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Big Black Dog: Banana Split Cupcakes!

June 11, 2008

Banana Split Cupcakes!


Yep that's right I made a Banana Split Cupcake! Well, as close I could to a Banana Split sans ice cream that is...LOL!!! And they are yummy too!



I had both vanilla and chocolate cupcakes in my freezer and I need to open up some space so I used both. I made my usual cream cheese frosting because I love it! And covered each cupcake with ganache before applying the fruit and frosting.

To caramelize the bananas and pineapple: Melt 2 TBL butter and 1/4 c. brown sugar is a frying pan. Make sure to slice bananas and pineapple at least 1/2" thick as they become quite fragile as they caramelize. Place sliced bananas or pineapple in the melted butter/brown sugar and over low heat simmer until desired color is reached. Remove from pan and cool.

To assemble the cupcake: Bake cupcakes and cool. Dip crown of cupcake in warm ganache and cool. Caramelize bananas and pineapple. Cool. Place three slices of banana on each cupcake. Slice fresh strawberry into 1/8" slices and place 2 slices on top of banana. Pipe frosting. Top with crushed roasted peanuts and 1 small slice of caramelized pineapple.



My Banana Split Cupcakes are my entry in the Strawberry Moon Festival hosted by my friend Linda of Cooking in Cleveland.




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5 Comments:

Blogger Lucy said...

YUM...YUM...YUM! Those look "Fantastic" and must taste GREAT!!!

June 11, 2008 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger OhioMom said...

Oh yeah ... I want one :) These look wonderful and I know they taste wonderful as well.

Thanks Michelle

June 11, 2008 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Thanks so much for the nice comments.

The cupcakes went together so easily. But I had the cupcakes and frosting ready in the freezer. And I always have ganache in my frig. So all I had to do was prepare the bananas and pineapple and viola...a new cupcake!

June 11, 2008 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger giz said...

I feel like I died and went to cupcake heaven. What a clever idea. And of course I have all the ingredients so I can't possibly work anymore today - I have to make cupcakes.

June 12, 2008 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Giz,

The candied bananas are a bit slippery so I suggest putting a dab of frosting under the strawberry slices to sort of glue them in place! LOL...hey ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

Michelle

June 12, 2008 at 9:53 PM  

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