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Banana-Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

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  9 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 15 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Fresh mashed bananas and chocolate chips turn ordinary cake mix into an extraordinary treat!

1
box (18.25 oz) yellow cake mix with pudding in the mix
2
very ripe medium bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
1/2
cup water
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
eggs
3/4
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1
can (16 oz) chocolate or dark chocolate ready-to-spread frosting

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat cake mix, bananas, water, butter and eggs on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 2 With spoon, stir in chocolate chips. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from muffin cups; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Spread frosting over tops of cooled cupcakes.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat cake mix, bananas, water, butter and eggs on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 2 With spoon, stir in chocolate chips. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from muffin cups; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Spread frosting over tops of cooled cupcakes.

Expert Tips

For fun, garnish cupcakes with banana-shaped candies. Look for them in the candy aisle of the supermarket.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
24g
24%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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