Banana Split Cupcakes

Deneece Gursky


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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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


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

How to Make Banana Split Cupcakes


  • 1Line muffin tins with cupcake liners. And preheat oven to degree listed on cake mix.
  • 2Make cake mix according to package directions.
  • 3Add banana extract. I actually used more since I wanted a strong banana flavor.
  • 4Spoon 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.
  • 5Now gently press a cherry (stem removed) into the fudge
  • 6Spoon remaining batter over cherries and fudge to cover completely
  • 7Bake according to package directions. Then allow to cool completely before decorating
  • 8Frosting: Open container of frosting starter and make a well in the center with a spoon
  • 9Add entire packet of caramel flavor mix and stir till completely blended. Frost all the cupcakes
  • 10Add a cherry to the top of each cupcake
  • 11Sprinkle generously with banana split sprinkles.
  • 12Be prepared to watch them disappear!
  • 13Variation: Frost cupcakes with whipped whipped cream frosting and add a hersheys kiss

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