Banana chocolate chip cupcakes

The pictures say it all for these deliciously moist cupcakes. They were gone. Fast. Skip the frosting for breakfast muffins if you desire.

You will need:

Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed, ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • pinch of salt
Frosting
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • chocolate chips for garnish (optional)

Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, bananas, vanilla, baking soda and salt. Continue to mix and slowly add flour. Add chocolate chips and mix until incorporated. Pour into cupcake liners. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Be sure not to over bake though.

Make frosting. Beat butter, cream cheese and vanilla together. *make sure butter and cream cheese are at room temp! Continue mixing and add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Frost cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.

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