Banana Split Cupcake Recipe

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    As my boys are getting older, I have noticed that they prefer cupcakes over other desserts.  I think part of it is that cupcakes are so convenient to transport and eat.  Since we are constantly on-the-go, they often have to eat snacks while we are on the road.  Banana Split cupcakes are some of their favorites because they contain fresh strawberries and my sons love them.

    In the past, I have served cupcakes at family dinner parties and events at my kids’ school.  This particular recipe is reserved for special events because these cupcakes are so decadent and sophisticated.  Every single one of these is made from scratch and you can taste it as soon as you take the first bite.

Chocolate Cake

  • 1/4 Cup of unsalted butter ( room temp )
  • 1 Cup of sugar
  • 1 Cup of chocolate chips
  • 2 Large eggs ( room temperature )
  • 2 Large egg yolks ( room temperature )
  • 1/2 Cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/3 Cup of sour cream
  • 1 Cup of flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of  tea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of tea baking soda
  • 1/2 Cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 Cup of water ( room temperature )

In a medium-sized mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix butter and sugar.  Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler.  Add chocolate to the butter/sugar mix and combined.  Add in eggs and egg yolks one at a time mix.  Add in oil, vanilla, and sour cream mix.  Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder into a separate medium bowl.  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing them all together.  Mix in water.  Once the batter is thick, start with the banana mix and place chocolate to the side.

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Banana Cake

  • 2 Large ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 Cup of flour
  • 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3/4 Cup of Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of unsalted butter ( room temperature )
  • 1/2 Cup of buttermilk
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Eggs ( room temperature )
  • 2 Teaspoons of vanilla extract

Mix in a bowl whisked flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt.  Using an electric stand mixer with the paddle, cream together sugar, butter and 1 Tbsp of the vegetable oil.  Add in 1 Tbsp vegetable oil.  Add the egg and blend in egg whites.  Add in the mashed bananas.  Working in three separate steps, add the flour mixture 1st , with 1/3 of the flour mixture alternating with half of the buttermilk and mix well.  Continue the steps until all the mix is used.

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Filling cupcakes

You can utilize a batter divider which can be found at most grocery or craft stores.  

Use a small food scoop or a spoon to place a small amount of chocolate cake batter on the side of each cupcake liner.

Then scoop a small amount of banana cake batter next to it.

Pull out the plastic divider.

Bake the cupcakes in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Let cool before frosting.

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Strawberry Frosting

2 Cups of butter ( room temperature )

6-8 Cups of powdered sugar

1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 Drops of red food coloring

1 TBSP of Strawberry flavoring or 1 cup of fresh washed berries, smashed

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  • Add butter, vanilla, and strawberries to the bowl and begin to add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time.  
  • Make sure you beat all of these ingredients until they are well blended.  
  • Increase the speed to medium until they are light and fluffy.  
  • Place frosting in a pastry bag and pip it on the top of the cupcakes.  
  • Decorate by drizzling chocolate fudge on top and a dash of candy sprinkles.

    No matter what occasion you are celebrating this month, these cupcakes are perfect for adding a little sweetness to your party.  Tomorrow is my husband’s birthday and, depending on how nice he is to me, I will be making these for him!

Let’s Discuss:  What event will you be celebrating this spring that these Banana Split cupcakes will be perfect for?


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  1. Wow! How did you come up with this? They look fantastic! I can’t believe the icing too, it’s perfect! I have to try this with my family. They won’t come out as nice but I’m sure they’ll be delicious!

    • Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

      Haha, mine won’t come out as nice, either, but hopefully they will taste as good 🙂

    • Same here, mine won’t be as pretty but they will be just as edible. I love bananas too, even more reason to get going on this baking project!

  2. Catherine S says

    I will have to make these for my husband and son. I am allergic to bananas so I won’t be able to try them. They look really good.

  3. MAN, those look good!!!! Definitely pinning this one to try one day!! 🙂

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    My little man has his First Communion coming up, so these would be perfect for his party! They sound awesome.

  5. Those do look so delicious. I had no idea they made those small dividers for cupcakes. I think the chocolate/banana is the perfect combination of tastes and topped with the strawberry frosting…YUM!

  6. These look delicious! They would be the perfect addition to a ice cream social or birthday party.

  7. That’s a great idea! I can imagine a perfect peanut butter/chocolate combination also!

  8. Mary Madalene says

    I would so love to be in your house right now LOL…… Those look AMAZING! How do they taste? 🙂

  9. Drool. This looks absolutely amazing. I want one!

  10. I love all things banana. These are gorgeous cupcakes, I would love to make them for a party. There are just not enough banana flavored desserts.

  11. I won’t be celebrating anything this spring–except maybe the end to the snow (we live relatively close so I know you know what I am saying–it is snowing out there!) These look and sound really delicious and I could see making them for a friends birthday–or just because!

  12. Oh my gosh! This is such a delicious dessert idea! I love banana splits and these sound great!

  13. Debbie Denny says

    That sounds so delish. Great treat.

  14. I am going to pin this to because my Bella as you know loves cupcakes she loves the show cupcake wars and she will totally drool over a cupcake like this.

  15. This is such an awesome recipe idea, a banana split cupcake looks so good!

  16. I love banana splits, so these cupcakes are right up my alley. I can’t wait to make them myself.

  17. Ok, that sounds purely amazing. I need to make these!

  18. Jennifer Williams says

    We are doing a baking experiment to learn about chemical change Monday for school, this is going to be perfect. I am sure my kids will love it.

  19. That sounds like the perfect cupcake! It looks incredible too!

  20. OMG that looks like a banana split too! Yummo

  21. I have never seen a plastic divider. These cupcakes look amazing!

  22. Those are awesome – my kids would be in heaven.

  23. Oh wow – I would have never thought to do this! It looks like an excellent recipe!

  24. Looks awesome! Yummy and delicious as well. Both chocolate and banana are my girls’ favorites. Will have to try this cake for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Chrissy Mazzocchi says

    This looks really good! I may have to make these next weekend!

  26. Ann Bacciaglia says

    I love to eat cupcakes. These are so cute. I will have to try making a few of these this weekend.

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