Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Take those ripe bananas and make Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes. They're moist, sweet, and the frosting is to die for! |

It’s been a pretty cool week, my friends! We completed our first photo shoot for Clabber Girl, Dave found a white wine that doesn’t give him a hangover, and I baked these Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes. Hooray!

Now, maybe you guys have been hip to banana chocolate chip cupcakes from day one, but I’ve been in the dark. You see, bananas are for a quick snack, post-run smoothie, or the occasional banana bread. But cupcakes? Really? Nope, not for this gal.

Fortunately, Clabber Girl asked us to prepare and shoot some of their recipes and the banana chocolate chip cupcakes recipe was the last one. The moment I bit into it I knew I was all wrong to put limitations on this magical fruit.

Take those ripe bananas and make Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes. They're moist, sweet, and the frosting is to die for! |

“Never again!”, I cried, as I tried to stuff the entire cupcake into my mouth. When I came to my senses I knew I would never look at a banana the same way again. Ok, that sounded kinda weird.

Moving on…

This cupcake just works: the moist cake from the mashed bananas, the bits of sweetness from the chocolate chips and the frosting. Oh, the frosting, people! The fact that I had one dozen left over from the photo shoot was both a blessing and a curse. Eh, who am I kidding? It was just a blessing… like the no-hangover wine I’ve got chiilin’ in the fridge.


Recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes from Clabber Girl.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
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Makes 14 cupcakes
Serves: 14
  • 1¾ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ c. sugar
  • 1 tbsp.Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ c. soft shortening (I used butter)
  • ¾ c. mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • ⅓ c. evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pkg (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Banana Frosting
  • ¼ c. margarine, softened (I used butter)
  • 2 tbsp. evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. banana flavoring
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • ½ c. chocolate chips, for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Coat muffin tin with baking spray or line with cupcake papers.
  3. Place flour, sugar, Clabber Girl Baking Powder and salt in a large bowl. Sift, if necessary.
  4. Throw bananas in processor and pulse until mashed. or, do so by hand.
  5. Place mashed bananas, shortening or butter, bananas, evaporated milk, vanilla, and eggs in a bowl. Mix until well blended, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add flour mixture with banana mixture. Stir until just combined.
  7. Fold in chocolate chips.
  8. Fill muffin cups about ¾ full.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove pan from oven and cool on wire rack.
  11. Banana Frosting:
  12. Combine margarine or butter and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  13. Add evaporated milk and banana flavoring,
  14. Blend until frosting is creamy.
  15. Pipe swirled frosting with a Wilton 1M tip.
  16. Garnish with mini chocolate chips




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  1. 1

    Now that Crumbs is closing its stores, people suspect that cupcake era has come to an end. I don’t believe that at all. Good cupcake store will definitely last eternity (ok, a long time). And this cupcake recipe seems to be the one that last :) I have been eager to make cupcakes lately; mainly because I have not done any for months. This one looks so moist and delicious, not to mention, I have all the ingredients on hands. I am loving this recipe and your lovely photo, and will make this cupcakes so very soon :)


    • 2

      No worries, Pang. Cupcakes are forever-pretty much. We have Sprinkles over here and you have Kara’s Cupcakes over there and both stores make amazing cupcakes.

      I never had banana cupcakes before so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it too. Thanks for reading.

  2. 3

    I’ve always been hip and am totally hyped you’ve come out of the dark and have seen the light about Banana chocolate chip cupcakes. I’m anxious to stuff the entire cupcake into my mouth to see if it elicits the ecstasy you describe. I need a fix badly.

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    I am not sure how your cupcakes did not get scorched at 375°F. Mine had a lovely start only to get burned on the outside after a few minutes! Also the instructions were sloppy. No mention of when to mix the dry and wet ingredients. Furthermore, one had to decipher that the bulleted list item “Banana Frosting” under “Ingredients” was actually another item that needed to be made and the other bulleted items were part of the “Banana Frosting” and not the cupcakes. I get that this was probably copy/pasted this from Clabber Girl. Needless to say if I were to make these again, I would bake them at 350°F like most other recipes out there.

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