Banana pudding cupcakesAnyone who is a fan of bananas will love these cupcakes. They are made from a vanilla cake mix, filled with banana pudding, frosted with banana buttercream and topped with a fresh banana slice. To give the cupcake a little crunch, we placed a Nilla Wafer in the bottom of the cupcake tin before baking and then topped the completed cupcake with crushed Nilla Wafer pieces. Can you say “yum?”

The Cupcakes

Vanilla Baby Cakes cake mix

1 tsp. banana flavor

Nilla Wafers

  1. Place one Nilla Wafer cookie in the bottom of each cupcake cup in the baking sheet. Pour batter on top and bake the cupcakes as directed on package adding the banana flavor before baking.

The Filling

Instant Banana Pudding (Such as Jell-o brand)

Make the pudding as directed on the package. Put into a piping bag with a star tip.  Squeeze about 1/3 ounce through the top of each baked cupcake. 

The Buttercream Frosting

Basic Buttercream Recipe

1/2 tsp. banana flavoring

You can use our basic buttercream recipe or use your favorite buttercream frosting recipe. Add the banana flavoring to taste.


How to Assemble Your Cupcakes

Bake cupcakes and let cool on wire rack. Fill with the banana pudding. Pipe the banana buttercream frosting onto the cupcake using a star tip. Top with banana slice and crushed Nilla Wafer pieces. To prevent browning of the banana, be sure not to top the cupcake with the banana slice until ready to serve.

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