Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Banana Split Cupcakes

Here’s another yummy cupcake recipe, courtesy of Taste of Home. And that’s all I’ve got to say about that!

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 medium)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 milk chocolate bars (1.55 ounces each) broken into squares, divided

1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
12 maraschino cherries with stems

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the banana, butter, buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients; stir just until combined. Fold in the nuts. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each paper-lined muffin cup. Top each with one candy bar square. Fill the remainder of the cup two-thirds full with batter.

Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cupcake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

In a bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, butter, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes. In a microwave, melt the remaining candy bar squares; drizzle over frosting. Top each with a cherry. Yield: 1 dozen.


  1. How cute are they – you could call them pretty please with a cherry on top.

  2. Oh my goodness I love these! So flipping cute! I’m saving these to make. thanks for the recipe!

  3. The devil in my heart loved your site. The devil whispered it to me. Eat the food which it is sweet, and seem to be delicious. I lost a fight with the devil. … that I was dieting so (ToT)
    From Japan

  4. mmmm…banana split cupcakes?! great idea 🙂

  5. Cooking and the City says

    wow these look delicious 🙂

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