Banana Pudding Poke Cake

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This banana pudding poke cake is layers of fluffy cake, creamy pudding, fresh bananas and whipped topping, all finished off with vanilla wafers. A quick and easy dessert that will be the first to disappear at any party!

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Banana pudding is a classic dessert, who doesn’t love all those layers and textures? This recipe takes the classic pudding and turns it into a moist and delicious cake.

To make this recipe you’ll need some basic ingredients: cake mix, pudding mix, bananas, whipped topping and vanilla wafers. I use a yellow cake mix, but a white or vanilla cake would also be great here.

Easy Banana Pudding Poke Cake

  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • cooking spray
  • Eggs, oil and water per cake mix package directions
  • 2 3.4-ounce boxes of instant banana pudding mix
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 3 large or 4 small bananas
  • 1 tub whipped topping
  • 1 box vanilla wafers

Banana Cake Recipe

The first step in the process is to bake your cake according to package directions. While the cake is in the oven, prepare your pudding. I use banana pudding to really amp up the flavor, but vanilla pudding is also a great choice.

After the cake comes out of the oven, use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes all throughout the cake.

Poke Cake

The pudding gets spread evenly over the cake, be sure to push the pudding into all of those holes!

Banana Pudding Cake

The next layer in this awesome treat is the bananas. It takes 3-4 bananas to cover the entirety of the cake.

After the banana slices are on the cake, it’s time for the whipped topping. You can use freshly whipped cream here if you prefer, but whipped topping is so convenient and always produces a great end result.

Easy Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe

The final layer in this cake are the vanilla wafers, because no banana pudding dessert would be complete them!

Banana Pudding Cake

The end result is a cake that’s moist and filled with flavor. It truly tastes like banana pudding with the benefit of cake added to the mix.

Banana Cake

This cake is best served soon after it’s made. If you prefer to prepare the cake and serve it later, you may want to add the vanilla wafers right before serving as they will soften as they sit on the cake.

This banana pudding poke cake is perfect for a potluck or as a sweet finish to a family dinner; it’s sure to be a hit with any crowd!

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Banana Pudding Poke Cake
5 from 5 votes

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

This banana pudding poke cake is layers of fluffy cake, creamy pudding, fresh bananas and whipped topping, all finished off with vanilla wafers. A quick and easy dessert that will be the first to diseappear at any party!
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • cooking spray
  • Eggs, oil and water per cake mix package directions
  • 2 3.4- ounce boxes of instant banana pudding mix
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 large or 4 small bananas
  • 1 tub whipped topping
  • 1 box vanilla wafers

Instructions

  • Coat a 9"x13" pan with cooking spray. Prepare yellow cake mix and bake according to package directions.
  • While the cake is in the oven, prepare the pudding. Pour the milk into a large bowl and add the packages of pudding. Whisk until thickened, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for 20 minutes.
  • Using the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the cake.
  • Pour the pudding over the cake. Use a spatula to spread the pudding evenly on the cake; be sure to push the pudding into the holes.
  • Peel the bananas and cut them into 1/2 inch slices. Place the banana slices ovver the pudding layer.
  • Spread the whipped topping evenly over the banana layer.
  • Cover the top of the cake with whole cookies.
  • Cut into squares and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 649mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I made one of the banana Polk cakes , I did the 3 of the 8″ round pans , my mother and everybody luv Ed it, she asked for one for her Birthday also and has asked again for another it’s so delicious and moist , just a bite of awesomemess, thanks for y’alls recipes .mrs King

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