Jul 262013
 

Oh my goodness, this banana pudding poke cake recipe is ALL over the internet, and now that I’ve made it, I can certainly see why!

banana pudding cake

It was sweet, rich and cool, and we enjoyed it very much, especially my husband who
is really fond of banana pudding!
The recipe is simple and yet looks fancy when you’re all done.

banana pudding cake
Here is what you need:
1 yellow cake mix
2 boxes instant banana pudding (3.4 oz. size)
4 cups milk
1 container cool whip (8 oz. size)
Vanilla wafers (1 to 2 cups)
Bananas (optional)

banana pudding cake

Make and bake the cake according to the directions on the box.

banana pudding cake

After the cake has cooled, use a wooden spoon handle (or other similar size utensil), and poke holes all over the cake down to the bottom.

banana pudding cake

Then mix the pudding powder with the milk, and pour over the cake, using a spoon to work it gently down into the holes.

banana pudding cake

Chill in the fridge for at least a couple of hours.  Then spread the whipped topping over the pudding layer and chill again if desired (although I skipped this step).

banana pudding cake

Crush your vanilla wafers in a ziploc bag. Now some people spread the crumbles all over the cake, but since I knew we wouldn’t be eating the cake all at once, I didn’t want the cookie crumbles to get soggy, so I only put them on as I served individual pieces, and I did the same with the banana slices so they wouldn’t get all yucky and brown.

banana pudding cake

It’s such a great dessert for summertime!

Banana Pudding Poke Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 2 boxes instant banana pudding (3.4 oz. size)
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 container cool whip (8 oz. size)
  • Vanilla wafers (1 to 2 cups)
  • Bananas (optional)
Instructions
  1. Make and bake the cake according to the directions on the box.
  2. After the cake has cooled, use a wooden spoon handle (or other similar size utensil), and poke holes all over the cake down to the bottom.
  3. Then mix the pudding powder with the milk and pour over the cake, using a spoon to work it down into the holes.
  4. Chill in the fridge for at least a couple of hours.
  5. Then spread the whipped topping over the pudding layer and chill again if desired.
  6. Crush your vanilla wafers in a ziploc bag.
  7. Now some spread the crumbles all over the cake, but since I knew we wouldn’t be eating the cake all at once, I didn’t want the cookie crumbles to get soggy, so I only put them on as I served individual pieces, and I did the same with the banana slices.

If you like banana pudding, you might also enjoy this “Banananilla” Icecream Trifle that I made last summer!

banana icecream trifle

Banana & Vanilla Wafer Icecream Trifle

Hope you enjoy!

Blessings,

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  19 Responses to “Banana Pudding Poke Cake”

  1. I can see why everyone loves this because it looks SO good!

  2. I may have to make this, you are invited to share this with Show Your Stuff:

    http://www.treasuresmadefromyarn.com/2013/07/show-your-stuff.html

  3. Hi :) I’d love for you to come by and share this at my Saturday Spotlight Link Party. Hope to see you there!

    April

  4. This looks so summery and yummy!!! Found on the Weekend Potluck :)

    We’re hosting our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party, we’d love to have you stop on over and share this with our readers!

    Lori
    Who Needs A Cape? (Not Your Average Super Moms!)

  5. Banana pudding is always a family favorite. I would love for you to share this at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party over at Krafty Cards etc. http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/2013/08/krafty-inspiration-thursday-2.html
    Pinning this to my recipe board
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Maria

  6. Oh my goodness!! You’re cake looks amazing…. Thanks so much for coming to share it at Super Saturday Show & Tell last week… You’ve been featured! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com Come grab a button and share again too :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  7. I love Banana Pudding and this dessert will just be fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. This looks delicious & I had not seen it on the internet. I am so glad that you shared it as my family LOVES anything banana. I will surely be giving this a try soon. I visited from Titus 2 Tuesday:)
    Blessings,
    Joanne

  9. Thanks I try the cake it was all that you said it would be, Thanks from sharing it, But I did something different, I put dice banana on top of the pudding and then topped it off with the whipped cream, and like someone started before I didn’t put the cookie on top until I served it, It was GREAT. Thanks

  10. This yummy recipe has been featured at the Krafty Inspiration Recipe Round-up Celebration. Thanks so much for joining the party each week and making it so much fun!
    http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/2013/09/krafty-inspiration-recipe-round-up.html
    Maria

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  13. The cake is scrumptious, a new favorite of mine to make, everyone loves it. Making one now! :)

  14. I fixed this for my family and they loved it :)

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  17. I followed your instructions but changed it to chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, and chocolate graham cracker crumbs. Yum! Thank you for sharing!

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