January 23, 2014

Banana Split Cupcakes

January is a crazy month for birthdays here. I get to make cake twice (three times if I'm feeling nice), plus classroom treats. With only five days in between birthdays, we're pretty much over cake after the first celebration. Because of that, this years first birthday 'cake' was really inedible pie. I was saving my energy for the second party, because I had such high hopes for this gorgeous chocolate fudge cake. Those hopes died when the cake turned into a major fail. These, however, were winners.

I let my Perfect Little Helper look through the book of cupcakes and told her she could pick out whichever ones she wanted to bring to school. After the first three choices that I told her weren't going to happen, she settled on these. They're quite clearly based on banana split ice cream sundaes and the end results were strikingly close.

Banana Split Cupcakes (inspired by Betty Crocker)
You're going to start with my Banana Cupcake Recipe (this will open in a new window)
Once you have your cupcakes baked you can get ready to decorate (just make sure they've cooled, otherwise the frosting will melt). I used prepared frosting here, but you can make your own from scratch if you want to be fancy.
1 container chocolate frosting
1 container vanilla frosting
1 container strawberry frosting
prepared hot fudge ice cream topping
maraschino cherries
fun sprinkles

Separate your icing into 3 piping bags (I use zip baggies) fitted with star point icing tips. 
Frost each cupcake in with the 3 flavors of icing. 
Next, drizzle your hot fudge over the top (do not heat up the fudge). 
Sprinkle with your jimmies and top with a maraschino cherry. 

I was worried that preparing them so early in the morning would make them a mess by the time they were served, but they held up really well and the fudge didn't make a mess of everything like I though it would.

Super simple prep = super adorable desserts. These were a huge hit at school (and with Hubby). Enjoy.


  1. I love these! They're so fun and cute!

  2. Thank you Dorothy! They were a lot of fun to make and super simple, a lot of bang for the buck!


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