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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3 Responses to “Blueberry Rhubarb Pie”

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    Evan B — August 10, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Hmm.. my boyfriend made strawberry rhubarb pie the other day and it was fabulous but I’ve never heard of blueberry rhubarb! Sounds delicious.. Im going to have to let him know of this discovery!

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    Amanda — July 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Delicious! I did 4 cups rhubarb and 4 cups blueberries and it turned out scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe.

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    cindy — November 27, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    The apple of my eye told me his fav pie is blueberry rhubarb lemon merangue. I thot he was joking and this is the closest receipe ive found. I want to surprise him. Is this what he is speaking of do u suppose or do u kno of such a pie? Thank you. I really want to surprise him. & thats why i havent asked him how to make it.

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