We shared a chocolate banana cream pie recipe just a few days ago so it was only fair to share a vanilla banana cream pie cupcake to, you know, balance things out.  Luckily, Fortune Goodies came through with these easy to make cupcakes.  So now we have the yin and yang of banana cream cupcakes.  Everyone should be happy, and that’s why we’re here.

Banana Cream Cupcakes

For the cupcakes
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • egg whites, oil, and water as called for on box instructions
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
For the banana cream filling
  1. 1 (3.5 oz) box instant banana cream pudding
  2. 2 cups milk
For the frosting
  • 2 (3.5 oz) boxes instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • banana slices
Instructions
  1. Prepare cupcakes as directed on the box, adding cinnamon and graham cracker crumbs to the batter.
  2. As cupcakes bake, prepare filling and frosting.
  3. Mix banana pudding mix with milk according to package directions.
  4. Chill pudding for at least 30 minutes.
  5. For the frosting, beat vanilla pudding mix with heavy whipping cream, milk, and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  6. Chill for at least 30 minutes to set.
  7. Once cupcakes have baked and cooled, core and fill with banana cream pudding.
  8. Frost cupcakes, top with banana coins and graham cracker crumbs.