices My mother was a beauty queen! How could she let her only daughter out of the house like that?

She let me cut my own hair.  Let me tell you, cutting your own bangs the night before school pictures is not a good a idea.  Bangs for me at all is a bad idea.

My mother brushed my hair.  Curls and brushes just don’t go well together, so that and my big glitter phase made me look like an 80’s movie star. Not a good look for a 10-year-old.

My nickname given to me by the parents: “The Eating Machine.”  I ate everything in my path (and looked like it too).

Congrats Mother, I was not one of the “cool” kids.  But I wouldn’t have had it any other way 🙂

Chocolate Banana Cake Batter Cupcakes

Chocolate Banana Cake Batter Cupcakes


Chocolate Banana Cake:
1 box devil's food cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 C. oil
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 C. sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Cake Batter Frosting:
1 C. butter, softened
1/2 C. yellow cake mix, sifted
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. milk
2-3 C. powdered sugar, more if needed
Sprinkles and Maraschino Cherries for decoration


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcakes liners.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl,combine eggs, oil, bananas, sour cream and vanilla extract until smooth.
4. Stir in cake mix.
5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 16-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
6. Let cool.
7. Cake Batter Frosting: Beat butter until smooth. Add cake mix and be a again. Add vanilla extract, milk and slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. (You can add a little yellow food dye if you want a bright yellow color.)
8. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles and Maraschino Cherries.

These beautiful greaseproof cupcake liners are from Sweets & Treats 

Chocolate Banana Cake Batter Cupcake

Sometimes this happens.  And that’s the kitchen floor, so this one went to the trash.

Dropping a Cupcake

15 thoughts on “Chocolate Banana Cake Batter Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Samantha says:

    These look great. Would the cupcake go well with banana mousse? Can’t wait to make these. 🙂

  2. 2

    These are seriously gorgeous cupcakes! In love with them!

  3. 3
    Mary Porter says:

    I remeber you being pretty cool at Lakeridge, but better than that you always had a smile on your face and were super nice! Plus by your senior year you were already known as the best baker in the school! I think I received a delicious cookie once…..Love you Lizzy! Keep the AWESOME recipes coming!

  4. 4
    Kyra says:


    Your cupcakes look beautiful! Where do you get your liners from? Whenever I bake anything darker than spice cake batter, my liners get all greasy and faded, and yet yours are still white with a chocolate cake.

  5. 5
    Candace says:

    I could go for one of those right now! Where did you score the cake stand? Love, love, love!!

  6. 6
    Bailey says:

    hehe i love the last pic 😉

  7. 7
    Maria says:

    Hi Lizzy,
    Your mother was a clever woman. You would have grown up not trying to fit in with the cool kids?
    Your cupcakes are way too cool!

  8. 8
    Nancy Norris says:

    I made these a couple days ago and they were amazing! Just love the banana in the chocolate cake and the cake batter icing was so different and a delicious compliment to the cupcake! Just love and follow your recipes every week!

  9. 9
    Adrijana says:

    These are awesome Lizzy! I made them for the Teacher Appreciation and they looked so cute and tasted amazing!

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