Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Banana Pudding Poke Cake


Banana Pudding Poke Cake

All the flavors you love in banana pudding come together in this Banana Pudding Poke Cake.  Trust me on this, this cake tastes every bit as good as it looks — it’s hard to go wrong with banana pudding and vanilla wafers.

I have a confession to make, I love anything with bananas in it!  Banana pudding is no exception, and let me tell you, Banana Pudding Poke Cake…….WOW!

This is a connivence kind of dessert (aren’t most poke cakes?).  Jazz up a box cake mix with some bananas, instant pudding and frozen whipped topping (COOL-Whip) and BAM! Awesome cake!

But if you are against semi-homemade desserts,  you could certainly use your favorite yellow cake recipe, banana pudding recipe and make homemade whipped cream.  I can only image how incredible THAT Banana Pudding Poke Cake would be!!

How to make Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Banana Pudding Poke cake is best made a head of time, and leave the toppings until  you’re ready to serve, so the bananas look nice and the vanilla wafers are crunchy.

I bake the cake, then let it cool for about 5 minutes, while I mix up the instant pudding; poke the cake, spread the pudding over top, cover and refrigerate at least an hour (but a few hours or over night is fine and even better).  When I’m ready to serve, I top each pice with banana slices, whipped topping and 1-2 crushed vanilla wafers – grab a fork and dig in!

If you’re serving a crowd and anticipate most or all of the cake will be eaten, go ahead an top the whole cake – but just know, if you have left overs, the bananas will get brown and the cookies will get soggy.

We love poke cake. It really is an easy and delicious dessert and they are a perfect dessert to bring to a party! They can be made a day in advance, and can serve a crowd—– if you’re willing to share 😉  I’m always expected to bring desserts to any party I attend. Poke cakes go a long way with my family and  friends.


Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 38 minutes

Total Time: 53 minutes


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (2 medium)
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup vanilla wafers, crushed
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