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Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe

Lil' Luna
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!
4.96 from 44 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 440 kcal


  • 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 vegetable 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 heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 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


Calories: 440kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 5gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 479mgPotassium: 168mgSugar: 28gVitamin A: 710IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 187mgIron: 1.1mg
Keyword Banana Pudding Poke Cake
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