Sunday, November 20, 2011

Foodie Fanatics: Chocolate Banana Cream Miniature Cupcakes

I recently joined a new club called Foodie Fanatics by Michele at Makin' Cakin' Weekends. A new Food Network chef is chosen every three months. All the members take turns choosing a recipe by that chef for everyone to make. The first chef is Paula Deen and I chose her Chocolate Banana Cream Miniature Cupcakes for the first recipes. It's out of Paula's 2011 Christmas magazine.
My daughter, Kelly, of Whats Cooking Kelly, and I made these together last night before settling down to watch Twilight and New Moon. I think I made a good choice! They came out delicious! They are so yummy! We could have just kept popping them in our mouth!

I used my batter dispenser from Avon. It worked out great for the miniature cupcakes! No mess!

Chocolate Banana Cream Miniature Cupcakes


1 (18.25 oz) box chocolate cake mix
1 (3.4 oz) box instant banana cream flavored pudding mix
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup sour cream
2 cups thawed frozen whipped topping
Garnish: dried banana chips (could not find at my grocery the day I went)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 (24-cup) miniature muffin pans with foil liners.

Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix and confectioners' sugar. Add cream and sour cream; beat at medium speed with a mixer until very thick. Fold in whipped topping. Pipe or spread mixture over cupcakes. Garnish with banana chips, if desired. Store cupcakes, covered, in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Yield: 4 dozen miniature cupcakes

This is before Austin stuck his whole head in the bowl to lick it!

My batter dispenser from Avon. Love it!


Michele said...

Your cupcakes look beautiful! They were SO good. Could not stop eating the frosting. I love your helper. ;)

Reeni said...

These look heavenly! I love the pudding frosting! I could eat a bowl of just that with a spoon.

Tia said...

oh i love minis and thse look fav