Banana Split Cupcakes

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These cupcakes look like they took a lot of time and effort (and taste like it, too) when they’re actually really easy. These cute cupcakes need the melted chocolate, cherry, and sprinkles to make them complete. I found this recipe on this free cupcake app (called “Cupcake”) and slightly modified it.  Enjoy!

For the cupcakes (makes about 18-24):

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick (8 Tablespoons) melted butter
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3-4 eggs (depending on size)
  • 1 jar (about 7 oz.) marshmallow creme

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line muffin tins with paper liners. Mix or whisk cake mix, butter, water, eggs, and bananas.  Fill the muffin tins about 2/3 full with batter.  Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Remove cupcakes and allow to cool before coring out the middle of the cupcake and filling it with 2-3 teaspoons of marshmallow creme.

For the topping:

  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • approx. 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • multi-colored sprinkles

Beat butter, juice, and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy.  Top with melted chocolate, sprinkles, and a cherry for extra cuteness. 🙂

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