Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Have you tried Banana Pudding Poke Cake?
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Oh my goodness, this recipe is ALL over the internet, and now that I’ve made it, I can certainly see why!
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 Poke Cake, Banana Pudding Poke Cake,
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)

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

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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 Poke Cake, Banana Pudding Poke 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 Poke Cake, Banana Pudding Poke 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).

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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.

It’s such a great dessert for summertime!

Banana Pudding Poke Cake, Banana Pudding Poke Cake,

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Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Joyful Homemaking

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

  • Make and bake the cake according to the directions on the box.
  • 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.
  • Then mix the pudding powder with the milk and pour over the cake, using a spoon to work it down into the holes.
  • 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.
  • Crush your vanilla wafers in a ziploc bag.
  • 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!

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Banana & Vanilla Wafer Icecream Trifle

Hope you enjoy!