Go Back
+ servings
hand holding sliced banana cupcake that has an oreo bottom and frosting

Banana Golden Oreo Cupcakes

A fluffy banana cupcake with a Golden Oreo crust and cream cheese frosting!
Servings 24 cupcakes
Author Dorothy Kern


For the Cupcakes:

  • 30 Golden Oreos plus more for garnish
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 tired bananas with brown spots
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water

For the Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 stick 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream if needed for consistency


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line pans with cupcake liners (makes about 30 cupcakes). Place a Golden Oreo in the bottom of each liner.
  • Place bananas in a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher until completely smushed. Add cake mix, oil, eggs, and water. Mix for 30 seconds on low speed with a hand mixer, then 2 minutes on medium.
  • Scoop into prepared pans, filling about 3/4 full. Bake for 14-15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
  • To make frosting: beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar and mix, 1 cup at a time, until combined. Add vanilla and beat until smooth. If needed to reach piping consistency, add a tablespoon of heavy cream (or 2). I didn't need to use any cream. Frost or pipe onto cupcakes (I used a 1M tip) and top with a 1/2 or full Golden Oreo.
  • Store in refrigerator.