Cupcake Hero::September [Banana] Roundup+Poll

September 16, 2009 at 9:59 PM | Posted in Cupcake Hero, cupcakes | 29 Comments

Don’t mind me. I’m just wiping the drool off my face and keyboard.

Ok I’m ready.

First of all… Can I just say that you ALL are FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC?!! I had high hopes for bringing Cupcake Hero back but I am beyond stoked to get 40+ entries the first month. Special thanks to the Cupcake Hero diva herself, Laurie of Quirky Cupcake for giving me her blessing to bring SEXY Cupcake Hero back. Last but not least. Thank you all cup-testants for your creativity and droolworthy entries. I am honestly craving bananas. Whaaaaat? Will the real CB please stand up? HA HA

Without further ado. LET’S ROCK THE VOTE! — > Poll on the side menu bar. Voting ends September 21st @ 11:59pm EST

Vote as many times as you want. <~ (Changed my mind b/c I can! You got a problem? Take it up with yo mama! HA!) But you won't win on votes alone. That will be decided in my kitchen. May the best cupcakes throw down!

Hint for next month's ingredient: Booo-tiful Cupcakes. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

PS- Please let me know if I’ve made any link errors, name misspellings, etc etc. To err is human. To arrgghhh is pirate!

Caramelized Banana Creme Brulee Cupcakes by Xiaolu of 6 Bittersweets (first entry)
A sweetened condensed milk flavored cupcake filled and topped with gooey caramelized bananas. The creme brulee frosting consists of creamy brown sugar swiss meringue buttercream with a crunchy layer of caramelized sugar.

Chocolate-Filled Banana Cupcakes w Peanut Butter Mousse Frosting by Xiaolu of 6 Bittersweets (second entry)
Tender banana cake filled with rich chocolate ganache, all topped off by a fat swirl of fluffy peanut butter frosting that’s not too sweet. I just found out that these are quite the man-pleaser too!

Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes by Amy Cakes
Banana Cupcake filled with vanilla cream, topped with banana pudding, whipped cream and toasted coconut

Banana Caramel Cupcakes by Jessy of Apparently Jessy
Caramel Banana Cupcakes, light fluffy banana cake, with a decadent caramel frosting, topped with a jersey caramel, banana lolly, and a drizzle of chocolate!

Banana Espresso Cupcakes by Nic of Bakeologie
Banana Espresso Cinnamon Cupcakes topped with Espresso spiked Cream Cheese Frosting.

Banana Boat Sundae Cupcakes by Linda of Baking Foodie
Banana cake layered with strawberry and chocolate cake topped with whipped cream and sprinkles!

Banana Split Cupcakes by Jen of Beantown Baker
These cupcakes are so freaking cute! They taste just like a banana split with the added bonus of having some cake in it! I opted to leave the nuts and whipped cream out, but you could definitely add those if you wanted to.

Elvis Style Banana Cupcakes by Jessica of Black Cat Kitchen
Banana cupcakes, marshmallow filling and peanut butter frosting. You can see the marshmallow fluff filling.

Banana Fosters Cupcakes w/ Vanilla Bean Ice Cream by Cathryn
Rum cupcakes glazed, filled with warm bananas foster, topped with vanilla ice cream and more bananas foster!

Banana Butterscotch Cupcakes by Robyn of Chocswirl
Banana Butterscotch cupcake with Chocolate Buttercream!

Peanut Butter and Banana Cupcake Sandwich by Christy
A moist banana cupcake with peanut butter and chocolate chips mixed in…a thin layer on peanut butter frosting and slices of banana sandwiched in the centre, topped with peanut butter frosting and a slice of banana! Mmmm…

Chunky Monkey Banana Pecan Cupcakes by Stephanie of Cupcakes And Sundry
This is a Banana Pecan cupcake topped with Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream, fresh whipped cream, banana slice and pecan.

Monkey Bread Cupcakes with Banana and Chocolate by Steph of Cupcake Project
Picture a warm cupcake that tastes like a cinnamon roll but with the hidden surprise of melted chocolate and banana inside.

Pina Colada Cupcakes by discursive phenom
Banana pina colada cupcakes with banana, crushed pineapple and coconut flakes. Frosted with banana pina colada cream cheese frosting.

