Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cupcake Challenge - Banana Split Cupcakes

Banana Split Cupcakes
I remember summers when I was in junior high - I think I was around 12 or so. Back in the day when you could stay out somewhere until the street lights came on and your parents did't have to worry that you had been abducted, or worse. Old enough that I was trusted to roam the neighborhood and wander down to the "shopping center". I don't think we had "malls" yet. Anyway, during the summer, when it stayed light outside until 8:45 pm or so, my friend Nancy and I would walk towards the shopping center, and stop on one of two corners before we actually got to JJ Newberry's. We stopped at either Carl's Jr. or 31 Flavors, aka Baskin Robbins Ice Cream. At Carl's Jr. we got ice tea and onion rings. At Baskin Robbins we got Banana Splits. Either way, you can't lose! Very fun times, and what I immediately though about when I read that the theme of the Hoosier Homade's Cupcake Challenge this week was Summer Fun! Of my two summertime treats, I thought a banana split cupcake seems way more appealing than a than and onion cupcake. Done deal.

So, I made a moist banana cupcake and filled it with fresh strawberry cream. I have recently discovered a WONDERFUL boiled vanilla bean buttercream frosting, so I piled my filled cupcake high with that, topping it off with chocolate ganache, chopped nuts and a cherry! My co-workers loved me this week . . . .

So wish me luck in the Cupcake Challenge! Its my first one!


  1. Spotted these at Hoosier Homemade's cupcake challenge and they look delicious! Do you ever post recipes? Because I'd love to have this one to try it myself.

  2. Delish! I love Banana Splits too! Sometimes when it's super hot, we just have one for our dinner...I know, not good for the waistline.
    Thanks so much for joining Cupcake Tuesday and the Challenge!

  3. Now I could get used to a dinner like that! This was fun - thanks for having me in the Challenge! Looking forward to more . . .

  4. these look great! I have an allergy to banana of all things, or otherwise I'd try making them...the strawberry cream filling sounds great!

  5. Whoa! These look sooooo good! I remember those days when I could stay out till the street light came on as well. Sure do miss those days.

  6. I remember sleeping outside in the station wagon for "fun", too (what were we thinking??)
    Ahhhh . . . the good ole' days.

  7. Thank you Laurie! They tasted pretty awesome, too! A little messy, but I made the sacrifice and went for it . . .


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