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Banana Split Cupcakes

28 Jul 2014

If someone were to ask me what my favourite minimum hassle dessert to make was then it would probably be a banana split. I literally just heat up some chocolate, and pour it over some vanilla ice cream, chopped banana, glacé cherry and hundreds and thousands. So I found myself thinking, what if I were to make my own Banana Split style cupcakes? I didn't really have a clear direction for them from the beginning, nor was I really sure whether they'd turn out nice enough, but they turned out pretty darn tasty. Maybe so much experience in making the dessert version paid off!

I think these would also be the perfect little cupcakes to make with children, because they're fun, easy and colourful!

You will need:
Your favourite vanilla cupcake mix, I used:
100g softened butter
100g caster sugar
2 eggs
100g self-raising flour
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 mashed bananas

For the filling (optional):
12 teaspoons of chocolate spread (I used Nutella, of course.)

For the topping:
12 Glacé cherries
Hundreds and Thousands
1 fresh banana, or 12 dried banana pieces
280ml double cream or vanilla frosting

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 180 degrees

Step 2: Cream your butter and sugar together. Beat in your eggs and vanilla extract. Once combined, fold in the flour. Finally, stir in your mashed bananas.

Step 3: Fill 12 cupcake cases one third full on a baking tray. Place a teaspoon of Nutella in the centre of each, and cover with the rest of the mixture.

Step 4: Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, checking that they are golden brown.

Step 5: Whip the double cream, and spoon into a piping bag. Pipe onto your cakes (make sure they have cooled completely first). Sprinkle some hundreds and thousands over, then add the cherry and banana.

How easy was that?

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4 comments on "Banana Split Cupcakes"
  1. Yummy! Another marvelous looking recipe Imogen. I will be adding it to my 'things to bake' list! x

  2. I've been getting a real taste for all things banana flavoured lately, after not being the biggest fan for years and years! These look so tasty! And the addition of Nutella? Inspired! x

  3. An addition of Nutella is always necessary... it was either that or a 'drizzle' of chocolate sauce over the top of the cakes, which I can never attempt without it looking like a 5 year old has done it! It went so perfectly with the cream as well :) x


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