Banana Key Lime Cupcakes by Dorothy of Fuzzykoala’s Caketastic Adventures
Banana cupcake topped with a key lime cream cheese frosting and garnished with a crispy banana slice.

Banana Malt Shop Cupcakes by Kate of Grin And Bake It
Just like a creamy soda or milkshake. The banana cupcake batter is made with cream soda. The chocolate icing contains malt powder. Topped with a Whopper!

Banana Split Cupcakes by Melissa of I Dream in Buttercream
Banana cupcakes sprinkled with chocolate chips. Pineapple fluff filling piped inside (so many people forget there is pineapple on a banana split!). Whipped cream frosting and a cherry on top!

Banana Pudding Cupcakes by Trish of June Cleaver, Eat Your Heart Out
I love love love Southern banana pudding – you know: vanilla custard, slices of banana, and Nilla wafers? YUM. My cupcakes are a lightly flavored banana cake and filled with banana slices, vanilla pudding, and Nilla wafers. They’re frosted in vanilla buttercream and topped with another Nilla wafer.

Banana Split Cupcakes by Jackie of KIPing It Real
My fascination with Banana Splits has gone back to my childhood. They are the only dessert that can be rationalized into containing all of the food groups, thus making it a well balanced meal.

Banana Pandan-monium Cupcakes by Samantha of Konichiwa Kupcakes
It is a pandan coconut cupcake with a banana cream cheese frosting mixed with chopped pecans, topped with desiccated coconut and sliced banana

Frozen Banana Cupcakes by Lauren of Lauren Reid Designs
These yummy little babies are a spin off of a frozen banana where they dip a frozen banana in chocolate…. These are made with a delish base of banana cake and then dipped in ganache and topped with sprinkles (although crushed oreos, coconut, or nuts would be yummy too!) They look absolutely adorable and taste perfectly decadent!

Chocolate Chip Banana Monkey Cupcakes by Amanda of Life Is Sweet
The cupcake inspiration, my daughters adorable onesie and my cupcake version of it. Chocolate Chip Banana Monkey Cakes!

Caramel Banana Cupcakes by Lindsay of Love And Olive Oil
Sweet and sticky banana cake with caramel buttercream.

Banofee Cupcakes by Marianne of Marianne’s Sweet Delights
These delicious Banoffee Cupcakes are inspired by the classic banoffee pie. These creamy cupcakes are simply to die for! They are packed with chewy toffee, then topped with whipped cream, sweet and sticky dulce de leche sauce, fresh banana and sprinkled with milk chocolate.

Banana Split Cupcakes by Jenna of Musings, Cupcakes and Nerdness
The cake is three layers – chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, with a banana buttercream frosting. On top of that is whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry. Everything is homemade (except the sprinkles and cherry!).

Banofee Cupcakes by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen
A banana cupcake filled with a banana slice and lightly caramelised sweetened condensed milk, topped with whipped cream and grated chocolate.

Banana S’mores Cupcakes by Michelle of One Ordinary Day
Taking the s’more to the next level! A graham cracker crumb bottom, a light banana cupcake filled with milk chocolate ganache, and topped with a marshmallow frosting and graham cracker crumbs.

Banana Chai Cupcake w Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting by Kimberly of Only Creative Opportunities
This cupcake was inspired by my morning breakfast protein shake! The ingredients include a jar of banana baby food, chunks of banana, and a bit of Chai Spice for a little kicker. I thought I was wasting money buying this monkey for my kiddo – who knew it would make such a cute photo prop!

Hummingbird Cupcakes by Sandi of Put A Cupcake In It
Vanilla based cupcake with banana, pineapple and pecans, topped with a cream cheese buttercream frosting and a glazed pecan.

Pina Colada Cupcakes by Vicki of ShoeCakes
These pina colada cupcakes have almost too many good things at once. But not quite. There’s pineapple chunks in the batter, cream cheese frosting, coconut topping, and an oh-so-creamy-goodness banana cream filling.

Banana Pudding Cupcakes by Susan of Slice of Sueshe
Think banana pudding: vanilla wafer base topped with a slice of banana in a banana cupcake with whipped cream & vanilla wafer crumbs sprinkled on top.

Paige’s Banana Pudding Cupcakes by Paige of Starting All Over Again
The Banana Pudding Cupcakes, which consists of a vanilla wafer banana cupcake filled and frosted with banana pudding frosting.

