Don't these look YUMMY?!! My son, Sam, and I made these as part of a fundraising effort in May for his National Youth Leadership Training fees.
It was just an idea we came up with and put together without Pinterest or Google and, boy, was that a good idea this time. The reason being that afterwards I DID look up 'banana split cupcakes' and found lots of recipes using yellow cake mix and mashed bananas as the cake portion and chocolate for the filling. That's all good but, we - blissfully naive - went in a different direction and they were delicious!!
Banana Split Cupcake , à la The Coles - chocolate cake, banana pudding filling, cream cheese icing sprinkled with cinnamon, sugar, chopped peanuts, and topped with a marachino cherry.
Make sure the cake is moist and the icing is thick (not like the canned store bought stuff, if you can avoid it.)
One thing we did use Pinterest for was a means to deliver the cupcakes to his customers. We used a shirt gift box as shown at THIS PIN.
[caption id="attachment_1399" align="aligncenter" width="336"] Sam getting ready to deliver a dozen red velvet cupcakes to earn his way to NYLT.[/caption]