September 6, 2011

Banana Berry Chip Cupcake Recipe!

Aren't these the most beautiful cupcakes you have ever seen? They taste even better than they look!
These were inspired by my wedding cake- Cherry Chip Cake with Banana Mouse and Fresh Raspberries- oh yummy! One of my good friends is a pastry chef and she agreed to help me re-create my wedding cake in cupcake form! So here's how we did it:
We were making them to share with a large group at a concert in the park, so if you just want to do one batch, you can divide the recipe in half.
--2 Boxes of Betty Crocker Cherry Chip Cake Mix (if you have never had Cherry Chip, you are really missing out- so yummy!) Bake them as directed. Let cupcakes cool and using a pineapple core tool, remove a chunk of the middle (or spoon it out).
--Create the Banana Mousse filling: Using a large container of pudding, make banana pudding as directed- let it set in fridge while cupcakes bake. Then wisk up 1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream and fold them together. This gives more creaminess to the pudding and dilutes the flavor a bit. using a pipping bag (or fill a ziplock bag and cut off corner!)
--Make the Raspberry Frosting:
1 1/2 bags of 32 oz size- powdered sugar
3 sticks butter
3 Tbs milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
12 oz frozen raspberries (no sugar added)
Mix together until creamy, using a pipping bag (or ziplock) frost onto cupcakes and chill until frosting hardens.
That's it! A few steps to this dessert, but you will love the outcome! Let me know if you make them & thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Coley said...

mmmm!! These look amazing!