Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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Cute Mini Banana Bread Cake Pops That Actually Look like Real Bananas

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Would you believe me if I told you these bananas were actually Banana Bread Cake Pops? Don’t they look so scrumptious and realistic? That’s because they are! I surprised my twins with these for their birthday, and they couldn’t believe they were actually cake until they bit into them! 

You'll Never Guess These Cute Mini Bananas Are Actually Banana Bread Cake Pops

These banana bread cake pops use my absolutely yummy banana cake recipe with a browned butter frosting and then they are dipped into yellow candy melts! It’s really that simple!

Banana Bread Cake Pops

You'll Never Guess These Cute Mini Bananas Are Actually Banana Bread Cake Pops

They taste even better than they look! This is the sweetest fruit you’ll ever eat!

You'll Never Guess These Cute Mini Bananas Are Actually Banana Bread Cake Pops

Banana Bread Cake Pops

Catherine Olson
Cute Mini Banana Bread Cake Pops That Actually Look like Real Bananas
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 50 mins
Freezing 1 d
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

Banana Cake

  • ¾ cup mashed bananas
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • cup butter softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup butter milk
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup crushed walnuts optional
  • 1 bag yellow candy melts
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

Frosting

  • 1 stick of butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 lbs powdered sugar

Instructions
 

Banana Cake

  • Preheat oven to Fahrenheit 350°
  • Grease a 9×13 casserole dish
  • Set aside
  • Soak overripe frozen, or fresh bananas in lemon juice
  • Set aside
  • Beat butter and sugars until creamy
  • Add eggs one at a time until well mixed, then add vanilla
  • Add ½ flour, soda and salt
  • Mix until combined
  • Add half of the buttermilk and mix until combined
  • Add remaining flour and mix until combined
  • Finish with remaining buttermilk and mix until combined
  • Stir in bananas and nuts (optional)
  • Pour into casserole dish and spread evenly
  • Bake at Fahrenheit 350° for 45 minutes until cake springs back to the touch
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely

Finalè

  • When cake is cooled move cake into a large bowl, it's okay to break it up
  • Add frosting to the bowl and mix together with cake until mixture is spongy
  • Mold cake into banana shapes and place on a flat sheet
  • Freeze overnight until firm
  • After banana cake pops are frozen, melt 1 large package of yellow candy melts until smooth
  • Dip bananas into yellow candy melts
  • Transfer to wax paper to dry
  • Melt chocolate chips and use a toothpick to add brown banana spots
  • Let dry 1 -2 hours until chocolate has completely set up

Frosting

  • In a medium saucepan over medium high heat melt butter until browned and beginning to smell fragrant
  • Turn off heat and add maple syrup and vanilla
  • Allow to cool to room temperature
  • Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy
  • While mixing, add brown butter mixture and mix until thoroughly combined
  • Add powdered sugar in batches and whip until creamy and thick
Keyword Banana Bread Cake Pops

Shaping the Cake Into Bananas

It’s not super hard, just look at a real banana as your guide and then make it look like that!

I started with a log shape, and then squeezed both the ends to make a point.

You'll Never Guess These Cute Mini Bananas Are Actually Banana Bread Cake Pops

How to Tell Banana Bread Cake Pops Apart from Real Bananas?

Can you tell the difference?

You'll Never Guess These Cute Mini Bananas Are Actually Banana Bread Cake Pops

Trick Your Friends Into Eating Cake Bananas Instead of Real Bananas!

If you make banana cake pops, tag @Fahrenheit350sweets on Instagram so I can see it! And I’d love it if you left a review and a comment below! 

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