Banana Split Cupcakes

Deneece Gursky

By
@Smokeygirlxo

My daughter Brittney turned 22 and graduated from college on the same day. I had a huge party for her and of course I baked all the goodies. Since I was baking for 50 people and had to set up the party pick up the food and keep it all a surprise lol I decided to make the cupcakes semi homemade! These came out amazing and noone could tell they started from a box. This was one of the three flavors I made, Banana split! YUM You can purchase the icing and the icing flavoring at your local grocery store in the baking supply aisle. The specialty sprinkles were purchased at PARTY CITY.


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Ingredients

CUPCAKES

1 box duncan hines french vanilla cake mix plus ingredients listed on box to make cake
1 tablespoon banana extract
fudge ice cream topping. the really thick kind
maraschino cherries (12) stems removed

FROSTING

1 can duncan hines frosting creations frosting starter
1 envelope duncan hines frosting creations flavor mix, caramel flavor
duff goldman banana split prinkles
maraschino cherries (12) stems left on

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Line muffin tins with cupcake liners. And preheat oven to degree listed on cake mix.
2
Make cake mix according to package directions.
3
Add banana extract. I actually used more since I wanted a strong banana flavor.
4
Spoon cake batter into the cupcake liners filling 1/3 of the way. Add a dollop of fudge topping making sure to keep in center of cupcake and not to touch sides of liner.
5
Now gently press a cherry (stem removed) into the fudge
6
Spoon remaining batter over cherries and fudge to cover completely
7
Bake according to package directions. Then allow to cool completely before decorating
8
Frosting: Open container of frosting starter and make a well in the center with a spoon
9
Add entire packet of caramel flavor mix and stir till completely blended. Frost all the cupcakes
10
Add a cherry to the top of each cupcake
11
Sprinkle generously with banana split sprinkles.
12
Be prepared to watch them disappear!
13
Variation: Frost cupcakes with whipped whipped cream frosting and add a hersheys kiss

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