Banana pudding is a Southern delicacy. I guess it’s like a trifle: layers of Nilla® wafers, sliced banana, and vanilla custard (or pudding). My grandmother normally topped it with meringue. For the record, I do not like meringue.
Today, I attempted a banana pudding cupcake. It started with a vanilla wafer (Fred Meyer brand…not nearly as good as the brand, but $3 a box cheaper) placed in the bottom of the cupcake liner. On top of that, I layered banana cake batter, then vanilla custard (homemade), then more batter. Before popping them in the oven, I sprinkled on some crushed vanilla wafers. After baking and cooling, I topped them with a dab of meringue and a dried banana.
The verdict from home: Cupcake is good. The custard stayed separate and resulted in a filled cupcake. Neither James nor I like the meringue. I don’t know if it’s because neither of us like meringue or because I can’t make a decent meringue. We’ll see what the public thinks tomorrow….
My rating: ♥♥♥(without the meringue)