Banana pudding poke cake is the perfect combination of flavors. Doesn’t a traditional banana pudding paired with a yummy, yet easy box cake sound so good? It does to me! The taste of the vanilla flavor from cake and condensed milk along with the bananas and banana flavored pudding is just so yummy. Because this cake is so delicious, I have to admit that it is very difficult for me to stop eating this cake.
This cake is called a “poke cake” because of the holes poked in the cake after it comes out of the oven. After poking holes in a poke cake, you immediately pour something creamy (such as pudding) over the top of the cake letting the mixture soak into the holes of the cake. This turns a simple box cake into a decadent treat!
Banana pudding poke cake is a wonderful dessert to bring to a party, pot luck at church, family gathering or just serve it to your family at home! It will definitely be a crowd pleasure. Also, this cake makes a wonderful dessert after having a hearty meal like my weeknight turkey chili.
Banana Pudding Poke Cake Directions
Yellow box cake prepared according to directions on box
Can of sweetened condensed milk (I didn’t quite use the whole can)
5.1 oz instant banana flavored pudding prepared according to directions
2 sliced bananas
Container thawed cool whip
Crushed vanilla wafers for topping
All of the ingredients for this cake were bought at my local Super Target.
Prepare yellow box cake according to the directions on box
While cake is baking, prepare the instant banana pudding
Let cake cool after baking for about 5 minutes and then poke holes all over the cake using the end of a wooden spoon
Pour sweetened condensed milk followed by prepared pudding all over the cake
Use a spatula to even out the pudding and condensed milk to make sure the entire cake is covered
Evenly distribute sliced bananas on the cake
Spread cool whip around the top of the cake
Sprinkle crushed vanilla wafers all over cake
Place cake in fridge to set for at least 2 hours
Enjoy this delicious banana pudding poke cake!!
- Yellow box cake (prepared according to directions)
- 3 Eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/4 cup water
- Can of sweetened condensed milk
- Banana flavored pudding (prepared according to directions)
- 2 sliced bananas
- Container of cool whip
- Crushed vanilla wafters (I used about 1/3 of a box)
Prepare cake according to directions on box
While cake is baking, prepare pudding
After cake is done baking, let cool for about 5 minutes
Poke holes using the end of a wooden spoon all over the cake
Pour sweetened condensed milk and banana pudding over the top of cake
Even out pudding and condensed milk with a spatula
Even put sliced bananas on cake
Spread cool whip over the cake
Sprinkle with desired amount of crushed vanilla wafters
Let cake chill in fridge for a least 2 hours
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 62mg Sodium: 62mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 12g Protein: 3g