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Chocolate Banana Cupcakes


Banana Cake:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. oil
  • 1 C. mashed bananas about 2 small bananas
  • 1/2 C. sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1 C. butter softened
  • 1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 C. milk or sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3-4 C. powdered sugar

Banana slices and sprinkles for decoration


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl to remove any lumps and set aside.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, mashed bananas, sour cream and vanilla extract.
  4. 4. Stir in cake mix. (You can add 1 cup mini chocolate chips here if you want!)
  5. 5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  6. 6. Let cool.
  7. 7. Chocolate Frosting: Beat butter for 2 minutes. Add cocoa powder and beat again. Add milk, vanilla and slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
  8. 8. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with sprinkles and fresh banana slices. Top with the sliced just before serving so they don't turn brown.