Banana Split Cupcakes

Celebrate a special birthday with these easy-to-make banana split cupcakes! Start with a simple cupcake, add a few scoops of icing, and finish off with your favorite toppings. Now you have an adorable treat perfect for any birthday celebration!

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What You'll Need:

  • Classic Vanilla Cupcakes recipe
  • 1 can strawberry icing
  • 1 can chocolate icing
  • 1 can vanilla icing
  • 4 to 8 ounces melting chocolate
  • Candy cherry sours
  • Chopped peanuts


Bake the cupcakes according to the recipe instructions. For real banana split flavor, add 2 tablespoons of banana extract to your cake batter.

While the cupcakes are baking and cooling, place all three containers of canned icing in the freezer until firm -- about 20 minutes. Cold, firm icing is much easier to scoop.

Using a small cookie dough scoop, drop a small amount of the first flavor of icing on top of each cupcake while still cold and firm. Once each cupcake has a scoop of the first flavor, wash the scoop and repeat with the second and third flavors.

Melt the chocolate according to package directions, and spoon or drizzle a small amount onto the top of each cupcake in the center.

While the chocolate is still warm, place a candy cherry sour in the center of each cupcake and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

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