Banana Cream Cupcakes Recipe

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Candice Published: December 9, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Banana Cream Cupcakes

Revel in these sweet, fluffy, easy-to-make banana cream cupcakes for an afternoon snack! It’s topped with vanilla pastry cream and fresh banana slices.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¾cupsbananas,very ripe, about 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 1tsplemon juice
  • 6tbspunsalted butter,softened
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 1large egg
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ½cuplow-fat buttermilk
  • 2bananas,sliced

For Vanilla Pastry Cream:

  • 2boxesinstant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2cupsheavy whipping cream
  • 1cupwhole milk
  • 1tspvanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a small bowl, mix the mashed bananas with lemon juice. Set aside.

  4. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for 3 to 4 minutes until light and fluffy.

  5. Mix in the egg and vanilla.

  6. Add the mashed bananas, then stir until combined.

  7. Mix in the flour mixture alternating with the buttermilk.

  8. Pour ¼ cup of the mixture into the greased muffin cups or paper muffin cups.

  9. Bake for 22 to 24 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcakes comes out clean.

  10. Remove from the oven, then let them cool in the muffin pan for 5 minutes.

  11. Remove the cupcakes from the muffin pan, then let cool for 30 minutes on a wire cooling rack.

Vanilla Pastry Cream:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the pudding mix, whipping cream, milk, and vanilla extract for about 2 minutes until very thick.

  2. Refrigerate mixture for about 30 minutes until fully set. Stir once more to remove clumps.

  3. Pipe the vanilla pastry cream on top of the cupcakes.

  4. Place banana slices on top, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 319.25kcal
  • Fat: 16.46g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.11g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.73g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.73g
  • Fiber: 0.97g
  • Sugar: 29.12g
  • Protein: 3.27g
  • Cholesterol: 65.66mg
  • Sodium: 287.99mg
  • Calcium: 63.77mg
  • Potassium: 164.52mg
  • Iron: 0.71mg
  • Vitamin A: 172.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.55mg
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