Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cupcake

Rich chocolate cakes topped with fluffy peanut butter frosting, chocolate ganache and fresh banana slices.  What could be more perfect? Well… these Chocolate Banana Cake Batter Cupcakes were pretty incredible actually.  And if you’re craving banana bread instead of a cupcake, I have THE BEST Banana Bread Recipe.

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cupcakes

The Story:

Someone likened me unto a banana the other day.

“You’re getting older and maybe not looking as good, but really you’re becoming much better and more ‘flavorful.’  Those young bananas are cute and pretty, but everyone would much rather eat an older one.  You’re a banana, Lizzy!”

Uhhh… thanks?

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cupcakes


Chocolate Banana Cake:
1 box devil's food cake mix
1/2 C. oil
3 eggs
1 1/4 C. RIPE banana's mashed, about 2 bananas
1/2 C. sour cream or plain yogurt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Peanut Butter Frosting:
3/4 C. butter, softened
1/2 C. peanut butter, creamy
1/4 C. milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3-4 C. powdered sugar
Chocolate Ganache:
1 C. chocolate chips
1/4 C plus 1 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine oil, eggs, 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. Peanut Butter Frosting: Beat butter and peanut butter together for 2 minutes. Add milk, vanilla extract and 2 cups powdered sugar. Beat, then scrape down sides of the bowl. Continue to slowly add more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. If it becomes thick like cookie dough, add more milk!
8. Chocolate Ganache: Place chocolate and cream in a microwave proof bowl and heat until melted, then stir unit smooth. (About 1 minute in the microwave…)
9. Pipe Peanut Butter Frosting onto cooled cupcakes, spoon over ganache (let it cool a little before using so you don't melt the frosting) then top with sprinkles and fresh banana slices!

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cupcake Recipe

Have the Girl Scouts stopped by your house yet?  Make sure to make my Thin Mint Cupcakes when you get your box of Thin Mints!! Or if you’re feeling daring, give the Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes a try!

9 thoughts on “Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Cielo says:

    For some reason, cake mixes are hard to find here in Manila. I have a devil’s food cake recipe. Can I jusr add mashed bananas to make the cupcakes?

  2. 2
    laura says:

    Have you tried with other cake mixes, say yellow or spice cake? This sounds AMAZING, but my odd fiance isn’t a chocolate fan (crazy, I know!)

  3. 3
    Bailey says:

    lol love the story! ;D

  4. 4
    Ashton says:

    hahaha! No way, you still look great on the outside!! And you definitely don’t have soft brown spots!! 😉 These look delicious, as always!

  5. 5
    Shelby S says:

    Love the story haha! These cupcakes look amazing! I love your pictures! 🙂

  6. 6
    Tonya says:

    I made these today. So delicious. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

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