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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!

group of chocolate banana cupcakes with white and yellow frosting and pink 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.  It seems I have a thing for putting bananas in cupcakes as both his minion and monkey cupcakes were banana.

     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.

chocolate banana cupcakes with yellow and white frosting and sprinkles on top

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Yield: 12 Cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Banana makes these cupcakes moist and delicious. They are the perfect combo of chocolate, banana and cake!


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/4 cup neutral cooking oil (vegetable, canola etc.)
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F and mix milk and vinegar and set aside
  2. In your mixer bowl, cream together bananas and sugar. Add oil and eggs and mix until uniform
  3. Stir in vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda, flour, salt and cocoa.
  4. Alternate adding milk mixture and flour mixture until everything is added and batter is uniform
  5. Fill paper lined cupcake tins until the papers are at least 2/3 full
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until completely set and inserted toothpick comes out clean
  7. Cool completely before frosting

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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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

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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! Thanks for sharing on Celebrate 365 Blog Party's Cake and Cupcake Party!


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!

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