Creamy Banana Filling

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:

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

Comments (23)

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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.

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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!!

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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!

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

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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)

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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 :-)

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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!!

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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.

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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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This is my go to banana filling. I skip the butter and cook the mashed bananas into the custard base. It's nice and thick, and not slippery. 


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