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Banana Pudding Cupcakes

These Banana Pudding Cupcakes are the cupcake version of banana pudding with a creamy pudding center, whipped topping and crushed vanilla wafers.

Banana Pudding Cupcakes

If you grew up in a southern household, chances are banana pudding was one of the desserts most likely to be served whenever there was a gathering of family or friends. Everyone, kids and adults alike, seems to love this sweet, delicious, and creamy mixture of pudding, fresh bananas, and vanilla wafers with either whipped cream or a meringue on top.

It’s perfect for potlucks or large gatherings because it can and should be made ahead.

Banana Pudding Cupcakes

These Banana Pudding Cupcakes are cool, creamy, and dreamy just like banana pudding. They will make your eyes roll back in your head as you savor every delicious bite.

They start off with a super moist and delicious vanilla cupcake which is hollowed out and filled with vanilla wafer crumbs and a creamy pudding made richer with cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk, and studded with fresh banana pieces. It’s all topped off with some sweetened whipped topping. Your taste buds won’t know what hit them!

Banana Pudding Cupcakes

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Banana Pudding Cupcakes

Banana Pudding Cupcakes

The cupcake version of banana pudding with a creamy pudding center, whipped topping and crushed vanilla wafers.
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 20 mins
TOTAL: 35 mins


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1 large container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 12 whole vanilla wafers

Pudding Filling

  • 8- oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 ripe banana, cut into thin slices and then into a dice


  • Heat oven to 350º with oven rack in middle of oven. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Place flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl and use a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment to mix them together.
  • With mixer on medium speed, add butter, sour cream. egg, egg yolks, and vanilla. Beat for 30 seconds, until smooth and satiny.
  • Remove mixing bowl from mixer and using a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl and make sure batter is mixed evenly.
  • Divide batter equally among muffin cups and bake for 18 to 22 minutes. Let cool before proceeding.
  • Using a spoon or your fingers, create a hollowed out portion in each cupcake like you would to make a bread bowl, but being careful to leave a layer of cupcake all the way across the bottom.
  • Sprinkle some vanilla wafer crumbs at the bottom of each cupcake “bowl”.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk for 2-3 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl at least once.
  • Add milk, vanilla extract, and pudding mix and beat until mixed together well. Stir in bananas by hand. Immediately spoon into cupcakes.
  • Spoon pudding mixture into the holes with enough extra so you can create a layer of pudding spread across the top of the cupcake.
  • Use an offset spatula or a pastry bag fitted with a large tip to add whipped topping on top of the pudding mixture. Garnish with a whole vanilla wafer and more crumbs if desired.


Calories: 461kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: banana pudding

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Vanilla Cupcake recipe slightly adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

Originally published Aug 12, 2013

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47 thoughts on “Banana Pudding Cupcakes”

  1. john@kitchenriffs

    I love banana pudding! Banana anything, really. These cupcakes look wonderful – really great idea. Thanks so much.

  2. Laura Dembowski

    These cupcakes look fantastic! It’s like banana cream pie but in a cupcake. So yummy!

  3. Hi Christin, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and helping me find your blog in return! I’m from SC and after living here for 17 years, my husband and I can NEVER turn down anything ‘banana pudding-y” . . . There’s nothing quite like the comfort feeling when enjoying it and I’m SURE these banana pudding cupcakes bring the same happy feeling inside!


  4. marcie@flavorthemoments

    One of my favorite things is banana pudding pie and I’ve never thought to make a cake version. Thank you for this! Consider it pinned!

  5. Donalyn@The Creekside Cook

    My grandchildren would love these – bookmarking this for the next time they stop by!

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      Yes Donalyn! I think your grandchildren would be very happy to have these cupcakes!

  6. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    I like banana pudding (I live in Atlanta, how could I not?) but I have a feeling I will LOVE your banana pudding cupcakes! Why is it that any dessert turned cupcake is a million times better?!

  7. Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

    I tried to read all the way through your post but just couldn’t as I had to run and find a napkin to wipe the drool off my face! Great looking cupcakes!

  8. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    What a clever idea! I love banana pudding. These sound so so good…i havent had a cupcake in too long 😉

  9. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    I’ve never ever had banana pudding when I was little, but oh, boy, I wish I had… that stuff sounds amazing! And so do these cupcakes, they look so lovely. I bet that the vanilla + banana combo is fantastic! x

  10. It’s 20 minutes until midnight and I’m half tempted to go and open up a can of sweetened condensed milk and try that super yummy pudding out!! Girl, these are beautiful cupcakes and pictures!!

  11. Jackie l FoodWineFashion.com

    This sounds so stupid delicious. I am not from a southern family but I am from a family that absolutely loves dessert – so banana pudding has been around once or twice!

    xo Jackie

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