Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cake Mix Banana Cream Cupcake Recipe

So easy the kids can make this one! Banana cream filled cupcakes. This is one they will ask you to make again. Great for any picnics or office parties.

Here's what you need for Banana cream cupcakes!

1 yellow cake mix

1 cup of water

1 cup mayonnaise

3 eggs

Mix the cake mix in a bowl with all the above ingredients using an electric beater for 3 minutes.

Line your cupcake tins. Fill 3/4 full. Bake the cupcakes to package instructions. Cool completely.

Using an apple corer or sharp knife, core out the center of each cupcake.

Make filling:

1 package cooked vanilla pudding or instant French vanilla or banana instant puddings made to package instructions

1 banana mashed leaving bananas a little chunky you can add more if you like

Mix the vanilla pudding with banana chunks.

Fill the hollow part with mashed bananas pudding mixture. Top with whipped cream and colored sugar. Or you can make mock whip cream frosting and pipe on top. See recipe below.

Refrigerate or serve immediately.

Note: Use colored sugar any color to the theme your baking (Valentines Day, Christmas, St. Patrick's Day etc.)

Adult version

Optional: add 3 tablespoons of rum to the pudding stir to blend.

If you're not in a hurry try my SCRATCH VANILLA CUPCAKE RECIPE

3 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups of sugar

1 stick unsalted butter softened (8 tablespoons)

4 extra-large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup milk

With an electric mixer in a medium-size bowl beat the sugar and butter together until light around 4 minutes. Add the vanilla, eggs, milk to blend then add the baking powder, salt then the flour a little at a time. Proceed with the above instructions for cupcakes. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until centers come out clean with a toothpick.

Cooked Whipped Cream Frosting:

3 tablespoons flour

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 cup of sugar

1 cup unsalted butter softened or at room temperature

1 teaspoon clear vanilla

pinch of salt

In a saucepan add the flour and 1/4 cup milk whisk till smooth on low heat. Add the rest of the milk, then add vanilla and pinch of salt and cook till thickened then cool and continue to whisk mixture will get very thick. Cool completely to room temperature or refrigerate to speed up the process. With an electric mixer beat the sugar and butter till light and fluffy add that all into this heavy thickened flour mixture beating for at least 5 minutes until the sugar lost it's grainy look ( a good test is to take a little of this mixture between two fingers and rub together to see if sugar is dissolved or keep beating). Once it looks light and fluffy it's ready to spread!


  1. They look absolutely divine! I could eat a couple of them right now!

  2. what a yummy snack to have with a cup of tea or cappuccino... yum! Brava Claudia. Bacioni!

  3. I've been seeing stuff with mayonnaise and have never tried a recipe like that. And here you are - and it's just brimming over with goodness!

  4. I think I'm in love with this ! I'm so looking forward to making it!


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