Chocolate Covered Banana Cupcakes: SRS

Hi All!  It’s the 20th, which means it’s time for this month’s Surprise Recipe Swap!!

This month, I was assigned Sarah’s blog, Sarah Lynn’s Sweets.  Sarah’s blog is all about delicious sweets and beautiful creations, so it was right up my alley!

The recipe I chose to make was actually Strawberry Banana Cupcakes, but since I’m a chocolate fanatic, I swapped out the strawberry frosting for chocolate (if you’re more of a strawberry person, be sure to check out Sarah’s recipe!)

The cupcake itself is reminiscent of banana bread, only lighter and a touch sweeter.

Cupcakes weren’t the only thing I made with this recipe!  I’ll give you a sneak peek…

…but you’ll have to click on over to my other blog, Amy’s Confectionery Adventures to get all the details!

Thank you, Sarah, for a delicious recipe!  Don’t forget to stop on by and say hello to Sarah!

Recipe Notes:
*For the banana puree, process 2 large, ripe bananas, in a mini food processor until very smooth.  Alternately, use baby food bananas.

Chocolate Covered Banana Cupcakes
Adapted from Sarah Lynn’s Sweets

1 box white cake mix
1 cup all purpose flour
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
3 tbsp canola oil
3 eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp banana extract
1/3 cup water
1 cup pureed banana (see note)

Banana slices

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line muffin tins with cupcake liners (alternately spray desired cake pans with nonstick spray).

Place all of the cupcake ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until smooth; about 2 minutes.  Divide the batter into the prepared muffin tins, filling each cup ¾ full.

Bake in the preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  (8-inch cakes will take 30-35 minutes to cook through).  Move to wire racks and cool completely before frosting.

To frost, pipe chocolate frosting onto the cupcakes with a large circle tip (I used an Ateco #808), and garnish with banana slices.

Makes 28-30 cupcakes



  1. These cupcakes are SO cute, and I am dying over how amazing that frosting looks!

  2. So glad you liked the banana recipe. What a great idea to add chocolate instead of strawberry icing. They look great!

  3. They look beautiful! Such a nice pick this month! If I could only have one or two of them right now :)

  4. Ugghhh I want them! Nothing beats a good cupcake!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  5. These look awesome! Stopping by from Marvelous Mondays.

  6. This looks amazing and I want to eat them RIGHT NOW! I love chocolate and bananas, and frequently dip bananas in Nutella. It's amazing.

    Thanks for this recipe. I foresee this in my future.

    FYI: I'm visiting from the blog hop. :-)

  7. I am not a baker but I would love to try these! Pinning for later experiment :) I would love for you to stop by and link up to That's Fresh Friday and share this wonderful recipe!


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