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Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing Recipe


SKILL LEVEL : Beginner


  • 1/4 cup shortening (50 mL)
  • 1/4 cup CHIPITS Dark Chocolate Chips (50 mL)
  • 1/4 cup water (50 mL)
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 medium) (125 mL)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar (150 mL)
  • 1 egg (1)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (250 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (2 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
  • 1 cup CHIPITS Dark Chocolate Chips (250 mL)
  • 1/4 cup water (50 mL)
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened (250 g)
  • 2 cups icing sugar, sifted (500 mL)
  • 1/2 cup CHIPITS Dark Chocolate Chips, for garnish (125 mL)
  • 1 tsp baking powder (5 mL)


    1. Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 12 muffin cups with large paper liners.

    2. In large saucepan over low heat (or in large bowl in microwave), melt dark chocolate chips and shortening, stirring until smooth.

    3. Stir in sugar, banana, egg and water; mix well. In medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir into banana mixture just until combined. Spoon about 3/4 full into prepared cups.

    4. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool completely on rack. Spread with ICING and top with additional premium dark chocolate chips.

    Makes 12 cupcakes.

    For an even greater burst of chocolate taste, substitute HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Baking Chips with HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Chunks.

    CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE ICING: Melt dark chocolate chips and water together, stirring until smooth. Let cool to room temperature. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, chocolate mixture and icing sugar until smooth and creamy.

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