Banana Split Cupcakes

Gail Springsteen

By
@gail0925

I fashioned this recipe from a cake recipe which included pineapple and bananas. I thought if I added strawberries and chocolate and cherries, it would be like a banana split. And it is!


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Comments:

Serves:

Approximately 24

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Grab a fork and dig in because this banana split cupcake recipe is a mouthful of yum! The banana and pineapple mixed into the cake make it tender and moist. The strawberry gelee is amazing, but if in a time crunch use a bit of strawberry jam. The ice cream is replaced with a rich cream cheese frosting. These take a bit of time to make, but worth it. It truly is a banana split rolled all up into a cupcake!

Ingredients

FOR CAKE

1 c
butter, softened
2 c
sugar
3
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
mashed ripe bananas
1/2 c
canned crushed pineapple
3 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
salt

FOR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1 pkg
cream cheese, 8 oz., softened
1/2 c
butter, softened
3 3/4 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
vanilla

FOR STRAWBERRY GELEE

1 c
strawberry puree
1/4 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
cold water
1/2
envelope Strawberry Jell-o powder
1/2 c
diced fresh strawberries

FOR CHOCOLATE GANACHE

1 c
heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 c
chocolate chips

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine bananas and pineapple.
3
Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
4
Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the banana mixture, beating well after each addition.
5
Fill paper-lined muffin/cupcake cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for ten minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
6
Slice off the top of the cupcake even with the paper lining.
7
Spread with strawberry gelee (recipe to follow) or strawberry jam, and if you wish, a little cream cheese frosting (recipe to follow).
8
Replace the top of the cupcake.
9
Frost and decorate with the cream cheese frosting and chocolate ganache to look like a sundae or banana split, and top with a cherry (I decorated cherries and Hershey's Chocolate Drops with some disco dust to "bling" them up!)
10
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth.
11
STRAWBERRY GELEE (to fill or sandwich into cupcake):
Heat puree and sugar in small saucepan. Stir in lemon juice and remove from heat. Put water in small bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top. Let sit for 5 minutes.
12
Add fruit puree mixture to the bowl and stir until gelatin is dissolved.
13
CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
Pour 1 cup heavy whipping cream into saucepan. Continuously stir until boiling.
14
Gradually add chocolate chips until the mixture turns into a shiny beautiful glaze.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Cupcake Collection