I never really stop thinking about recipes. For reasons that I don’t entirely understand, so many of my memories are associated with food. Partly for that reason, and the fact that both my mom and I love to bake, whenever we talk on the phone, we almost always talk about recipes. This Banana Split Cupcakes recipe is no different.
We were talking about another cake that I remember my mom baking. I couldn’t remember the recipe, but I knew it was simple to make and so delicious. More on that cake, later.
Mom pulled out her recipe box and took out the recipe for these banana split cupcakes. Strangely, I did not remember it at all, but it was a cake recipe that I created a long time ago that she had kept all these years, tucked into her recipe box.
Originally this was a cake recipe and it makes a perfect 9 x 13 pan. After I baked it, I thought it would be perfect for cupcakes. Once I remade it, I knew why Mom had kept this recipe for all those years. It is delicious.
A true test of a new recipe is always how fast it disappears. I left the covered, unfrosted cake on the countertop and let my family know that they could taste it.
It didn’t last very long.
Feel free to make it as cupcakes or a cake, whichever way is better for you. See the the notes section for how to bake this recipe in a 9×13 cake pan.
Once baked, frost your cupcakes with our Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting and top with a maraschino cherry and chopped nuts.
These cupcakes are perfect for a birthday party, celebration or anytime you want to have a little fun.