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Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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How To Make Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Use up those ripe bananas with these chocolate chip cupcakes with an added layer of banana flavor. It’s then topped with a decadent cream cheese frosting.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



For Cupcakes:

  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 6tbspunsalted butter,(3 oz), softened
  • ¾cupgranulated sugar
  • 1largeegg
  • 1largeegg yolk
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • ¾cupChiquita bananas,overripe, mashed
  • ½cupbuttermilk
  • ½cupmini semi-sweet chocolate chips,plus more for garnish
  • Chiquita bananas,sliced, for garnish

For Frosting:

  • 8ozcream cheese,nearly at room temperature
  • ½cupunsalted butter,(4 oz), nearly at room temperature
  • cupssugar,powdered
  • 1tspvanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.

  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter and granulated sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg then mix in egg yolk and vanilla. 

  3. Blend in mashed bananas. Add ⅓ of the flour mixture then mix just until combined.

  4. Pour in ½ of the buttermilk and mix just until combined, repeat process with flour and buttermilk once more. 

  5. Finish by adding in the remaining flour mixture and the chocolate chips and mix just until combined. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl and fold batter.

  6. Divide batter among 12 paper lined muffin cups, filling each about ¾ full. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean.

  7. Cool in pan several minutes then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

  8. Once cool, frost with cream cheese frosting, top with 2 banana slices (just before serving) and sprinkle with chocolate chips.

  9.  Store in refrigerator in an air tight container and allow to rest at room temperature for about 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth. 

  2. Mix in powdered sugar and blend until light and fluffy.


  • Calories: 525.96kcal
  • Fat: 23.17g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.81g
  • Trans Fat: 0.54g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.20g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 78.62g
  • Fiber: 1.59g
  • Sugar: 62.71g
  • Protein: 4.58g
  • Cholesterol: 87.67mg
  • Sodium: 199.66mg
  • Calcium: 45.20mg
  • Potassium: 199.78mg
  • Iron: 1.24mg
  • Vitamin A: 196.78µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.58mg
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