I don’t ever stop thinking about recipes. For reasons that I don’t entirely understand, most of my memories are tied to food. Both my mom and I love to bake, so whenever we talk on the phone, we almost always talk about recipes. These Banana Split Cupcakes are no different.
We were talking about a banana layer cake that I remember my mom baking. I couldn’t remember the recipe, but I knew it was simple to make and so delicious.
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. Moms are the best, aren’t they?
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. I knew why Mom had kept this recipe for all those years once I remade it. 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.
This cake is delicious made with regular all purpose flour or gluten free flour. If you use all purpose gluten free flour, make sure that it contains xanthan gum. 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.
Click here to check out my banana layer cake recipe.