Banana Split Cupcakes Recipe

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Tamara Burton Modified: March 24, 2022
Banana Split Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Banana Split Cupcakes

These banana split cupcakes are soft and fluffy banana cupcakes topped with chocolate ganache and vanilla whipped cream giving you all the flavors you love.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¾cupsbananas,(about 2 large bananas), mashed and very ripe
  • 1tsplemon juice
  • 6tbspunsalted butter,softened
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 1largeegg
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ½cuplow-fat buttermilk
  • 1easy vanilla pastry cream
  • 2bananas,sliced
  • ¾cuppecans,or toffee bits, chopped
  • 16maraschino cherries,or 1 banana sliced

For Chocolate Ganache:

  • cupmilk chocolate chips
  • cupheavy whipping cream

For Sweetened Whipped Cream:

  • 1⅓cupsheavy whipping cream
  • cuppowdered sugar
  • ½tspvanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a small mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.

  2. In a small bowl mix mashed bananas with lemon juice, set aside. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar for about 3 to 4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla.

  3. Add mashed bananas and stir until combine. Mix in the flour mixture alternating with the buttermilk. Pour 1/4 cup mixture into greased muffin cups or paper muffin cups. Bake for 22-24 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven and let muffins cool in muffin pan 5 minutes, then remove from muffin pan and let cool 30 minutes on a wire cooling rack.

  4. Pipe vanilla pastry cream on top of muffins and refrigerate until ready to serve. Place banana slices on top immediately before serving.

  5. For ganache, place chocolate chips in a medium mixing bowl, set aside. In a small saucepan, heat cream over medium heat bringing just to a boil.

  6. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate chips, whisk until smooth. Allow ganache to cool slightly before pouring over cupcakes. Pour about ½ tablespoon full over over each cupcake. Allow to cool.

  7. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl with and electric mixer, whip whipping cream until soft peaks form. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla and whip until stiff peaks form (keep whipped cream refrigerated until serving).

  8. Just before serving pipe sweetened whipped cream over cooled chocolate covered cupcakes and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Garnish each cupcake with a maraschino cherry or a fresh banana slice.

  9. Store cupcakes in the refrigerator, they will keep their shape for about 3 hours before the cream starts to separate.


  • Calories: 358.89kcal
  • Fat: 20.70g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.55g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.45g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.78g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.29g
  • Fiber: 1.87g
  • Sugar: 27.12g
  • Protein: 3.78g
  • Cholesterol: 58.74mg
  • Sodium: 130.56mg
  • Calcium: 58.92mg
  • Potassium: 160.91mg
  • Iron: 1.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 145.38µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.63mg
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