Thursday, January 1, 2009


Here is some
in honor of the

Banana Split Cupcakes

1 yellow cake mix, divided
1 cup drained marachino cherries, chopped
1 cup water
2 ripe bananas, mashed
3 eggs
1 cup chocolate chips, divided
1 cup marshmellow creme
1 cup vanilla frosting*
1 tsp. melted butter
24 whole maraschino cherries
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place one cupcake liner in cups.
2. Spoon 2 Tablespoons dry cake mix into a small bowl and add 1 cup chopped cherries. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl add remaining cake mix, water, bananas, and eggs. Mix well. Add chopped cherries and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
4. Spoon into cupcake liners. Bake 15-20 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes then remove from pans.
5. In another small bowl mix marshmallow creme and vanilla frosting. Frost cupcakes.
6. In microwave bowl add 1/2cup chocolate chips and melted butter. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, then stir. Microwave at 15 second increments until melted. Drizzle over cupcakes and top with a cherry.

*Vanilla Frosting
1 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons milk

Mix well.

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