Easy Strawberry Banana Cupcake Recipe

Strawberry Banana Cupcakes, from a mix.


So…as you know I love to make things from scratch.

I feel so Martha or Julia.

I don’ t always have time to make from scratch…often I don’t have time.

So I feel it’s important to give ideas for those with loads of time to bake and those with no time to bake.

This one is super easy. Here’s what you need:

Yellow cake mix

Strawberry frosting (we used 2 cans because we filled the centers also)

3/4 cup mashed bananas (about 2 and try to buy old brown ones)

3.4 oz instant banana pudding

4 eggs

1 cup water

1/4 cup vegetable oil

strawberries for garnish


For the record, I have no idea what I took a picture of above.

I left out the vegetable oil and added milk, sugar, and vanilla.

Apparently they just jumped in the picture for fun.

You don’t actually need these items, but feel free to set them on your counter to watch the action.

I have no brain.

Mash the bananas and mix everything together except the strawberries and frosting.

This should look like a regular cake mix, but may be a little bumpy from the bananas.


We licked the bowl:)

Bake according to cake package directions.  They start to brown quickly, so be careful not to over-cook.

If you want to fill the cupcakes, cut a cone shape out of each top.

Slice the tip off the cone.

Add icing in the center (we used a ziplock with the corner cut out)

Re-top and add more icing.

I would have more pictures of these steps, but apparently I don’t know how to use a camera.

They are all fuzzy. boo.

Now garnish with a lovely red strawberry and you’re done!

It’s the perfect mix of strawberry and banana.

They live in such harmony don’t they?

Strawberry Banana Cupcakes:

I love you. So does Kelli, who helped me make you.

And btw-everyone else will love you too.

Is anyone else ready for spring?

I realize I am posting more recipes and less home project things.

I think this is because I am tired and it’s dark here at 5 and all I can do is eat.


I can’t wait to go to a yard sale.

I am itching for one.

Aren’t you?!?


I am linking my recipe to some fun places:

Friday Food Fight

DIY ShowOff

Between Naps on the Porch

The Girl Creative

Coastal Charm

Cupcake Tuesday!

handmade projects


Extreme Personal Measures



  1. Cindi 5 years ago

    Yard sale, garage sale…any thing. At this point the grocery store looks good. That is just sad. I just want the snow to melt. Not something I’m used to living with here in Texas. But you keep on posting those delish recipes, they look super easy and yummy.

  2. Heather 5 years ago

    I echo the yearning for a yard sale…..sigh….
    These look so good that I am tempted to try even though I don’t care for bananas! Love the easy and sweet strawberry garnish!

  3. lynde 5 years ago

    mmm…so creative YOU.
    it is time to stop with this crazy weather, short days, and head for some fun in the sun…when do yard sales start? i need to do one myself! see you in a bit.

  4. Megan Berry 5 years ago

    Mmmmm. Bring on the strawberry frosting! What a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day.

  5. Rose Forever 5 years ago

    Yummy! Strawberry frosting! I really love this flavor and I can’t wait to try your recipe this coming valentine. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Melanie Schoenhut 5 years ago

    That looks adorable. I love strawberry for valentines day. I wish that someone can give me cupcakes like those or I better try the recipe for myself.

  7. Donnie 5 years ago

    Those sure do look yummy and easy. Two things I like best….lol…

  8. These look yummy! I love how you added the banana and the pudding!
    Thanks for sharing them on Cupcake Tuesday!

  9. Maureen 5 years ago

    This looks amazing! I am your newest follower…please stop by and say hi! Areyouamom.com
    Thanks and have a great night!

  10. They look fantastic! I love that last picture!

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