Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe – Looking for the BEST banana pudding poke cake? Look no further. The flavors of banana cream pie come together in this easy and delicious poke cake!
I have to admit I get weak at the knees when it comes to banana anything. Banana breads, banana brownies, banana cookies, ect. What’s not to love?!
Banana Pudding Poke Cake is such a simple cake to make. Is is a great dessert for potlucks, BBQ’s, and family gatherings.
When someone asks me to bring a dessert to a party my first thought is “poke cake”! Honestly they seem to be the first desserts that disappear the quickest. I think everyone likes a nice piece of cake.
I remember the first poke cake I made. It was so simple. Of course at the time I thought it was the most complicated thing ever! It was a white cake with lemon jello and cool whip on top. I thought I was Betty Crocker lol. I was so proud of myself. Of course I think I was maybe 17 or 18 at the time.
Poke cakes have come so far since then, but they still are so easy to make. That is why I love them so much.
With this Banana Pudding Poke Cake first you will make the cake and let it cool for about 5 minutes. Oh and what I love about this cake is all the banana flavor because you add banana to the cake mix.
So while the cake is cooling mix your banana pudding. Then poke holes with the end of a wooden spoon about 1/2 inch apart all over the cake. Poking the cake almost to the bottom. Then spread the pudding over the cake making sure the push the pudding in the holes. There will be a lot of pudding left on top of the cake.
Place the cake in the refrigerator for as long as you can. I like to make my cake the day before. But refrigerate for at least 4 hours if you can.
When your ready to take your cake to your gathering then slice and layer with bananas and cool whip and crushed Nilla wafers. If your making this and just serving pieces at a time I would just place slices of bananas and dollops of cool whip and crushed Nilla wafers on each piece. This way the banana won’t turn brown. You can of course decorate the top of the cake any way you want. If your bringing this to a party and it’s going to be left out I would just crush the Nilla wafers over the cool whip and leave the bananas off so you won’t have to worry about them turning brown.
Make this Banana Pudding Poke Cake today!!
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- 1 box yellow cake mix
- ingredients required to make cake mix, water, oil, eggs
- 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 medium)
- 2 3.4 oz size boxes banana instant pudding and pie filling mix
- 3 cups cold milk
- 1 8 oz cool whip
- bananas for topping
- Nilla wafers
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs and mashed bananas with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl as needed.
3. Bake 32 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. My oven cooks quick so normally 32 minutes is perfect. Cool in pan for 5 minutes.
4. While cake is cooling, whisk cold milk and pudding together in a medium bowl until pudding is soft and thickened, about 2 minutes.
5. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes in cake, almost to bottom of pan, about every 1/2 inch.
6.Pour pudding over cake ; spread evenly, working back and forth to fill holes as much as possible. Some filling will remain on top of cake. Refrigerate at least 4 hours if you can. I like to make my cake the night before or the morning of when I need it.
7. When ready to serve top with sliced bananas, cool whip and Nilla wafers.