Banana Split Cupcake

Cupcake Hero is BACK! This is one of the first blogging events I ever participated in. After a 9-month or so hiatus, CB has brought it back for all of us cupcake fans out there. This month’s ingredient is banana, which was a shocking selection since CB does NOT like banana. I struggled all month to think of a creative use of banana in a cupcake. Finally, on a restless night, I came up with this idea.

As you know, a classic Banana Split has a split banana, vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream, topped with pineapple, strawberry, and chocolate. Then the whole thing is topped with chopped nuts, whipped cream, and of course a cherry.

These cupcakes are so freaking cute! I can’t wait to make them again. They taste just like a banana split with the added bonus of having some cake in it! I opted to leave the nuts and whipped cream out, but you could definitely add those if you wanted to.

First I started with some Martha Stewart yellow buttermilk cupcakes. They are my current go-to white cupcake. Although the recipe makes a TON of cupcakes! Then I used my round cookie cutter to cut out the center of the cupcake.

Next I added a slice of banana.

On top of that I added some mushed up strawberries. You could also use strawberry ice cream topping, but I just took some frozen strawberries, thawed them out, put them in a ziplock bag and mushed them by hand.

Then I topped the strawberry with another banana slice. At this point I realized I wouldn’t need the top of the cupcake that I had cut out. So I ate it. Tasty!

For the frosting, I used the pineapple cream cheese frosting that I’ve made tons of times, except I bumped up the amount of pineapple in it. Then I got it really cold by putting it in the freezer for about an hour so that I could scoop it with my cookie scoop to make it look like ice cream.

Next I drizzled some pourable chocolate ganache over the top of the frosting.

Lastly I topped with a cherry.

I wanted to do a shot of the inside of the cupcake. It’s quite messy in there, but that is definitely the way a banana split looks after you take the first bite.

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26 Responses to “Homemade Three Musketeer Candy Bars”

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    How To Be Perfect — October 18, 2010 at 10:56 am

    This recipe looks fantastic, I would love to try it, any idea what I could use as a substitute for the frozen whipped topping? I think such a thing would be hard to find here, can I make it? x

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    KV — October 18, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    wow that looks simple, and 3 muskateers are the “healthier” candy bar, right? hehe

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — October 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Um, why is this recipe so easy? This could be deadly in my kitchen!

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    We Are Not Martha — October 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    These are SUCH a good idea!! Seriously, I’m super impressed! 🙂

    Sues

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    amanda @ fake ginger — October 18, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Who knew you could make 3 Musketeers?! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Megan — October 18, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Wow! They look just like the real deal, and that recipe sounds way too easy. So dangerous!!

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    becksterslaboratory — October 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Oh my goodness…these look amazing! Nicely done : )

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    Evan B — October 18, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Homemade candy makes my feel not as guilty when I’m devouring a whole bunch 🙂

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — October 19, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Seriously, you’re an amazing baker!! I would never think to make these at home. They look fantastic!

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    Carly — October 19, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I was afraid to read through the whole recipe in fear I’d run straight to the kitchen. they look amazing

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    theblogisthenewblack — October 19, 2010 at 11:59 am

    THis is my boyfriend’s favorite candy bar… I have to make these! 🙂

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    Boston Food Diary — October 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    These sound amazing Jen! Super simple- yet incredibly indulgent and definitely would satisfy a sweet tooth…or two…

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    Carolyn — October 19, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Wow – I had no idea these could be homemade! They look delicious!

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    naomi {@bakersroyale} — October 19, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I must make this! It’s one of mine and my husband’s favorite candy bar! YOurs look so great. I can’t wait to try it.

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    Kim Kelly — October 20, 2010 at 4:27 am

    This is my 2nd favorite candy. Now if only you could make butterfingers!! Love these, nicely done!!

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    Jennifer — October 20, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I LOVE how easy this recipe is! *saving*

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    oneordinaryday — October 21, 2010 at 12:24 am

    This candy gave me awesome mom status for quite a while. : )

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    nutmegnanny — October 21, 2010 at 2:34 am

    You are so talented! I wouldn’t have the patience to dip each of those little bites 🙂

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    Eliana — October 21, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I could not be trusted around these treats. They look too good to have just one, two or three….

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    Kristi — November 1, 2010 at 12:12 am

    I just made these homemade 3 Musketeers. My family said they tasted like the real thing, only a little richer. Mine were definitely not as pretty, they are so ugly 🙂

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    Jen — November 1, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Oh yea Kristi, mine weren’t very pretty. The only pretty ones I could find are in the picture!

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    Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday — November 1, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Wow! You MADE those? So impressed.

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    Dee — July 13, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Made these with my grandson and they were great! My husband now won’t eat a store bought musketeers bar.

    • beantownbaker — July 14th, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

      Isn’t that the good and bad thing about making stuff like this at home? Then you’ll never go back to store bought again!

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    Kaytee — August 29, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Could you tell me how many cups is in a 8oz tub of whipped topping??

    • beantownbaker — August 30th, 2013 @ 7:22 am

      From Kraft’s website, an 8 oz. tub of cool whip yields 3 cups.

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