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Delightful Nostalgia: Banana Pudding Poke Cake Imagine a luscious cake that combines the classic flavors of banana pudding in every blissful bite. Banana Pudding Poke Cake is a delightful nostalgia trip, offering you the creamy, dreamy taste of banana pudding in cake form. This recipe is a sweet sensation, with moist cake layers, layers of banana slices, vanilla pudding, and a fluffy whipped cream topping. Get ready to savor a slice of pure comfort that’s perfect for potlucks, family gatherings, or satisfying your sweet tooth.

Banana Bliss

The star of this dessert is the ripe bananas that infuse each layer with their sweet and tropical flavor.

Nostalgic Indulgence

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This recipe captures the essence of banana pudding, providing you with all the comforting flavors in cake form.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Banana Pudding Poke Cake with these variations:

  1. Chocolate Twist: Add a layer of chocolate ganache for a decadent contrast to the banana and vanilla flavors.
  2. Nutty Delight: Sprinkle crushed vanilla wafers, toasted pecans, or sliced almonds over the whipped cream topping for extra texture.
  3. Caramel Drizzle: Drizzle caramel sauce over the top for a delightful caramelized touch.


Now that you’ve rediscovered the joy of Banana Pudding Poke Cake, it’s time to savor the delightful nostalgia of this beloved dessert. Share it with friends and family, bring it to gatherings, or enjoy it as a sweet treat to brighten your day. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your favorite cake decorations or presentation ideas with us. Happy baking!

Tips or Notes:

  • Use ripe bananas with brown spots for the best flavor in your cake.
  • If you don’t have vanilla wafers, you can use graham crackers or shortbread cookies as an alternative.
  • For extra banana flavor, you can add a teaspoon of banana extract to the cake batter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this cake in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the cake in advance and refrigerate it. Add the whipped cream topping just before serving.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftover cake in the refrigerator to keep it fresh. Cover it with plastic wrap or an airtight container.



Recipe by Alexandra
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Course: All Word Recipes


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  • 1 1 box (15.25 ounces/432g) yellow cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare the cake (usually eggs, oil, and water)

  • 1 1 box (3.4 ounces/96g) instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 2 cups 2 (480ml) milk

  • 4 4 ripe bananas, sliced

  • 1 1 box (11 ounces/312g) vanilla wafers

  • 1 container 1 (8 ounces/227g) whipped topping (e.g., Cool Whip)

  • Banana slices and crushed vanilla wafers, for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat your oven according to the package instructions for the cake mix. Grease and flour a 9×13-inch (23x33cm) baking dish.
  • Prepare the yellow cake mix according to the package instructions. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake as directed. Allow the cake to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • While the cake is still warm, use the end of a wooden spoon or a straw to poke holes evenly across the cake, about 1 inch apart.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the instant vanilla pudding mix and milk until smooth. Pour the pudding mixture over the warm cake, making sure it fills the holes.
  • Arrange the sliced bananas over the top of the pudding-covered cake.
  • Crush the vanilla wafers and sprinkle them over the bananas.
  • Spread the whipped topping over the entire cake, covering the bananas and cookies.
  • Garnish with additional banana slices and crushed vanilla wafers, if desired.
  • Refrigerate the Banana Pudding Poke Cake for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Slice and serve your Banana Pudding Poke Cake and relish the delightful nostalgia!

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