This Banana Pudding Poke Cake has all the flavors of banana cream pie, just in cake form. With layers of banana cake, pudding, cream, bananas, and vanilla wafers, it’s sure to be a hit!
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Banana Pudding Cake
I have a delicious recipe to share with you today – Banana Pudding Poke Cake!! It combines Banana cream pie and poke cake – two of my favorite desserts, making it one unforgettable dessert!
The secret to a good poke cake is to make holes large enough for the pudding to be able to sink into the cake. I like to use the handle of a plastic spoon. It works perfectly.
How to make Banana Poke Cake:
This recipe starts with a cake mix, but you add bananas to give it the best flavor. After you’ve poked the holes in the cake, pour on the pudding. Work quickly before the pudding starts to set up. Get as much pudding into the holes as you can, but you will have a layer that sits on top. That’s just fine.
You can use banana or vanilla pudding. I actually prefer vanilla because it’s more like my traditional banana cream pie recipe.
If you know you will be serving the entire cake all at one time, you can just layer on the bananas, whipped cream, and vanilla wafers. But I prefer to cut the cake into slices and top each piece individually. That way I know the bananas won’t brown, and the wafer crumbs will stay crunchy.
Every bite of this cake is filled with flavor and texture. Just look at all those fantastic layers!
We hope you enjoy this creamy, delicious banana recipe!!
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Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe
This Banana Pudding Poke Cake has all the flavors of banana cream pie, just in cake form. With layers of banana cake, pudding, cream, bananas, and vanilla wafers, it's sure to be a hit!
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 overripe bananas, mashed
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 5.1 ounce box vanilla or banana instant pudding mix
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup vanilla wafers, crushed
- 3 ripe bananas, sliced
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Combine all cake ingredients in a mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
Pour batter into a greased 9x13" cake pan.
Bake cake in a preheated oven at 350° for 30-35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Cool cake completely, then use a round spoon handle to poke holes all over the cake about an inch apart.
Combine pudding mix and milk and whisk for 2 minutes. Quickly pour over the cake. Get as much pudding into the holes as you can. Cover cake and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Place vanilla wafers in a bag and crush with a rolling pin. Set aside.
Whip cream till soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat till well mixed.
To serve, cut cake into slices. Top with sliced bananas, whipped cream, and crushed vanilla wafers. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Recipe inspired by Tidy Mom