Banana Pudding Cupcakes

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves: 18-24
Prep Time:
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Ingredients

1 box vanilla cake mix [plus eggs, oil and buttermilk to prepare]
8 oz spreadable light cream cheese
1 can(s) sweetened condensed milk [14 ounces]
1 box instant vanilla pudding [3.4 ounces]
1 large frozen whipped topping thawed [16 ounces]
3/4 c whole milk
1 c crushed vanilla wafers
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 medium bananas

The Cook

Melissa Sperka Recipe
x4
Well Seasoned
Greensboro, NC (pop. 269 666)
MelissasSouthernStyleKitchen
Member Since Aug 2011
Melissa's notes for this recipe:
We love cupcakes! What's not to love, right? The versatility of flavor combinations and fillings is only limited by your imagination. They don't require forks or spoons and... they're portable! This cupcake combines two desserts to make one delectable hand held treat.
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Directions

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two 12 cup muffin tins with liners. [Depending on how full you fill your cupcakes before baking, you'll have 18-24 cupcakes total] Prepare the cake mix per the instructions on the box except use buttermilk in place of the water. Use the same quantity of eggs and oil called for on the package. By replacing the water with buttermilk it will give the cupcakes a richer flavor. Bake according to the directions then set aside and allow the cupcakes to cool completely before filling.

While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the filling. In a medium size mixing bowl, whip together the softened cream cheese and the sweetened condensed milk for about 2-3 minutes or until fluffy. Next, add 3/4 cup of whole milk, one teaspoon of vanilla extract and the entire box of vanilla pudding. Whip the ingredients together on medium-high speed for 3-4 minutes until the mixture thickens. Fold in one cup of thawed whipped topping by hand. Cut three bananas in half lengthwise, and then cut each in half again. Cut the banana quarters into 1/3-1/2 inch chunks. Using a spatula fold the chopped bananas into the custard filling.

Using a sharp knife, cut the middle out of each cupcake leaving a 1/2 inch border around the edge. The centers are treats for the baker! When removing the centers of the cupcakes, be careful not to cut all the way to the bottom of the cupcake shell. Sprinkle half of the crushed vanilla wafer crumbs into the bottom of the cupcakes, reserving the other half for garnishing the tops. Fill the cupcakes evenly with the custard filling. To finish, pipe the cupcakes with a dollop of whipped topping and sprinkle the tops with the remaining crushed vanilla wafers. Chill thoroughly before serving. Yield: 18-24 filled cupcakes
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Cook's note:
As you know, bananas begin to brown quickly, so, I recommend making these cupcakes and serving them on the same day.
If you want your cupcakes to be super filled with custard...only make 18 total.
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user Melissa Sperka MelissasSouthernStyleKitchen - May 8, 2012
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user Jolayne Cooper jwcooper - May 8, 2012
Oh, Melissa, these look good. Love banana pudding and cupcakes, so what could be better.
user Melissa Sperka MelissasSouthernStyleKitchen - May 8, 2012
I know, Jolayne, right? I made these as a compromise one afternoon. My kids wanted cupcakes and we wanted banana pudding...now they're everyone's choice!! LOL
user Leah Stacey CookingMaven - May 8, 2012
wow just wow!
user Melissa Sperka MelissasSouthernStyleKitchen - May 8, 2012
Hi Leah!!!! A Southerners dream, right? :)

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