Banana chocolate chip cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

    1 hour 15 min

    These easy chocolate chip cupcakes topped with a buttery cream cheese frosting are a decadent upgrade on a classic favourite, banana cake.

    1 person made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 155g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 80g soft brown sugar
    • 55g unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 egg
    • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 80ml buttermilk
    • 85g chocolate chips (optional)
    • Frosting
    • 85g cream cheese, softened
    • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250g icing sugar, or to taste

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
    2. Whisk flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
    3. Combine caster sugar, brown sugar and 55g butter in another bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in egg. Mix in mashed bananas. Add flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with buttermilk, stirring after each addition. Fold chocolate chips into the cupcake batter.
    4. Spoon mixture evenly into the prepared muffin cases.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool cupcakes on a wire rack, about 30 minutes.
    6. Beat cream cheese and 3 tablespoons butter in a bowl until smooth. Add vanilla extract. Beat in icing sugar, about 125g at a time, until frosting is smooth.
    7. Spread frosting over cupcakes.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (3)


    Very nice little cupcakes, and a thumbs up from the family for my daughter's birthday cupcakes. I did not use the cream cheese recipe; instead, I used the Easy Cream Cheese Frosting from here. Nothing against this frosting; I just grabbed the other frosting recipe while shopping and had those quantities of cream cheese. These cupcakes are easy, make pretty much exactly 12 cupcakes if you put equal batter amounts in each tin, and baked up for me in 30 minutes. They are moist with that pop of chocolate. Might be even better with mini chocolate chips. Since my daughter and husband loved them enough to ask for these for her party, I think they deserve 5 stars from us. Thanks for sharing.!  -  20 Jan 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These cupcakes were awesome, they were fluffy and the cream cheese frosting was really good. I will definitely make it again. I received many compliments on them.  -  12 Jan 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made these for my daughter's 8th birthday. They turned out really well. I always get a little OCD when quantities for bananas are given as just 'pieces', as the size of the fruit really does affect the end result sometimes. In my case I think the bananas were a little too big (I used Cavendish) so my cupcakes took a lot longer to cook and got a little brown at the bottom (temp was spot on). Otherwise the cupcakes themselves were perfect. The frosting was way too sweet for me and most of our adult guests, but the kids loved it!  -  26 Sep 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

    Write a review

    Click on stars to rate