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Chunky Monkey Cupcakes Recipe

Chunky Monkey Cupcakes Recipe

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How To Make Chunky Monkey Cupcakes

Banana cupcakes are upgraded in this chunkey monkey cupcakes recipe! Chocolate banana goodies are frosted with dark chocolate for a sweet decadent dessert.

Preparation: 35 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 2cupsall purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • 3bananas,ripe
  • 2tbspmilk
  • ¼tspvanilla extract
  • ½cupbutter,softened
  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • 2large eggs
  • 1cupwalnuts,chopped
  • 1cupdark chocolate chunks

For Dark Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1cupcream,very hot but not boiling
  • 1cupdark chocolate chips
  • 12banana chips,dried


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 12-cup muffin tin with liners.

  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.

  3. Mash bananas with milk and vanilla extract until smooth.

  4. Mix butter and sugar together with a spatula until creamy. Whisk in eggs, 1 at a time, then whisk in the banana mixture. Add walnuts, chocolate, and the flour mixture. Mix batter with a spatula until no dry spots remain.

  5. Fill muffin cups to the top with batter, then distribute excess batter as needed. Tap pan against the counter to expel any air bubbles.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes until tops are lightly browned. Let cupcakes cool to room temperature for at least 20 minutes.

Dark Chocolate Frosting:

  1. Pour hot cream over chocolate chips in a bowl. Let sit for a few minutes, then whisk, increasing speed gradually, until color is uniform.

  2. Spread ganache over the cooled cupcakes and garnish with banana chips. Refrigerate to firm up the frosting, if desired.

  3. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 1086.25kcal
  • Fat: 67.30g
  • Saturated Fat: 49.98g
  • Trans Fat: 0.32g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.57g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 119.97g
  • Fiber: 13.34g
  • Sugar: 68.17g
  • Protein: 9.09g
  • Cholesterol: 79.67mg
  • Sodium: 327.14mg
  • Calcium: 98.54mg
  • Potassium: 982.34mg
  • Iron: 6.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 166.69µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.76mg
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