Sunday, February 24, 2013

Banana Pudding Cupcakes!

Banana Pudding Cupcakes


After baking my way through most of Martha Stewart's online recipes, and almost all of my cookbooks, I'm getting inspired to try out recipes from Pinterest. I came across this image of delectable banana pudding cupcakes and I knew I would make them soon myself. I love banana pudding! My family does not. They think it's some icky, gooey pudding with too many ingredients... I'm obviously not too sophisticated to adore a messy banana pudding. Nilla wafers are a childhood favorite of mine. And I'll use any excuse to incorporate them into my sweets.

The banana cake recipe is from old, faithful Magnolia Bakery. I filled the cupcakes with a creamy, store-bought vanilla pudding. Topped them off with whipped cream and a traditional Nilla Wafer cookie. I'm completely in love with them! So much, that I've eaten them for breakfast as well. Yikes! Rating: 5- out of 5.


Banana Pudding!
Banana pudding summed up.




Banana Pudding Cupcakes: Banana Cake recipe from Magnolia Bakery

Ingredients: I only made half this recipe and got 14 cupcakes out of it
- 3 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teasoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 ½ cups mashed very ripe bananas
- 6 tablespoons buttermilk
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions:
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter until smooth on medium speed. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the bananas. Add half od the dry ingredients, mixing until well incorporated, then add the buttermilk and vanilla, and the second half od the dry ingredients, mixing well.
- Divide the batter in two 6-inch cake pans, and bake for 40-50 minutes (about 25 minutes for cupcakes).

To decorate cupcakes:
- Whether you want to make your own pastry cream or use a boxed pudding, vanilla or banana flavored, cut a small piece out of each cupcake center and discard the center. Fill a pastry bag with the pudding and pipe into each hole. Top the cupcakes with a whipped cream frosting (my recipe here), and finally top with a Nilla Wafer cookie. Enjoy!



Banana Pudding Cupcakes

2 comments:

Liz @ Tip Top Shape said...

These look delicious!! I love banana desserts :D

Faye said...

These are really cute cupcakes!