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Banana Pudding Cupcakes

5 from 8 votes
This Banana Pudding Cupcake puts this traditional dessert on its ear. It is so moist and tempting and is the perfect reimagining of this tempting Southern favorite.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
4 banana pudding cupcakes

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This Banana Pudding Cupcake puts this traditional dessert on its ear. It is so moist and tempting and is the perfect reimagining of this tempting Southern favorite.

4 banana pudding cupcakes

This Banana Pudding Cupcake is sweet, creamy, and lush just like banana pudding but offered up in cupcake form. Therefore, you get a super moist and delicious cupcake with the crunch of vanilla wafer crumbs.


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What We Love About This Banana Cupcakes Recipe

This banana pudding cupcake recipe is ideal for summer gatherings or parties and they will always be a hit with all the banana pudding lovers.

  • 30 Minutes: It only takes a little over 30 minutes to make these treats.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Banana with moist cake, is always a hit.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or even dairy free, etc…
ingredients needed to make banana cupcakes

Ingredient Notes for Delicious Banana Pudding Cupcakes

  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • French Vanilla Pudding Mix: Instant vanilla pudding mix or try instant banana pudding or your favorite instant pudding
  • Egg Yolks: 3 Large
  • Bananas: Ripe mashed fresh bananas
  • Butter: Salted butter or you can use a vegan butter alternative
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: Three tablespoons to add that extra sweetness
  • Vanilla Wafers: For crunch and also for decorating. You will also need mini vanilla wafers.
a banana pudding cupcake on a white plate next to a fork on a purple cloth next to a glass of milk and a glass container of milk

Equipment Needed for your Banana Lovers Cupcakes

How to Make Banana Pudding Cupcake

The basic steps for making this banana pudding best recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and daily values.

STEP 1: PREP

First, Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or line two standard muffin pans. Then in a large mixing bowl filled with the cake mix, whisk in the pudding mix and ¾ cup of the crushed vanilla wafers.

a collage of 4 images showing the steps needed to make the batter for banana pudding cupcakes

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STEP 2: MIX

Second, add in the water, oil, mashed bananas or chopped bananas, and eggs. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix on low speed until well incorporated. Then, add batter into the paper liners in the muffin tins until each is about 2/3 full. Sprinkle a bit of the remaining crushed vanilla wafers on top.

STEP 3: BAKE

Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely on wire racks before frosting.

STEP 4: MAKE ICING

Next, in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter, and beat until light and fluffy. Slowly mix in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, while adding in the vanilla, and a tablespoon of the sweetened condensed milk in between each cup. Continue to mix for 1 minute or until creamy.

a collage of 4 images showing the steps needed to make the frosting for banana pudding cupcakes and the final product

STEP 5: FROST THE CUPCAKES

Finally, prepare pastry bag and fill bag with frosting. Frost your cupcakes and then top with a bit of the crushed vanilla wafers. Garnish with one mini-vanilla wafer on these sweet cupcakes

Prep and Storage Tips for this Banana Pudding Cake Recipes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Prep baked cupcakes up to two days ahead; arrange them (unfrosted) on a baking sheet, wrap the whole sheet with plastic wrap and store at room temperature. Frost before serving.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Place banana cupcakes in a plastic storage bag or airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze, arrange unfrosted cupcakes on a baking sheet and wrap the whole sheet in plastic wrap, then in foil. Freeze up to three months.

Frequently Asked Questions about this Banana Pudding Cake Recipes

HOW TO MAKE THIS BANANA PUDDING RECIPE HEALTHIER?

A Keto cake mix can be used for a low carb option or you can use a sugar free or low calorie cake mix.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT CAKE MIX FLAVORS?

Of course, you can use white, vanilla cake mix or even banana cake mix flavors for this homemade banana pudding cupcake.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE MADE INTO A CAKE?

Indeed, make as a cake or as a parfait in cups.

5 banana pudding cupcakes on a white cake stand

Expert Tips for Making This Banana Pudding Cupcakes Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd of banana pudding lovers.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately into large bowls and split it into multiple cupcake pans.
  • Add Chocolate: Drizzle cupcakes with white chocolate or dark chocolate.
  • Variation tip: Chocolate chips or chopped cherries can be added to this homemade cupcake. Chopped nuts are also wonderful.
  • Shortbread Cookies: Try using shortbread cookies in place of the vanilla wafers in these delicious cupcakes.
  • Vanilla Extract: This classic dessert can be enhanced with the addition of a little extract.
  • Decorate: A slice of banana or banana chips can be added to the top of the cupcakes before serving.

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4 banana pudding cupcakes

Banana Pudding Cupcake

5 from 8 votes
This Banana Pudding Cupcake puts this traditional dessert on its ear. It is so moist and tempting and is the perfect reimagining of this tempting Southern favorite.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 24 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup crushed vanilla wafers
  • ¼ cup French vanilla pudding mix
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 large bananas mashed
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups salted butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup crushed vanilla wafers
  • 24 mini-vanilla wafers

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or line two standard muffin tins.
  • In a large mixing bowl filled with the cake mix, whisk in the pudding mix and ¾ cup of the crushed vanilla wafers.
  • Add in the water, oil, mashed bananas, and eggs. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix on medium until well incorporated.
  • Add batter into the muffin tins until each is about 2/3 full. Sprinkle a bit of the remaining crushed vanilla wafers on top. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  • Directions for Frosting:
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter, and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Slowly mix in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, while adding in the vanilla, and a tablespoon of the sweetened condensed milk in between each cup. Continue to mix for 1 minute or until creamy.
  • Prepare piping bag and fill bag with frosting. Frost your cupcakes. Top with a bit of the crushed vanilla wafers. Garnish with one mini-vanilla wafer. Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd of banana pudding lovers.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately into large bowls and split it into multiple cupcake pans.
  • Add Chocolate: Drizzle cupcakes with white chocolate or dark chocolate.
  • Variation tip: Chocolate chips or chopped cherries can be added to this homemade cupcake. Chopped nuts are also wonderful.
  • Shortbread Cookies: Try using shortbread cookies in place of the vanilla wafers in these delicious cupcakes.
  • Vanilla Extract: This classic dessert can be enhanced with the addition of a little extract.
  • Decorate: A slice of banana or banana chips can be added to the top of the cupcakes before serving.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg

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Allyssa

Tuesday 21st of June 2022

Thanks a lot for this fantastic recipe, it's really delicious and super easy to make! Will surely have this again. Highly recommended!

S. Mahin

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

How do I make this recipe dairy-free?