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Chocolate Strawberry Banana Split Cupcakes

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A yummy Chocolate Banana cake serves as the base of a cupcake so good is truly gives a real banana split a run for it's money. Piled high with Strawberry Shortcake frosting, drizzled with hot fudge, sprinkled with nuts, topped with a dallop of whipped cream and finished with a cherry. It's all here sans the melty icecream.

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Ingredients

  • 1 Box Duncan Hines Classic Dark Fudge Cake Mix (16.5 oz)
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 1 Cup Very ripe mashed Bananas (About 2 large)
  • 1 packet of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Strawberry Shortcake Flavor Mix and 1 can of Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter
  • Optional: Hot Fudge icecream topping, chopped nuts, whipped cream and Maraschino cherries.

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Prepare standard size muffin pans with cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine cake mix, eggs and water. Beat with a mixer on medium speed for two minutes. Stir in mashed bananas just until combined, about 15- 20 strokes.
  3. Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way full. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of one comes out mostly clean.
  4. Remove pan from oven and immediately place on a wire rack until completely cooled.
  5. Pour pack of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Strawberry Shortcake Flavor Mix into can of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter. Stir until evenly blended.
  6. Spread or pipe frosting onto cupcakes (If piping, you may choose to add up to 1/2 of confectioners sugar to the frosting to obtain a stiffer consistancy)
  7. Just before serving drizzle about 1/2 tablespoon of fudge onto each cupcake. Sprinkle with about 1/2 teaspoon of nuts and then top with whipped cream and a cherry.

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For a Very Moist Cake...

My grandmother taught me how to bake and she always insisted (and still does) that if you put in a tablespoon of mayonaise (or miracle whip, whatever) you will have a very moist cake. I bake all the family cakes and everyone always comments on how moist they always are. Try this secret ingredient and people will be asking you too, "how do you make such moist cakes?"


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Mix all liquid ingredients on high with the mixer for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Blend in dry ingredients using medium speed. Batter will appear thick due to the speed used when mixing the liquids and eggs. Follow baking directions and decorate as usual.





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