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Marshmallow-Filled Banana Cupcakes

A friend gave me this recipe when I first moved into my neighborhood 40 years ago. It might seem more time consuming than it is, but it's easy and the results are incredible. —Monique Caron, Buxton, Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups marshmallow creme
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Line 18 muffin cups with paper or foil liners.
  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  • Fill prepared cups two-thirds full. Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat butter, marshmallow creme and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Using a sharp knife, cut a 1-in. circle, 1 in. deep, in top of each cupcake. Carefully remove cut portion and set aside. Fill cavity with about 1 teaspoon filling. Replace tops, pressing down lightly. Dollop or pipe remaining filling over tops. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 cupcake: 373 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Melissa
    May 5, 2020

    These turned out great. If you like banana bread you will like these. I put them in the big muffin tins, it yielded only 11 of them. I didn't care for the frosting so I used Dunkin Hines Whipped Fluffy White frosting which I had in the cabinet. I would make them again!

  • Sandra
    Sep 27, 2019

    These cupcakes for me were much too sweet and very flat. The batter seemed too thin even though I did not exceed the cup of mashed bananas. The temperature seemed to be too high for cupcakes and the baking time too long. Won't make these again.

  • kendallskabin
    Jan 29, 2019

    One of my “go to”s.

  • Pammys
    Feb 19, 2017

    If you like bananas, banana bread you will love this recipe. I made these awesome cupcakes for my grand children. They were a hit. Easy to follow and fast to complete. If you do not have a cookie press (great idea) I used a 1 to 1.5 inch round cookie cutter to cut out middle. Using a knife to remove middle was easy. The middle stayed in tact and squeezing the cream into the middle of the cupcakes, using a pint baggie with the corner cut out, made stuffing go quick. Replacing the middle was easy. I then place a dob of cream filling on the top of cupcake to cover the cut in the top.I will make these again!

  • Cam625
    Jun 29, 2016

    Easy and delicious - a huge hit with adults and kids. Took these to work - devoured in a few short minutes. Very moist.

  • linda hanon
    Mar 22, 2015

    Wonderful cupcakes. Was a little hard to make due to being messy. But, now that I know how, the next ones will be a breeze and YES, I will make these often! Took some to work and everyone is begging for repeats!

  • hchambers
    Feb 19, 2015

    These were really good. My kids love marshmallows so this was a huge hit. They are a bit on the sweet side so you could omit the filling to reduce the sweetness.

  • Cklee1403
    Jan 20, 2015

    These were just a little too sweet with the filling and icing. If I make them again I will either fill them or ice them not both but the actual cupcake recipe was very good

  • Magpetes
    Jan 18, 2015

    Excellent! I added coconut to the batter and they were delicious. My husband isn't a "cupcake" person and said that these were possibly the best cupcakes he has ever had.

  • countrymama1024
    Jan 18, 2015

    What is marshmallow creme? Is it the same as marshmallow fluff? Im going to try it with marshmallow fluff