Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Recipe By
  • Published Jun 20th
  • Ready In1h 15m
  • Servings12
  • Calories332
I was inspired by a few different banana cupcake recipes before settling on this one. The cream cheese frosting is probably my favorite part; it's just wonderfully decadent on a banana cupcake. Refrigerate cupcakes after frosting. P.S. They taste much better the next day!

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting for 12 servings:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, or to taste (optional)
  • Frosting:
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, or more to taste

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Cooking Instructions

  • Prep25m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In1h 15m

To cook Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, you need about 25 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting within 1 hour 15 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. 2 Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. 3 Combine white sugar, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup 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 batter.
  4. 4 Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tin.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool cupcakes on a wire rack, about 30 minutes.
  6. 6 Beat cream cheese and 3 tablespoons butter in a bowl until smooth. Add vanilla extract. Beat in confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, until frosting is smooth.
  7. 7 Spread frosting over cupcakes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I love putting chocolate chips in my banana bread, but if you want to eliminate them or substitute nuts or something, all the better. I also like to decorate them with a cute chocolate chip on top.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 332 calories; 12 grams of fat; 55.3 grams of carbohydrates; 3.2 grams of protein; 41 milligrams of cholesterol; 134 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jun 10th 2019

    I loved this recipe! It was delicious and a big hit at my party! The only thing I did differently was that I added 2 pinches of cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla. That made it twice as good!

  2. Nov 2nd 2018

    This was a hit at my work! Everyone loved the fact that there are real bananas in each bite. I adjusted the recipe to be half chocolate chips and half Reeses Pieces peanut butter chips and i ...

  3. Oct 20th 2018

    Great recipe though a bit too sweet for my taste. Others loved them as is, and I prefer them without frosting. Would bake again; especially if I have overly ripe bananas on hand!

  4. Jan 20th 2018

    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 he ...

  5. Sep 26th 2017

    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 do ...

  6. Mar 10th 2017

    These were absolutely delicious! I didn't make this recipe for icing, I used Real Strawberry Frosting (from AR). I didn't have buttermilk on hand, so I substituted milk & sour cream. Wil ...

  7. Feb 2nd 2017

    I was looking for a cupcake recipe that’s not like the typical super sweet sugar bomb. I followed the recipe exactly and they came out great. The half cup of chocolate chips was just rig ...

  8. Nov 5th 2016

    I'm always looking for ways to use up over-ripe bananas that is NOT banana bread. I love banana bread, but that is what I usually make when I have bananas that are past their prime . . . and ...

  9. Sep 16th 2016

    Super moist and delicious! The cream cheese frosting just takes this over the top...the whole family loved them. This is a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)