Saturday, June 11, 2011

Alex's 'Nilla Wafer Cupcakes

These cupcakes are a version of a cake I have made for my son's birthday for many years. He always loved vanilla pudding with 'nilla wafers and bananas when he was little. So, one year for his birthday I decided to make his favorite dessert into what soon became, his favorite cake. The cupcake version has the bananas and the 'nilla wafers, and it even has homemade pudding in the middle. I hope you like this version of our family favorite.
Let's Make Cupcakes!
(adapted from Pillsbury)
3 cups Cake Flour
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 cups Butter, softened
1 1/4 cups Sugar
2/3 cup Milk
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
4 large Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Banana Flavoring
Mini 'Nilla Wafers
Fresh Bananas
 Mix your cake flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda
in a bowl and set aside.
Cream together the butter and sugar.
Add flour mix, milk, eggs, vanilla, and banana flavoring
to your sugar and butter mix. Mix together, and 
then mix for 2 minutes more. 
Put cupcake cups in your cupcake pan, and then fill about 
3/4 of the way. Place in oven and bake for approximately 
12-15 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees.
Let's Make Vanilla Custard
(adapted from Perfect Party Food by Diane Phillips)
1/3 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Cornstarch
3cups Whole Milk
6 large Egg Yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In your sauce pan, pour in the sugar and cornstarch.
Add the milk.
Add your egg yolks, only. No whites!
Start to whisk, and whisk over medium high heat.
Keep whisking as the pan is heating.
Your custard should be starting to get thick now.
When it is thick, like above, take it off the heat. 
Add vanilla and stir.
Pour custard into a bowl.
Cover custard with plastic wrap. Make sure the plastic
is laying on top of the custard. That way skin will not form.
Let's Make Whipped Cream!
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon banana flavoring

Pour whipping cream in bowl.
Add powdered sugar.
Add banana flavoring.
Mix well on medium speed until powdered sugar is
mixed into cream, then turn mixer to high, 
and mix until stiff peaks form.
It should look like this.
Make a circle in your cupcake. I used a Wilton tip 2D.
Push down into the cupcake. The tip will bring up 
a part of the cake in the tip. Discard that part of the cake.
 This is the tip pushed down to the bottom.
This is how it looks after you take the tip out.
Fill the hole in the cupcake with the custard.
I used a disposable Wilton bag, a coupler set, but no 
tip, just the hole in the coupler.
Fill to the top of the cupcake.
Using a Wilton tip 18, pipe the whipped cream 
onto the top of the cupcake, covering the hole 
for the custard.
Add a slice of banana and a mini nilla wafer.
Enjoy Alex's 'Nilla Wafer Cupcakes!
Thank you for joining me today.
I hope you make these cupcakes, and make wonderful
memories with them, like my family and I did.

Tomorrow we will be talking about kitchen gadgets 
and some cooking terminology.

Hope to see you then!!

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  1. I love these cupcakes! I actually made a very similar version a week ago and they were oh, so good!

  2. These look wonderful! I love nilla wafers and pudding!
    Im a new follower =)

  3. Everyone loves Nilla Wafers. These cupcakes look delicious. Can't wait to try this recipe.

  4. I just love filled cupcakes. Great recipe!

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you again this week.

  5. Hi Teri, so glad you stopped by to add to the collection. If you would like me to send you a reminder about each new Food on Friday, just drop me a line on . Cheers from Carole's Chatter