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Banana Split Cupcakes start with cake mix and have all the flavors of your favorite banana split dessert! Made with bananas, cherries, chocolate chips and marshmallow cream for a simple cupcake recipe that tastes amazing!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Split Cupcakes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 282kcal


  • 1 yellow cake mix divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas about 3 bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries chopped and drained
  • 1 ½ cups mini chocolate chips divided


  • 1 16 oz container vanilla frosting
  • 1 7 oz container marshmallow creme


  • 1 tsp shortening
  • 24 whole maraschino cherries with or without stems, drained and patted dry


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line 24 regular sized muffin cups with paper liners.
  • Save 2 Tbsp of the dry cake mix. In a large bowl, combine the rest of the cake mix, water, bananas and eggs. Beat for about 1-2 minutes with an electric mixer. Combined the chopped cherries with the reserved cake mix and stir until cherries are coated. Fold the cherry mixture and 1 cup of chocolate chips into the cake batter.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in pans for about 10 minutes and then remove the cupcakes and place them on wire racks to cool completely.
  • Combine frosting and marshmallow creme until well blended. Frost each cupcake with frosting. You can use a knife or you can pipe it out with an icing bag.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining chocolate chips and the shortening. Microwave for about 30 seconds and then stir. Microwave for another 20 seconds and then stir again until chocolate is fully melted and smooth. Drizzle over the cupcakes and then place a maraschino cherry on top of each cupcake.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg