A Banana Pudding Cupcake with delicious homemade banana pudding flavor through and through. This is a moist cupcake filled with warm homemade banana pudding, sitting on a graham cracker crust, topped with meringue, making this truly a Banana Pudding delight!
Banana Pudding is one of my very favorite desserts. A friend of mine introduced me to a new way to make it several years ago by putting Cool Whip in with the pudding to give it a fluffy, sweet flavor. It’s the best thing I have ever had! In fact, when I was pregnant I craved it, I ate it everyday for 9 months! True story.
I came up with this idea just the other day while I was having a big bowl of banana pudding it thought it would be delicious in a cupcake! I am always thinking of new recipe ideas or how I can re-create a recipe, and I do mean all. day. long! When I wake up my first thought is what am I going to make today. I’m an early riser, so by the time 8:00 am comes, I’ve already started on a new recipe or craft. Once the sun comes out and hits my window, I’m ready to start taking photos.
It’s totally changed the way I grocery shop. I spend the longest time in the dessert isle looking at all the cake mixes thinking of all the different ways I can re-create them.
The part that makes my day is when I come up with an idea and can share it with YOU!
Now, lets get on to the cupcakes!
I filled the cupcakes with homemade banana pudding using a WILTON ROUND TIP #230, but really any tip you can push down into the cupcake will work. I filled Wilton Disposable Decorating Bags with pudding to fill the cupcakes. For the meringue I add 1 teaspoon of Wilton Meringue Powder. You can also add 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tarter if you don’t have meringue powder. The Meringue powder gives the meringue perfect peaks. You can find it here or at Michael’s in the Wilton section or any other craft store that carries Wilton. To make the crust, crush graham crackers in a plastic baggie with a rolling pin. then add butter. Mix together with a fork. It will be crumbly. Fill a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and add 1 heaping tablespoon to cupcake liners. Press into liners using the bottom of a cup or a 1/4 cup measuring cup. So the graham crackers wont stick to the bottom of the measuring cup, turn the measuring cup from one side to the other before lifting up.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes to set before adding cake batter.