Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Frosting

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Don’t you wish the more food you ate the skinnier you would get?
Wouldn’t that be fabulous? Seriously FAB-U-LOUS.

I mean, they can come up with medicine that cures AIDS, but we still all cant be skinny?

Let’s step it up medical scientist people.

Or, how about a pill that makes food taste bad. That would be acceptable too.

You see that’s my problem, I just love the way food tastes..and then I eat it.

Imagine doing what I do, developing recipes and constantly having to have enough will power not to shove my face with 2 cupcakes. It’s kinda stupid.

So I am trying to change my eating habits. Trying to think that I don’t need to get “full” from cupcakes, I just need a taste to satisfy my craving.

It sucks and it’s hard.

Oh and I am sooooo tired of hearing from people who have been skinny their whole lives saying, “Oh, all you have to do is eat in moderation and you can eat anything you want, it’s easy.”

I want to punch them in the face with a cupcake.

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll know I turned to Weight Watchers for some weight loss help.(I’ve lost 8.8 pounds since April 8th)

It puts food into perspective. Gives me accountability to write my food down and actually see what I am eating.

I am sure you are wondering how I tested these cupcakes for quality control……..

I took a bite and spit it out. That is the most will power I have ever had in my life.

Yeah me….sigh.

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate and Penut butter Frosting

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Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Frosting
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
A banana cupcake piled high with chocolate and peanut butter frosting.
  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • ⅔ cup Flour
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 very ripe Bananas, mashed
Chocolate Frosting
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • ⅔ cup Cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Peanut Butter Frosting
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Peanut Butter
  • 1½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch Salt
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 2 Bananas, sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together cake mix, flour,sugar and salt.
  3. Add in eggs, buttermilk,oil and vanilla extract. Mix with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Add bananas and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  5. Fill cup cake wells ⅔ full.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs.
  7. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
Chocolate Frosting
  1. Melt butter
  2. Stir in cocoa
  3. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
  4. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla.
Peanut Butter Frosting
  1. Beat cream cheese, peanut butter,vanilla and salt until fluffy.
  2. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time and beat until smooth.
  3. Add milk one tablespoon at a time for desired consistency.
To frost the cupcakes
  1. Fill 2 piping bags fitted with your favorite tip, one with chocolate frosting and one with peanut butter frosting.
  2. Alternately pipe the chocolate and peanut butter frosting onto the cupcakes.
  3. Top with the banana slice immediately before serving.
Chocolate frosting from Hershey


  1. 1

    Leslie, those look delicious. I love, love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. If you get a chance, visit my blog. I am having a giveaway for my new cookie cookbook. Have a nice day.

  2. 2

    These are so pretty!! Yum!

  3. 3

    Losing weight is pretty much the worst thing ever. It’s miserable and also, I think I have a medical condition that DOES, in fact, require me to get full from cupcakes. So…there’s that.

    These are gorgeous!!!!

  4. 4

    I am right there with you…can’t stop eating…even a wad of gum in my mouth doesn’t stop me! These are beautiful cupcakes my friend, I would eat the whole plate!!

  5. 5

    Yep, you hit the nail on the head about those naturally skinny people!
    The cupcakes sound amazing!

  6. 6

    Punch one for me, too. You are SO right on. And as I was reading this, I just finished eating half a cookie that needed to be taste tested. I just don’t have the awesome will power you do to take a bite and spit if out. sigh Maybe someday I’ll be as cool as you, maybe even 8 pounds less.
    You rock.
    Banana/pb/choc are one of my favorite combos and those look fantastic.

  7. 7

    I don’t care, I just wanna cupcake, stat!

  8. 8

    Delicious-looking cupcakes, Leslie! 🙂

  9. 9

    lots of good flavors here, leslie!

  10. 10

    Yummy cupcakes. I wish they’d invent a pill to let me eat whatever I want too. Good job on the weight loss. I need to get a move on before I put on a bathing suit this summer.

  11. 11

    oh my evil twin
    let’s watch tv all weekend in our pajamas and eat these?
    I’ve lost some weight so now I can celebrate lol

  12. 13

    Congrats to you for losing all the weight so far! It is defiantly is a tough thing to do in this sort of job! But a delicious cupcake like this every once in awhile is always deserved!

  13. 14

    Oh, these are absolutely adorable and I bet they taste heavenly!

  14. 15

    P.S. There is no cure for AIDS…

  15. 16

    These look perfect. I love the mixture of peanut butter frosting and the bananas! Pinning this recipe, thanks!

  16. 17

    My 20 year old niece asked me to make her some banana peanut butter cupcakes the other day, so I went on the hunt for a recipe. I read quite a few but I kept coming back to yours. Most of the other recipes sounded like the cupcakes had a “muffin” rather than a “cake” texture. Although I didn’t add the chocolate frosting (my niece doesn’t like chocolate), I added some veggie oil to milk chocolate chips and drizzled it on top of the frosting. I also garnished them with mini Reese’s peanut butter cups. They are DELICIOUS!!!! Thank you for this great recipe!

  17. 19

    I made these for my daughter’s 1st B-Day, but omitted the peanut butter just to be cautious. Not only are they pretty, but they are amazingly moist and full of flavor, especially with the frosting! They were loved by all! I will definitely be making these again and will eventually try them with peanut butter! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe!

  18. 21

    Oh yes please! I could eat one right now!