Creating a New Holiday Favorite with @Torani #ToraniFlavors

Recently I was given the opportunity to review Torani Syrup. Being a HUGE coffee lover I was super excited about this! I received The gingerbread and hazelnut flavors. Being a lover of cupcakes as well my mind went into over drive thinking of all the possibilities. After brainstorming with my family we came up with a winner!Torani #ToraniFlavors

Introducing Dirty Banana Surprise Cupcakes!!

Dirty Banana Surprise Cupcakes #Torani

This recipe came to me because of a sweet sandwich that my best friend Donna made for me a year or so ago. While attending one of her famous Bunco parties she made these sweet sandwiches to go along with the wine we were drinking. Her sandwich was Italian bread with Nutella layered with bananas and topped with chocolate. Well this cupcake is a spin of that sandwich and it is DE-LIC-OUS! Seriously you have got to try this!! Below is the recipe…

Dirty Banana Surprise Recipe


1 box of chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1/3 cup of oil
3/4 cup of water
1/2 cup of Torani Hazelnut Syrup
2  bananas
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
Buttercream Frosting (I use this recipe)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Dirty 1


Prepare the cake mix as instructed on the box MINUS 1/2 cup of water. Once everything is well mixed then add in the 1/2 of Torani Hazelnut Syrup.


Dirty 2


Using an ice cream scoop, scoop mix into lined cupcake pan.

Bake for 19 minutes. Then let cool.




While cupcakes are cooking make the buttercream frosting as instructed in recipe above.


Dirty Banana 5


Take 1 1/2 cups of frosting a put in separate bowl and add the cocoa powder. Mix well.
Chop  1 banana into small pieces and add to mixture. Set aside.


Dirty 6


After cupcakes have completely cooled, scoop out center of cupcakes using a melon baller.
Fill center of cupcakes with chocolate banana mixture.
Top with Buttercream frosting.
Cut remaining banana and garnish each cupcake.



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  1. Yum! That does sound very good 🙂

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