One of the yummiest scratch like cakes out there and a grandma’s kitchen taste. Super easy, simple and yum directions. Homemade banana pudding flavor in a CAKE ya’ll! What could be more southern than that? If you can make a box cake, you can make this cake. Banana Pudding Poke cake – and hey, say “Puddin” when you say pudding – ok ya’ll?
Yeah, that’s it, right there.
How about using this cake to take to your mama’s for dinner? How about using this cake to go to church dinner? How about using this cake to share with friends? Cook out anyone?
That is the best use of this cake – cause, honey, it makes a lot!
Reminds me of my MawMaws Banana Pudding, which always makes a ton. You can find it HERE
If you really want to try a great Banana Bread – then HERE is the place for that.
What you see in these photos is my new 9×12 “going to a cookout” dish that comes with it’s own lid. If you want one too, here is the link…. RIGHT HERE.
I have to admit, I piled on the pudding too high for the lid to fit right now – but that’s ok because Mr. Loaves and Dishes isn’t sharing this cake with anyone anyway. Plastic wrap still works. Lol.
Hopefully, your family will do better than mine and you will actually have some of this left to take to a cookout!
I came up with this idea because I’ve been seeing other poke cakes out there on the internets for things like Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake etc and since we are always craving Banana Pudding at this house, I thought, I bet Banana Pudding would make a GREAT cake topping. And low and behold, it DID! Try it!
THE RECIPE FOR BANANA PUDDING POKE CAKE
A light fluffy cake that tastes like banana pudding! So delicious and creamy! Easy to fix for a crowd too!
- 1 Yellow cake mix cake made by the package instructions
- 2 boxes of INSTANT vanilla pudding - made by the package instructions
- 3 ripe bananas cut into disks
- 1 12 oz tub of whipped cream type topping thawed to room temp
- 10 vanilla wafer cookies smashed into crumbles
- Make the cake according to package instructions in a 9x12 baking dish.
- Make the two boxes of pudding according to package instructions.
- Cut the 3 bananas into disks.
- Poke holes into the cake at regular intervals (see the process photos) and then pour the pudding onto the cake. Using a spatula, spread the pudding out over the cake and push as much of the pudding into the holes as possible.
- Place the banana disks onto the pudding.
- Cover the banana disks with the whipped cream topping and spread it out.
- Sprinkle the vanilla wafer crumbs over the top.
- Refrigerate and serve chilled.
- Allow the cake to cool a little before poking holes.
- This serves the same number of people regardless of it being a layer or sheet cake, but is probably slightly easier to serve to a crowd as a sheet cake.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BANANA PUDDING POKE CAKE
- Cook the cake slightly under done – so if the cakes calls to be cooked for 22 minutes – cook it for 20.
- Poke a lot of holes in the cake.
- Pour the pudding as soon as you make it – when it is still a tiny bit thin.
- Use RIPE bananas for the most flavor – the greenish ones cut better but the riper ones have more banana flavor.
- Use as many vanilla wafters as you want for the topping – you are the king in your kitchen!
PROCESS PHOTOS FOR BANANA PUDDING POKE CAKE
A VERSE TO SHARE
Have you ever felt like you have so much to do that you will NEVER get it all done? Yeah, me too. All the time. Every. Single. Day.
That is just my day to day life. Add work on top of that. Add family obligations on top of that. Add….. add anything else on top of that and I’m just overwhelmed.
I know, you get that way too.
I think its important to remember something – remember who has your back. You aren’t in this alone. Even if you WERE in it alone, you still wouldn’t be in it alone.
That’s how powerful our Lord’s game is. I mean, come on, if He made heaven and earth – surely my little stuff isn’t too much, right? Right!
Says so right here…