Banana pudding cheesecake is the best combination of two all-time classic desserts. Fresh banana flavor meets the rich decadence of cheesecake in this treat that brings back childhood memories of eating Nilla Wafers with milk — at least it does for me! And if you’ve ever had banana pudding, you know that the thick goodness blended with banana slices brings pure happiness.
The recipe from Life, Love and Sugar isn’t the easiest to bake. But thanks to the ripe bananas and banana pudding that get incorporated into the batter, it’s a cheesecake that comes loaded with the banana-y flavor that you crave.
In addition to a step-by-step recipe, the Life, Love and Sugar blog offers important tips for baking the ultimate cheesecake — which, for those who haven’t yet done it, isn’t a simple feat to accomplish.
For example, you’ll want to make sure that the ingredients are room temperature. You also want to make sure to beat the batter on a low setting and to use a water bath. After the cheesecake has cooled down, this blogger tops it with more slices of banana, vanilla wafers and whipped cream.
For a recipe that incorporates a hint of molasses/brown sugar flavor, try out Spicy Southern Kitchen’s banana cheesecake recipe that begins with a vanilla wafer crust. If you’re a big fan of Nilla Wafers, like the creator of this recipe, you’ll love this version.
The recipe recommends putting aside enough wafers to create a ring along the circumference of the springform pan. If you want to add even more wafers, you can create an extra layer in the middle of the filling.
If you’re simply craving banana pudding, there’s no better place to get it than at the famed Magnolia Bakery in New York City. It’s known for its creaminess, vanilla and heavenly banana flavor. The treat has also been a longtime favorite of celebs, tourists and locals for as long as it’s been around.
Luckily for us, it’s also relatively easy to recreate at home. Blogger The Girl Who Ate Everything has a quick and simple recipe that only requires six ingredients. And the best part? It only takes 15 minutes to make, which means you can be feasting on banana pudding sooner rather than later!
What’s your favorite banana dessert?