April 2, 2012

Must Try Monday {Banana Split Cupcakes}

I cannot believe it has already been a whole week. Seems like yesterday I was writing the Philly Cheese Steak post!
I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing weekend.
Well here it is... today and every Monday I am featuring a
Must Try Recipe from my
Pinterest
board and will let you know what I think and things I did differently!
So let's get started...Today I am featuring 
Banana Split Cupcakes from Six Sister's Stuff!
If you have not checked out these sister's blog hop on over there and check out their recipe index, YUM!
The reason I made these cuties is because my sister from
Cherished Bliss
moved away this week and this dessert was her final request from my kitchen :( I am going to truly miss her, she is my very best friend who lived right down the street from me and now she will live across the country from us! There will be lots of skyping! Ok, back on track...

This is mine
Banana Split Cupcakes

and this is the picture I pinned!
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Click here for Six Sister's full recipe!


My thoughts and things I did differently!
These cupcakes were a big hit and
I will definitely be making these again!!!!!!
The banana cake was to die for! The things I did differently to the batter was reduced the sugar to 2 cups, used regular milk in place of buttermilk, and used about 3 bananas.
The batter was perfect!
I did not use the Vanilla Frosting but instead used a

Homemade Whipped Topping
2 cups of heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup of powder sugar (add more or less to your liking)
1 tsp of vanilla extract

Chill your mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Then in a large metal bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form.
Then beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form.


Then after making the whipped topping I was out of heavy whipping cream for the ganache, so I substituted the heavy cream with 3/4 cup of half and half and it worked!
Although, I would suggest to half the ganache recipe because it made a lot, unless you have other intentions for the leftovers or you enjoy more ganache than I do on your cupcakes!

Hope you enjoyed this review and I would highly recommend these cupcakes for any occasion!

P.S. My 15 year old daughter said these cupcakes were so good she wants these at her 16th birthday party!

8 comments:

  1. I think yours look just as good, but I am a buttermilk kinda girl. Love it for baking not for drinking! Did you know that you can freeze buttermilk? You can. They sound delish and beautiful well done. andi

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  2. Thanks so much for featuring us! You have such a cute blog!

    Love,
    The Sisters

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  3. oh yum!!!! and an endorsement for a 16 yr old party is huge!!!

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  4. Whoa! These are killer! Great flavors and colors. Really fun recipe idea--thanks for sharing it with See Ya In the Gumbo.

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  5. These look fabulous!

    PS I gave you a blog award today :-)

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

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  6. These just look so delicious and so much fun! I will definitely have to give this a try! I also can't wait to try your whipped topping recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  7. This recipe look great! I would love it if you linked up this post to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package: http://ow.ly/aj76a

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  8. These look perfect and would be so fun for a party. I think I'd like the whipped cream on top too! Pinned.

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