Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe -
Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

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"A moist, yummy cake that tastes just like banana pudding! Add some sliced bananas, dipped in lemon juice to prevent browning, layered on top of the whipped topping. Great for potlucks."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Whisk cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs together in a bowl until smooth; pour into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 23 to 28 minutes.
  4. Whisk cold milk and pudding mix together in a bowl until pudding is soft and thickened, about 2 minutes.
  5. Poke holes into the cake using the handle of a clean wooden spoon. Pour pudding over cake, spreading evenly. Spread whipped topping over pudding layer and sprinkle vanilla wafers over whipped topping.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 20, 2014

Tonight I made this for the college to eat tomorrow. So my recipe was slightly larger lol. It turned out great and I'm sure the rest of the college students will love it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 10, 2014

The pudding was too thick to spread and not enough to cover the cake.


19 Ratings

Apr 26, 2014

I used 3.5 cups of milk and even added bananas...very good!!!

Apr 09, 2014

I used 4 cups milk for 2 boxes pudding. good stuff!

Sep 09, 2014

I used this reciepe and loved it!!!...I made a few small adjustments to suit my own taste I added bananas and instead of vanilla wafers I used chessmen cookie. I also used a mix of vanilla and banana cream pudding

Dec 15, 2014

I think the trick is, as soon as the pudding begins to thicken, stop whisking it, and dump it onto the cake. It was just fine. Overall it was good. It wasn't "oh wow" ...but I'd make it again. I didn't bother with a picture because it looks identical to the first main photo on the recipe.

Apr 25, 2015

This recipe was delicious...instead of bananas on the top with the crumbled wafers, I used dole crushed pineapple instead with the wafers and whipped topping...tasted great!!!!

Apr 13, 2015

I felt that the banana pudding fake banana taste overwhelmed the cake. Next time I'll use one vanilla and one banana pudding. I sliced one banana over the pudding, under the cool whip, and next time I'll add more. It was good the day we made it but soooooo much better the next day so I really would suggest making this in advance


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  • Calories
  • 371 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.3 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 17.9 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 460 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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