Banana Poke Cake

Banana Poke Cake

Banana pudding poke cake is a snap to prepare with store-bought pudding, a cake mix, and frozen whipped topping. It's even easier to assemble than the traditional pudding and might just be your new favorite treat.
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  • Serves: 20 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9-x 13-inch baking pan with butter, then dust with flour (alternatively, you can just grease with baking spray and omit the flour).
  3. Step 3

    Prepare the cake mix with eggs, vegetable oil, and water, as directed on the package.
  4. Step 4

    Spread the cake batter into the prepared baking pan.
  5. Step 5

    Following the directions on the cake mix box to bake the cake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Place the cake on a rack and let it cool for 10 minutes. Use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke large holes all over the cake.
  6. Step 6

    Prepare the banana pudding with the cold milk, as directed on the package.
  7. Step 7

    Let the pudding stand for 1 or 2 minute to thicken slightly, then pour over the cake, letting it flow into the holes. Spread the pudding evenly to cover the cake. Chill for at least 1 hour or until the pudding is firm.
  8. Step 8

    Spread the thawed whipped topping over the chilled cake, then sprinkle with the crumbled vanilla wafers.
  9. Step 9

    Serve slices garnished with extra vanilla wafers and banana slices, if desired.