Banana Daiquiri Cupcakes by Heather of Stepford Life (first entry)
Banana and rum flavored cupcake, yummy rummy frosting.

Banana Split Marbled Cupcakes by Heather of Stepford Life (second entry)
This cupcake was fun to make. It reminds me of a circus. I made marbled cupcakes, but mine are special. I made the golden cupcake with banana. After filling the cups, I dropped a glob of ganache on each, took a chopstick and swirled them 2 or 3 times each.

Peanut Butter Bacon and Banana Cupcakes by Steph of Steph Chows
I’m totally trying to bribe you with the fact I used BACON, yes bacon and peanut butter in these!! Who can say no to PB and bacon? Really now! Now don’t think I’m just trying to cover up the banana goodness with these kick butt flavors, they actually go really well with the banana. Mmmmmmm bacon

Banana Peach Delight Cupcakes by Missy of Sweet Honey Bee
I got the idea from a smoothie! There are peaches and bananas baked into the cake with a banana cream cheese frosting and cinnamon sprinkled on top!

Chocolate Covered Banana Cupcakes by Jodi of Tales of a Dark Haired Princess
Chocolate covered banana cupcakes with nuts.

Hummingbird Cupcakes w Caramelized Banana Frosting by Margaret of Tea and Scones
Banana Cupcake with Caramelized Banana Frosting

Banana Cupcakes with Maple Brown Butter Frosting by The Everyday Baker
Tasty banana cupcakes with maple brown butter frosting topped with a fresh banana slice. The brown butter gives a hint of nutty flavour, while the maple adds the Canadian flair – roll that all into smooth frosting for a great contrast to a traditional banana cupcake.

Banana Split Cupcakes by Lindsey of TuTu Cupcakes
Moist, flavorful banana cake, with hot fudge and a light whipped cream frosting, top with all the trimmings!

Turon Cupcakes by Caroline of When Adobo Met Feijoada
Inspired by Filipino Turon, banana spring roll. Baked in phyllo cups acting as lumpia (spring roll) wrapper to give it crunch when you bite into them.



  1. holy cow those are some serious cupcakes! I’m glad I followed your tweet but now I’m cravin’ some sugar!

  2. WOW! What a round-up. These are some gorgeous cupcakes. Great job, everyone!

  3. You’re so fast! Thanks for hosting this awesome competition. I hope one of us is finally able to bring you into the fold of banana-lovers ;p.

  4. Awesome entries everyone! Good luck in voting and happy tasting CB!!

  5. Everyone had such awesome entries! Thanks for posting this so quickly, CB! (Love the pirate joke ;p)

  6. HOLY YUMMINESS!!!!!!!

    amazing entries everyone, i’m in banana heaven (it’s um… fat in my heaven, but that’s okay!)


  7. That’s a whole lotta banana goodness! Great roundup!!

  8. Wow what an incredible variety of cupcakes!

  9. Totally mouth watering…

  10. Wow.
    That is some lineup.
    Everyone did such a great job!

  11. YUMMMMMYYYYYY!!! They are even beautiful to look out….Can’t wait to see who wins!!! =)

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  13. Oh my…how are we supposed to choose? They all look so yummy! Good luck everyone! :)

  14. well, YUUUUM-O! i voted. ;)

  15. These all look amazing! Hopefully I’ll get my act in gear to participate next month… although the level of competition is INTIMIDATING!

    Best of luck everyone!!

  16. they all look awesome and delicious! i’ll just have to pick one randomly! congrats on starting it up again :)

  17. Looks delicious. Too bad we live so far away in Germany.

  18. Not going to be easy to choose ONE from these beautifully delicious cc’s.

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  20. Talk about a hard decision. Can we vote for everyone?

  21. Ha! I made banana cupcakes this months and didn’t even join! D’oh!

  22. Oh my God! Cupcakes are my passion and I am shaking just looking at these. Ingredients are swirling around in my head, wondering if I have everything and enough time (before the kids get up) to make most of them!! Great job, great site. Please visit us @ Please blog with us and also click on our press kit to see us in action! Got to start my cupcakes! Bye!

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  23. WOW – great banana creations… can’t wait to see next months line up!
    Awesome competition! Well done

  24. Oh my that a lot of little cakes! GREG

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