This is the most delicious banana filling I’ve ever had – and it’s incredibly simple! I found it years ago posted by Kim La but I actually just saw the same one posted somewhere else with no credit given. Anyway, here it is:


  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 mashed banana (I use at least 2)
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts (personally never used nuts, it doesn’t need them!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla


    Cook milk, sugar, egg yolks and butter over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick (12 – 17 mins). Add banana, nuts and vanilla. Cool stirring occasionally until of spreading consistency.


joanneritchey Says... 24 Feb 2010 , 7:39am

Do you think this would be good as a filling to a banana cake? :o)

Melissa0422 Says... 10 Mar 2010 , 5:28am

I am going to try this with a banana cake and I guess ice with buttercream and see how it tastes.

stephilde Says... 19 Apr 2010 , 12:29pm

does this have to be refridgerated?

lizabu Says... 30 May 2010 , 11:40am

I just made this for a chocolate cake filling. Easy to make and very tasty. I subbed brown sugar for the white and it was very good.

Dana62 Says... 15 Jun 2010 , 11:13am

Could I substitute banana flavoring for the bananas?

careylynn Says... 4 Aug 2010 , 6:18pm

I used this for a banana chocolate chip cake and chocolate fudge buttercream and it was too die for :)

mamapastel Says... 16 Sep 2010 , 2:10pm

sounds good! I'm gonna use it with chocolate cake too!

CakeGalUK Says... 29 Sep 2010 , 12:07pm

I just tried this and I think it's too runny. Any ideas? I'm thinking: - Conversion from cups to grams wasn't accurate - I didn't cook it long or hot enough

It was thick and gloopy before I added the banana, as soon as I did that it went runny and has never really thickened up...

I'll leave it in the fridge overnight to see if that makes a difference.

It does taste delicious, so I'd love to figure out what I've done wrong!!

CakeGalUK Says... 29 Sep 2010 , 11:32pm

Ok, so this morning it's firmed up a bit but it's not how I imagine is should be. I've used it but it's really slippy - the cake layers are sliding about a fair bit.

Any suggestions as to what to try next time? Or a description of the consistency/thickness/texture/etc that it should be before you stop cooking it, and also the finished filling?

Any advice appreciated!

lizabu Says... 1 Oct 2010 , 8:14am

It is a moist filling. I dammed the cake edges and had no problem with slipping.

Kristinclk Says... 3 Oct 2010 , 5:21pm

Just made this banana filing. I followed the directons to a "T" including the nuts. It turned out YUMMO! Thickened up nicely as well.

CakeGalUK Says... 3 Oct 2010 , 11:34pm

Kristinclk - as you've just done it, could you describe for me please how thick the caramel custard part was? (i.e. when you took it off the heat, before adding bananas etc)

missoli Says... 24 Nov 2010 , 12:46pm

CakeGalUK, I know how u feel. I also followed all directions n it's too runny, I don't think I'll b able to use it. Now I'm frustrated cuz I used up all my bananas so I can't try it again. I even cooked it for about 20 min which is a little longer than instructed. Anyone has any suggestions as to what could of happened or what to do exactly, I would really appreciate it...Thanks :-)

Shellee2901 Says... 30 Jan 2011 , 9:03pm

Does thisfilling change its' color with in 24 hours ? This will be the first time I use a banana filling.

ginang Says... 5 May 2011 , 11:22am

Yum.Yum.Yum. used as a filling for a chocolate cake. Great REAL banana flavor! Thank you.

LaDulceVida Says... 5 Jul 2011 , 1:01pm

I tired this recipe over the weekend and it was great. After it firmed up, I added fresh strawberries (on top of the banana filling) and everyone loved it! Very tasty!!

Cynfultreats Says... 10 Aug 2011 , 3:32pm

I absolutly LOVE this filling! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Yum!

:) Cyn

westcoastie Says... 18 Sep 2011 , 7:21pm

It was quite tasty but I had a lot of trouble stacking my cake .. the layers kept sliding even after I dammed the edges and I ended up just giving the cake away. It was not sell-ablle after using this filling. I followed the directions to a T and thought it thickened up fine, but I won't be using this filling again.

lariposa Says... 4 Oct 2011 , 5:02pm

Love it its so goodツ

Barbiescakes Says... 14 Oct 2011 , 6:33pm

If you add about 1 - 2 tablespoons of corn starch to the milk before cooking it will thicken.

WildHoney Says... 24 May 2012 , 8:47pm

Great tasting recipe! I tried it as a filling and loved it!

murphy930 Says... 4 Aug 2012 , 3:00pm

I am going to make this for a cake next weekend. So glad I read the comments first. Barbiescakes--I will certainly try the cornstarch before I make it. Thanks!!

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