Banana shortcake

Do you have a couple of overripe bananas? Hide them inside this decadent shortcake with no added sugar!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Servings 4


  • mixer or whisk


  • an overripe banana or a cup of berries


  • 2 c milk
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/6 c Kidsweet™
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 /12 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 T Kidsweet™
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 8 T of butter melted
  • 1 1/2 to two tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 T milk

Whipped Cream

  • 7 oz heavy cream
  • 1 T Kidsweet™ or 2 T if you want really sweet whipped cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Whipped Cream

  • put all of the ingredients in a bowl and whip until somewhat stiff peaks form


  • heat the milk & Kidsweet™
  • whisk in the cornstarch and stir milk opccasionally
  • beat the two eggs
  • when the milk starts to bubble, add 2T at a time (6 T total) of the heated milk into the beaten eggs and whisk rapidly
  • pour the hot egg mixture into the bubbling (not boiling) milk, whisking continuously
  • keep heating until the custard thickens, then remove from heat and chill


  • mix the powdered ingredients
  • add melted butter and stir
  • add eggs and vanilla and stir
  • add milk and stir
  • spray a wide mug
  • cook 1/3 at a time in the mug for 1 min 30 sec

Putting it all together

  • slice each shortcake into two or three round slices
  • when custard has cooled a bit, layer shortcake, some custard, and thin slices of very ripe bananas or any other soft fruit
  • put in refrigerator to cool
Keyword dairy, desserts, fruit, kidsweet recipe, no-sugar-added