Banana Pudding…as the Groom’s Cake?

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  • ¾ Cup of Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 3 Cups Milk
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 oz Butter (1 Stick)
  • 4 Bananas - sliced
  • 1 Box (12oz) Vanilla Wafers


What better place than your wedding to serve comfort food! That’s exactly what one Houston man did when he chose this amazing Banana Pudding recipe as a delicious alternative to a traditional groom’s cake! Glenn Burdeaux was inspired to write to Goodtaste after seeing the recipe for Prince William’s Groom’s Cake on my site (which is the most popular recipe ever on Goodtaste).


Glenn and his bride Ann were married last October, and their reception was held at the Junior League Tea Room in Houston. Glenn and Ann had the pros at the Junior League make this smooth, rich banana pudding. Glenn says it’s off the traditional path, but the wedding guests loved it. Many have asked for the recipe, so Glenn asked the League for permission to share it with me…and here it is. Enjoy! And thanks, Glenn and Ann! Cheers to many happy years together!


The Junior League Banana Pudding Recipe:

Mix together sugar and cornstarch and slowly add milk. This should be cooked in the top of a double boiler, stirring until it thickens. Do not leave unattended. Slightly beat egg yolks and temper with a small amount of the custard mixture; stir well. Add egg mixture to custard pot and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and butter. Let cool. Alternate in glass serving bowl…wafers, bananas, pudding. Repeat sequence.

3 Responses to Banana Pudding…as the Groom’s Cake?

Linda Lopez-George says: May 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Can you confirm if 4 oz. of butter in the Banana Pudding recipe is one stick? I think that is 1/2 stick for 4 oz.




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