If you love banana cupcakes, you’re going to really love these banana pudding cupcakes! They taste just like a banana cream pie but in the form of a cupcake! Light cupcakes filled with banana pudding and topped with whipped cream, banana slices, and a Vanilla wafer! They’re easy to make and delicious.
Easy Banana Cupcakes with Pudding Filling
I first made these banana cupcakes for my dad’s 50th birthday party because well my dad likes bananas. It’s actually funny because my dad loves bananas and my mom can’t stand them. So it’s not often we have things with bananas but for my dad’s party, it was all about him! Banana cupcakes and candy sushi for the win!
I didn’t actually expect them to be as good as they were, but they really are delicious! This was my first time ever making a filled cupcake and since then, I’ve made tons of filled cupcakes because they’re the best! If you like these, then you’ll probably also like my surprise cupcakes that are filled with a sweet surprise!
In addition to the filling, I topped the cupcakes with some whipped cream and garnished with a vanilla wafer and slice of banana.
Banana Pudding Cupcakes Ingredients
There really are just a few ingredients in these cupcakes. You can either start with a yellow cupcake box mix or make your own using this Taste of Home recipe (it’s my favorite) and then top it with a whipped cream frosting of your choice. I prefer this one from Joy of Baking but if you have one you love, by all means use that!
Other than the cake mix and whipped cream, the rest of the ingredients are pretty self-explanatory – a box of banana pudding mix, bananas, and Vanilla wafers for garnish.
How to Make this Banana Cupcake Recipe
Making these banana cupcakes is just about as easy as it seems. Bake your yellow cupcakes and allow them to cool. Mix the pudding while the cupcakes are cooking then fill the cupcakes with the banana pudding. They can hang out like that until you’re ready to serve them. If you’re making them ahead of time, I recommend adding the filling and then putting the cupcakes in an airtight container and storing in the fridge since the pudding is mostly made up of milk. Just make sure to take them out of the fridge a few hours before serving so they can warm up to room temperature.
Top with the whipped cream frosting and the garnishes right before you serve them so the banana slices don’t go brown and the wafers get soggy. If you’re making a lot for a party, they should be okay for a bit, just don’t do it hours before.
Ways to Use Leftover Banana Pudding Cupcake Filling
If you have leftover banana cupcake filling, try using it for one of these leftover desserts!
- Mini banana cream pies
- Banana parfaits with layers of banana, granola (or Vanilla wafers), and banana pudding
- A topping for banana splits
- Make a strawberry banana trifle that layers Angel Food cake with fresh strawberries, bananas, banana pudding, and whipped cream
Banana Pudding Cupcakes
- Make your yellow cupcakes according to the directions. Once done, allow to cool.
- While your cupcakes are cooking, make your banana pudding according to the package directions and put in the fridge to chill.
- Once the pudding is set, dice up pieces of banana and add them to the pudding.
- Once your cupcakes are cooled, cut out the top of your cupcakes either with a spoon or a cupcake corer to make room for the filling.
- Fill the center of the cupcakes with the banana pudding filling.
- Top with whipped cream frosting using a piping bag and tip or ziploc bag and piping tip.
- Garnish with a banana slice and vanilla wafer.