Banana Split Cupcakes

These Banana Split Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for any occasion. The banana cake base was so tasty and full of flavor. You will love this fun twist on banana splits, and I am sure everyone will be raving about these cupcakes.

These cupcakes would so fun for a birthday and will be the hit of any party.
The cake part is a banana cake made from scratch (and it tastes amazing), but if you wanted to, you really could use a yellow or white cake mix.
However, to get the full banana split effect, I recommend making the banana cupcakes. They are fairly easy to whip up and taste so good.
They add the perfect amount of banana flavor, and really make these cupcakes delicious. You will not regret the banana add in. It is amazing.

what is the best way to store these?

I love this recipe, and my family does as well, that we usually don’t have many leftover. However, if you do have some leftover, the best way to store them is putting them in the fridge.

We recommend placing them in an air tight storage container, and putting them in the fridge.

If you aren’t going to eat them for more than a week, we recommend freezing them. Again the best way to freeze them is placing them in an airtight storage container and putting them in the freezer.

They will last nicely in the freezer for about 2 weeks, and in the fridge, about 3-5 days.

To thaw them, we recommend placing them in the fridge overnight and serving them the next day. We don’t recommend microwaving them, because the frosting will melt.

our secret to piping on frosting:

Frosting can be a little tricky, especially when you are trying to make it look nice.

For this recipe, all we did was put the frosting in a ziplock bag, and pipe it on, by cutting a small hole in the corner.

Before you start piping it on the cupcakes, you could also pipe it onto aluminum foil, for extra practice.

banana cupcake add ins:

These cupcakes is delicious as is. However I like adding a little extra something to the batter. Here are a few add ins we highly recommend:

  • M & M’s
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Walnuts or pecans
  • Cream cheese swirls
  • Nutella

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Serves: 11

Banana Split Cupcakes

35 minPrep Time

22 minCook Time

57 minTotal Time

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  • 21/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 12 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 21/2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. buttermilk
  • 1 1/3 cups mashed ripe banana
  • Vanilla Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 4 cups (1 lb) sifted confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:
  • 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • Maraschino Cherries (for garnish)
  • Sprinkles (for garnish)


  1. To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt; whisk together and set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  5. Reduce the mixer speed to medium low and add in eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Mix in 1 the mashed banana until well combined.
  6. With the mixer on low speed alternately add the dry ingredients and buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients and mixing only until just incorporated.
  7. Divide the batter between the prepared cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 to 3/4 full.
  8. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20-22 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool in the pan 5-10 minutes, then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. When the cupcakes are cooled, prepare the frosting. Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed.
  11. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at a medium speed until light and fluffy.
  12. Put frosting into a piping bag (or a Ziploc bag with a small corner cut off).
  13. Pipe a swirl of the frosting in a circle on each cupcake, covering most of the top of the cupcake.
  14. To make the ganache, place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
  15. Bring the cream to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  16. Remove from the heat and pour the hot cream over the chocolate; let stand 1-2 minutes.
  17. Whisk together until a thick, smooth ganache forms.
  18. Blend in the corn syrup.
  19. Let stand at room temperature at least 10 minutes so the ganache is not hot.
  20. To finish the cupcakes, pour a spoonful of the ganache over the vanilla frosting of each cupcake. Garnish with sprinkles and maraschino cherries before the glaze sets.
  21. Chill the assembled cupcakes until ready to serve.



17351 cal


514 g


3136 g


193 g
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