Banana Split Mini Bundt Cakes
By BakingAMoment on April 10, 2014
Banana Split Mini Bundt Cakes are such a Fun Treat! Moist Banana Cake is Filled with Pineapple, and Topped with Strawberry Buttercream, Chocolate Sauce, Peanuts, and a Cherry on Top. Perfect for your next Party!
Here at the Baking a Moment household, Spring is all about birthdays. Both my boys were Spring babies, and I love that! When they were first born, I loved that just when we were ready to venture out of our little cocoon, gorgeous warm breezes were beckoning us to go on long stroller walks. And now that they're bigger, I love that presents, parties, and games are there for them, just when their house-bound stir-craziness is at a fever pitch.
Since baking's my favorite (;)), I always try to come up with something super-special and fun for them on their birthdays.
These little banana baby cakes are baked up in a mini bundt pan. This kind of pan gives you cakes with a little well in the middle, and it's the perfect place to tuck something delicious. I got this idea from one of my bloggy idols, Alice, of Hip Foodie Mom. When I saw her do this, I knew my life would never be the same again, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. So, once the cakes are cooled completely, fill the little well in the middle with pineapple. If you're serving them right away, coarsely chopped fresh pineapple is perfect. You could also use crushed pineapple from a can, just drain off the excess juice. Or, if you're making them ahead, you could use the pineapple dessert topping that comes in a jar.
They get topped with the most gorgeous strawberry Swiss meringue buttercream. It's so silky and light, but buttery at the same time. And it's so stable, it holds its shape beautifully and is perfect for piping. This recipe is loaded with fresh strawberry puree. Spring!
The buttercream gets a drizzle of chocolate syrup, a sprinkling of chopped peanuts, and, of course, a cherry on top. No banana split is complete without a sweet red cherry on top!
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