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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


  • 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


  • 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.