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Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

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Chocolate banana cupcakes are the perfect mix of rich chocolate and moist banana. The homemade batter is super simple to make and they taste amazing.

Rich chocolate cupcakes decorated with white and yellow condensed milk buttercream and pink and white sprinkles.

Rich chocolate cupcakes with bananas mixed right in.  You won’t believe how easy they are to make or how delicious they are!

They are super moist, really chocolaty and oh so good.  Whip up a batch to top with your favorite frosting. Or leave the frosting off and call them a muffin, I won’t judge!

Little Dude has been in a cupcake baking mood lately.  I bought a big sleeve of cupcake wrappers when we were making his minion cupcakes for his birthday. 

Now every time he sees them he thinks we should bake. So I finally gave in to his request.  We have been enjoying banana cupcakes recently.

So to keep on trend when Camilla thought it would be fun to celebrate chocolate cake day the first thing that popped into my head was to remake these chocolate banana cupcakes.

chocolate banana cupcakes with frosting being piped on one.

Of course Little Dude wanted to help. So I narrated the recipe.

This is the perfect recipe for little helpers because it can be made in a mixing bowl with a spatula.  He loves doing it himself.

His favorite part is putting the liners in the pan though. Sometimes it’s the simple things!

The last time I made them for a family dinner a couple of years ago.  We placed the baked cupcakes in the waffle maker and cooked them a second time.

This gave them crispy edges and warm valleys to hold the melty ice cream from the sundaes we built on the still warm cupcake waffles.

wrapper pulled down exposing moist chocolate banana cupcake.

As good as those were, this time we went a bit more traditional and frosted them with sweetened condensed milk buttercream.  Little Dude thought they needed sprinkles, so he was in charge of decorating them.

platter of frosted cupcakes with sprinkles on top.

My all time favorite chocolate cake is the devilishly good chocolate cake. The chocolate cherry fudge bundt is always good too. What is your favorite chocolate cake recipe?

For a great chocolate frosting recipe, check out my chocolate sweetened condensed milk buttercream.

Rich chocolate cupcakes decorated with white and yellow condensed milk buttercream and pink and white sprinkles.

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Banana makes these cupcakes moist and delicious. They are the perfect combo of chocolate, banana and cake!
4.93 from 14 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Cupcakes
Calories 193 kcal


  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 250°F and put cupcake liners in a muffin tin.
  • Mix milk and vinegar together, set aside.
    ¾ cup milk, 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • In your mixer bowl, cream together bananas and sugar. Add oil, vanilla, and egg, mix until uniform
    2 bananas, 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Add oil, vanilla, and egg, mix until uniform.
    ¼ cup vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 egg
  • In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda, flour, salt and cocoa powder.
    1¼ cup all-purpose flour, ¼ cup cocoa powder, ¾ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt
  • Alternate adding milk mixture and flour mixture to the banana mixture until everything is added and the batter is uniform.
  • Fill paper lined cupcake tins until the papers are about 2/3 full
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until completely set and inserted toothpick comes out clean
  • Cool completely before frosting


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 193kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 181mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19g
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Tuesday 12th of February 2019

I know I do! Thank you!


Sunday 4th of November 2018

I love banana cake,and chocolate so I bet I will love these too!


Tuesday 12th of February 2019

Aren't they so good together? Thank you!


Friday 9th of February 2018

thank you!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

These sound so good! And, I love the idea of putting them in the waffle maker! Genius :)


Friday 9th of February 2018

They were really good waffled and topped with ice cream, but they are pretty darn good with frosting too ;-) Thank you!

Sue Lau

Tuesday 30th of January 2018

I love the colors and how you added a little vinegar to the mix.


Friday 2nd of February 2018

Thank you!