Cayden's Chunky Monkey Cupcakes

Dee Stillwell


I had ripe bananas to use up and my 10 yr old grandson, Cayden wanted cupcakes for his birthday. This match made in heaven, was my inspiration for these cupcakes. They turned out so good that he said he wanted them every year for his birthday. They may replace his other favorite, my Pumpkin Streusel cupcakes...or he may just love them the same. He loves all of grandmas baking. : D Enjoy!

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30 cupcakes


15 Min


25 Min


1 box
yellow cake mix
1 1/2 c
mashed ripe bananas
2/3 c
canola oil
1 c
3 large
1 - 3 1/2 oz
box butterscotch instant pudding, divided - use 3/4 box in cake batter, save rest for frosting
1 tsp
coconut emulsion or extract
3/4 c
coconut, flaked
2/3 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 c
vanilla or white chocolate chips


2 c
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/4 box
butterscotch instant pudding (about 2 tbl)
i used chocolate covered banana chips for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans and set aside.
Mix bananas, eggs, oil, water, extract, cake mix and 3/4 box of pudding mix together and beat for 2 minutes. Stir in coconut and chips. Scoop into cupcake pans 2/3 full. Bake for about 25 minutes or until they test done. Set aside to cool.
Chill mixer bowl and wire whip in fridge. Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Add the remaining pudding mix and continue beating until medius peaks form. Pipe a swirl on top of cupcakes. I topped them with chocolate covered banana chips. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #banana, #Cupcakes