Brownie Banana Bread Cupcakes

Back In January my friend (and roommate!) celebrated her birthday. We had a party at our apartment and I made these cupcakes. The desire to make them first started when Alana told me that a guy from her work’s girlfriend…who works at an amazing bakery downtown…made banana chocolate chip cupcakes that were to die for. I so wanted to prove that my banana cupcakes could be better.

 Since I never tried the cupcakes made by the pro baker I can’t say definitively that mine were better. However I like to think they were. :) I think they tasted great and I think (and hope!) that everyone at her party thought so too. Chocolate and banana taste so good together and the idea of a brownie layer in a cupcake is just too tempting to pass up.

Last weekend Kara and I made these cupcakes again and now I’m sure that these are total winners. After trying one I packed them up and put them in the freezer because I knew that if I left them out I would sneak one every day until they were gone.

Here's what you'll need

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined

Add the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined

Scoop the brownie batter into the cupcake liners and press down with the back of a spoon

Now for the cupcake layer. Whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside

In another bowl, mix together egg and brown sugar until smooth. Then stir in the vanilla

Add the melted butter and sour cream in next

Gradually stir in the dry ingredients

Add the mashed bananas in last

Scoop the cupcake batter on top of the brownie layer

While the cupcakes bake and cool, start the cream cheese frosting

Frost the cupcakes, sprinkle some mini chips on top for decoration and EAT UP!


  1. Alana says

    They were definitely better, Kel! You nailed them the first time & kicked their butt even more the second time! YUM <3


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