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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11 Responses to “Rocky Road Squares”

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    The Hungry Mouse — November 4, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Drooling now! I’ll take two, please.

    +Jessie

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    Erin — November 4, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Love them and will be making them this weekend!

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    nutmegnanny — November 4, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I’m totally drooling over these bars! I can’t believe how easy they are:)

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    We Are Not Martha — November 5, 2009 at 2:14 am

    How delicious do these look?!?! I might have to try these…

    Sues

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    Amy I. — November 5, 2009 at 6:38 am

    The ease of prep to impressiveness ratio of these bars looks extremely high 🙂 Added them to my to-do list…thanks for the inspiration!

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    biz319 — November 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Wow, how easy is that??!! I may make those for our cookie exchange this year! 😀

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    stephchows — November 5, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    those things look jam packed with tastiness!

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    Erin — November 5, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    It’s nice to have an easy dessert recipe to turn to! I’m so glad you liked them!

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    Kristy — November 9, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Ummm.. AMAZING! I might have to try those ASAP!

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    Mermaid Sweets — November 10, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Thanks for posting, looks like a good and easy holiday addition.

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