I have been dying to share these cupcakes with you guys. Seriously, how fun are these? I’ve seen numerous plays on ice cream sundae cupcakes all around the blogosphere and always wanted to make my own version. I recently made cupcakes for a coworker who has an adorable little girl at home, and she often takes a cupcake home for her cutie. With that in mind, I wanted to make something that a kid would go nuts for. A cupcake with fruit filling, frosting, chocolate, colored sprinkles and a cherry on top? Yeah, I think I got it just about right. And the report I heard about her reaction to the cupcake confirms – these are a kiddo’s dream dessert. But they aren’t just for kids. Everyone likes cupcakes, right? At least I do, but I’ll always be a kid at heart.
Here’s the basic run-down – banana cake, strawberry and pineapple filling, topped with vanilla frosting, drizzled with ganache and then garnished with sprinkles and a cherry. Overall the flavor of these was exactly what I was hoping for. You can taste every single component without one thing overpowering the rest. The only thing I will do differently next time is to use a thick whipped cream frosting rather than whipped vanilla buttercream because the texture was just a bit too heavy for the sundae effect. I have reflected this in the version below, but if you would prefer to use a buttercream, go for it! If you wanted to play up the banana flavor even more you could add some sliced or chopped banana to the center of the cupcake as well, but I was happy with the balance here, not to mention there really isn’t room to add more filling! I know I’ll be making these again and again.