Ultimate Banana Pudding Cupcake Recipe

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These banana pudding cupcakes are a different batch from what you are used to. They are quite easy to make and you can do your own thing from scratch compared to the store-bought version you are used to. You will be so proud of the results!

Banana Pudding is the first step:  YOU WILL NEED: – 2 C Whole milk – 1/4 C sugar – 2 large egg yolks – 3 TBSP cornstarch – 1 TSP Pure vanilla extract – 1/4 TSP kosher salt

INGREDIENTS:

In a medium saucepan whisk together sugar, cornstarch, salt, milk, vanilla, and egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently. Cook until bubbly and mixture begins to thicken, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer the pudding into a serving bowl or individual cups.  Chill in the fridge for a few hours.

Banana Pudding Cupcakes Ingredients:  – 1 box of Butter Yellow Cake mix – 3/4 C water – 1/3 C unsalted butter, softened – 2 large eggs – 1 large banana, mashed – 1 Cupcake pan – Cupcake liners 

Cinnamon Frosting YOU WILL NEED: – 2 C unsalted butter, softened – 4 ½ C powdered sugar – 2 tsp pure vanilla extract – 3 – 6 Heavy whipping cream – 3 TBSP ground cinnamon – 1 large piping bag with star tip – 1 container of vanilla wafer cookies

Bake your cupcakes per the instructions. Make your frosting per the instructions and then  scoop the frosting into a piping bag, then close the edges and twist them together.

Spoon on about 1 ½ Tbsp banana pudding onto the top of the cupcake and smooth evenly, basically frosting it.  Pipe a dollop of frosting on top of the pudding and sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Top with a vanilla wafer cookie.

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