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Marshmallow-Filled Banana Cupcakes Recipe

Marshmallow-Filled Banana Cupcakes Recipe

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 YIELD:18 servings


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 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
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups marshmallow creme
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line 18 muffin cups with paper or foil liners.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional 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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Pammys User ID: 3796182 261530
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6739791 249914
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4035796 223288
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7140928 220899
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7760621 218384
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8076196 218217
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8135471 218199
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

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

Ceege User ID: 730520 217902
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"These are lovely and kids (young and old) love them. Here is a tip to make filling the cupcakes much easier. Anytime I bake cupcakes that need filling, instead of cutting, filling with a spoon and replacing top, I simply fill my cookie press with the filling. Use the plain tip, insert into top of cupcake and just slowly squeeze until you see a "slight" bulge in the cupcake. It is a judgement thing, but you will get the hang of it in no time. Simple and easy."

spoiledbasher User ID: 3194367 140051
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"These were really good. I have no intention of ever going through the process of filling them again. The marshmallow icing is fine on the outside!"

MurphyNJ User ID: 7103738 200356
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"As soon as I got the Feb/Mar 2014 issue, I knew I wanted to try these. DELICIOUS! I can't wait until my grandchildren get a taste. As another reviewer mentioned, I only needed half the amount of filling. The cupcakes themselves were fantastic; filling topped them off nicely. I will definitely make these again."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 126755
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"I thought these would be too much work but my kids insisted. I was wrong, they were easy and delicious. I halved the filling recipe."

pastiepie User ID: 1062574 200355
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"Followed recipe exactly and they turned out wonderful. Great taste :) Thank you for this wonderful recipe."

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