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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9 Responses to “Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies (Bookmarked Recipes)”

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    Robyn — September 29, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    These look great! I made first pumpkin recipe of the season yesterday as well. I love how it makes you kitchen smell great!

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    Pam — September 29, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    These sound wonderful! Thanks for your entry!

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    ttfn300 — September 29, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    ooh, i’m liking that combo of pumpkin and white chips!!

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    Jen — September 30, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Yes, the pumpkin white chocolate combo is awesome. I love fall baking!

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    Natural Care — October 1, 2008 at 4:46 am

    Thanks for sharing delicious recipes.

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    Tina — October 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Those cookies sounds great!!!!!!!

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    Jin Hooi — October 4, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I have never had pumpkin cookies before, these cookies look delicious !! I will sure give this a try very soon, thanks for sharing !!

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    ~Amber~ — October 11, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    They look delicious! Some of mine were poofy and some were not. I chose to photograph the non-poofy one cause they looked best. 🙂

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    Apaddie — September 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    These cookies are our seasonal favorite. We also use Butterscotch chips for variation. Fabulous!!

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