Saturday, April 21, 2012

Banana Chocolate Swirl Cupcakes

Your Cup of Cake

The Story:
I needed to make something banana, due to the fact that I
 had 2 very brown bananas on my counter. But I didn’t
know if I should top them with cream cheese frosting or
chocolate. Cream cheese is basic and simple and chocolate
frosting on a banana cake doesn’t always photograph well
for me. So I decided to do both!

Banana Chocolate Swirl Cupcakes
Yield: 24 Cupcakes
Banana Cake:
1 box Yellow or White Cake Mix
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3-4 cups powdered sugar
Chocolate Buttercream:
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3-4 cups powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Sift cake mix and cinnamon into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a separate small bowl, finely mash bananas using an fork.
Add baking soda and lemon juice, stir, and set aside.
4. In a large bowl, gently whisk oil, eggs, buttermilk, sour cream
and vanilla extract together.
5. Add bananas to the wet ingredients and stir.
6. Add cake mix and stir until smooth.
7. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-22 minutes, or
until and inserted knife comes out clean.
8. Chocolate Swirl Frosting: Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat
cream cheese and butter for 2 minutes. Scrape down bowl
and add vanilla extract. Slowly add powdered sugar until
you reach your desired consistency. Remove from mixing
bowl and place in a small bowl. No need to wash your mixing
bowl, the chocolate buttercream will mix right in!
9. Chocolate Buttercream: Beat butter for 2 minutes. Add
vanilla extract and cocoa powder. Slowly add powdered
sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
10. To swirl the frosting, you will need 3 piping bags. Bag #1,
 fill with some of your cream cheese frosting (do not put in too much).
 Bag #2, fill with some of your chocolate buttercream (again, not too much).
Bag 3, fill with your desired piping tip, then fit Bags 1 & 2 into it. This
will take a little finessing, but you can do it! (See photo)
11. Pipe onto cooled cupcake and top with sanding sugar and fresh banana slices.


Thank you for coming by and I hope you will like what Lizzy has shared with us.  I have been so sick to even scrapbook or make cards.
I had a double lung infection so I get to take some druga to make me better.

Thanks for coming by..
Donna Scrapp'n Nana
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Anonymous said...

mmm looks so delicious

girlia said...

yummy looking.

Melody Lane Designs said...

those look yummy!

Scrapp'n Nana said...

Thank you ladies I have been so sick that I haven't been on here much. Thanks for the nice comments.