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Banana Pudding Cupcakes by The BakerMama

Banana Pudding Cupcakes

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  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: Dessert


Put a new spin on a comfort food classic with these moist, creamy Banana Pudding Cupcakes topped with a sweet whipped topping.


  • 3/4 cup (11/2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 5 bananas)
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box banana cream instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two muffin pans with cupcake liners and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar at medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then beat in the vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in the mashed bananas.
  4. Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full with batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack set on a cookie sheet to cool completely.
  5. With the handle of a wooden spoon, poke 3-4 holes halfway through the top of each cupcake.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Whisk until smooth and barely thickened, about 2 minutes. Spoon a few tablespoons of pudding mixture over each cupcake so that it fills each hole and covers the center of the cupcake. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
  7. Spread whipped topping over top of each cupcake. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator until ready to serve.