Banana Split Cupcakes!

by Michelle on June 11, 2008

Yep that’s right I made a Banana Split Cupcake! Well, as close I could to a Banana Split sans ice cream that is…LOL!!! And they are yummy too!







I had both vanilla and chocolate cupcakes in my freezer and I need to open up some space so I used both. I made my usual cream cheese frosting because I love it! And covered each cupcake with ganache before applying the fruit and frosting.

To caramelize the bananas and pineapple: Melt 2 TBL butter and 1/4 c. brown sugar is a frying pan. Make sure to slice bananas and pineapple at least 1/2″ thick as they become quite fragile as they caramelize. Place sliced bananas or pineapple in the melted butter/brown sugar and over low heat simmer until desired color is reached. Remove from pan and cool.

To assemble the cupcake: Bake cupcakes and cool. Dip crown of cupcake in warm ganache and cool. Caramelize bananas and pineapple. Cool. Place three slices of banana on each cupcake. Slice fresh strawberry into 1/8″ slices and place 2 slices on top of banana. Pipe frosting. Top with crushed roasted peanuts and 1 small slice of caramelized pineapple.








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  • Lucy..♥ June 11, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    YUM…YUM…YUM! Those look “Fantastic” and must taste GREAT!!!

  • OhioMom June 11, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Oh yeah … I want one :) These look wonderful and I know they taste wonderful as well.Thanks Michelle

  • Michelle June 11, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks so much for the nice comments.The cupcakes went together so easily. But I had the cupcakes and frosting ready in the freezer. And I always have ganache in my frig. So all I had to do was prepare the bananas and pineapple and viola…a new cupcake!

  • giz June 12, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    I feel like I died and went to cupcake heaven. What a clever idea. And of course I have all the ingredients so I can’t possibly work anymore today – I have to make cupcakes.

  • Michelle June 13, 2008 at 2:53 am

    Giz,The candied bananas are a bit slippery so I suggest putting a dab of frosting under the strawberry slices to sort of glue them in place! LOL…hey ya gotta do what ya gotta do!Michelle

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