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!
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans and set aside.
2Mix 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.
3Chill 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!