Delight in the delicious flavors of your favorite ice cream dessert in these Banana Split Cupcakes topped with smooth buttercream, rich ganache, cream, and a cherry on top.
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Banana Split Cupcakes

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time1 hr 3 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Garnish and Glaze

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup mashed banana
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons cream or milk

For the ganache:

  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Toppings:

  • Sprinkles
  • Whipped cream
  • 12 Maraschino cherries

Instructions

For the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with 12 cupcakes liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Use can electric mixer to beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in the the banana, buttermilk, and eggs until combined. Add in the dry ingredients a little at a time while mixing, until combined. Divide batter among the liners (an ice cream scoop works perfect for this!) and bake for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove cupcakes from tin and allow to cool on a rack.

For the Frosting:

  • With an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Add cream until you get desired consistency. Place in a piping back that is fitted with a large round tip and then pipe onto cooled cupcakes.

For the ganache:

  • Place chocolate chips in a bowl. Place whipping cream in another dish and microwave until hot (about 45 seconds). Pour hot whipping cream over the chocolate chips and let it sit for 2 minutes and then stir together until completely melted and combined. Allow the ganache for cool down for a few minutes before spooning onto the frosting.

For the Toppings:

  • Add sprinkles on top of the ganache. Pipe a little whipped cream on and then top with a cherry. Serve. (Cupcakes can be made ahead of time but wait to add the whipped cream and cherry until right before serving.)