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Banana Split Cupcakes

What’s better on a hot summer day than a banana split? How about a banana split cupcake! These cupcakes are loaded with all of the flavors you know and love from the ice cream treat – bananas (of course) plus chocolate, strawberry, pineapple, and nuts. They’re piled high with whipped cream and topped with chocolate sauce, chopped nuts, sliced bananas, and a cherry. Like the ice cream treat, these cupcakes can easily be shared and are best eaten with a spoon.

A fully-prepared banana split cupcake with banana whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, nuts, and a cherry

Fresh out of the oven, the cupcakes themselves smell like a banana split because of the fruit and nuts baked right in.
Unfrosted banana split cupcakes

Instead of frosting them with plain whipped cream, I use a banana whipped cream to further evoke the essence of a banana split.
Banana split cupcakes topped with banana whipped cream

Is a banana split truly a banana split without a healthy drizzle of chocolate?
Chocolate being drizzled on a banana split cupcake

When everything is assembled, you’ll have people lining up waiting to try these summer treats!

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A fully-prepared banana split cupcake with banana whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, nuts, and a cherry
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Banana Split Cupcakes

These banana split cupcakes are perfect for a hot summer day, just like the ice cream dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana split cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 18 cupcakes
Calories 315kcal
Author Stef

Ingredients

Banana Split Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup strawberry yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup mashed bananas about 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup macerated strawberries
  • 1/2 cup dried pineapple loosely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts loosely chopped

Banana Whipped Cream Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 over-ripe banana mashed, see note for instructions on how to use a non-ripened banana instead
  • chocolate syrup to taste
  • 1/2 cup walnuts loosely chopped
  • 1/2 cup bananas thinly sliced
  • 18 cherries pitted

Instructions

Banana Split Cupcake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Mix in eggs, yogurt, flour, and baking soda.
  • Stir in bananas, strawberries, pineapple, chocolate chips, and walnuts.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the tops bounce back when lightly touched.
  • Remove cupcakes from cupcake tin and rest on a cooling rack until cool.

Banana Whipped Cream Frosting Instructions

  • Whip heavy whipping cream and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in bananas until just combined.
  • Frost cupcakes.
  • Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
  • Top with walnuts, banana slices, and a cherry.

Notes

A non-ripened banana can be used by microwaving it for 45 seconds (or until it is soft but not liquid), then letting it return to room temperature.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Banana Split Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 81mg3%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 404IU8%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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18 comments on “Banana Split Cupcakes”

  1. Lorisays:

    Stef, this cupcake is beautiful! Not to mention that it’s right up my alley in terms of flavors. I just might have to try it in the coming weeks (if I’m awake enough to bake).

  2. Nataliesays:

    yum! I love that they recommend eating with a spoon–that makes cupcake eating so much more fun :)

  3. Brynasays:

    This is a fun theme for my daughter’s 3rd birthday coming up in September. Thanks for the idea!

  4. Brynasays:

    BTW,does it bother you that everyone thinks your recipe is actually Paula’s work?

  5. Stefsays:

    Bryna – Nah, it doesn’t bother me. I find it highly amusing. I know their mine and anyone who bothers to read the byline knows they are mine.

  6. Margotsays:

    Beautiful and delicious! :)

  7. Gingersays:

    You, my dear friend, need to write a book. Pretty, pretty please, write a book. I adore you. Has this ever been considered? Can I have hope that this might happen?

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  9. Oh yum! And if you’re my husband “Can you make THAT? Like NOW? I mean right NOW?” Seriously that is good stuff.

  10. Banana split is one of my favorites…hhmm.. sooo yummy!..I want you to try it also guys.

  11. Suzannesays:

    Hi Stef!

    Thanks for sharing this amazing innovative creative creation!

    I made this for my birthday and shared it with my colleagues. It went down absolutely a treat! Especially the yummy banana whipped cream frosting! Thanks so much!

  12. avnanosays:

    hi! im ai from the philippines, i happen to chance upon your blog since i am looking for tips on baking cupcakes because by next week i need to produce at least 350cupcakes.. that’s really too much for a newbie like me. anyhow, i really find your blog very informative. your cupcakes are really, really amazing. :)

  13. avnanosays:

    hi! i’m ai from the philippines. i happen to chance upon you’re blog when i am “googling” for tips on cupcakes, since by the end of next week i need to produce at least 350 cupcakes, such a big number for a newbie like me. anyhow, your blog is really informative and your cupcake are amazing. i’m going to try you vanilla and chocolate cupcake tonight. :)

  14. I made these cupcakes and they were gorgeous! Check mine out here! http://cannella-vita.blogspot.com/2013/01/banana-split-cupcakes.html#

    They were a huge hit at my high school track meet, and everyone couldn’t stop telling me how professional they looked!

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