Saturday, April 5, 2014 / 24 Comments

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

What says Spring better than Banana Pudding, cake, yellow, and poke cakes? Combining them all, that's what. I'd personally like to thank the person who first created a poke cake so the rest of us could come up with every possible crazy good combination possible to stuff our faces with....thank you whoever you did.

There is more than one way to make this cake. I for one was looking to use what I had on hand and to make it as simple as possible since I already cleaned the kitchen this morning and darn-it I was trying to not mess it up again but it never works that way does it?

First you wanna bake up a yellow cake mix according to the package directions and let it cool. Make sure to bake it in a 9x13 pyrex dish if possible.

Next you will need to mix up one large package of instant vanilla pudding, adding in 1 tsp. of vanilla extract to it along with 3 cups of milk. ( You could use banana or french vanilla)

Before your cake totally cools use a fork and poke a bazillion holes in it. Don't be scared it's totally covered and nobody is going to know you tried to massacre your cake. Once your pudding is moderately thick spread it all over the top of your cake.


                      Take 4 large bananas and start chopping. 


Slice em up worries just like this. Isn't the yellow pretty?

Now make any design you want on the top of your cake. I just tried to put enough slices around so that when the cake is sliced everyone gets a piece of banana.

Now you are going to need about 30 or so vanilla wafers. Stick them in a Ziploc bag and beat the heck out of them. I don't have a rolling pin at the campgrounds so I used the tv remote. Shhh. don't tell Mr.Wade.

Open the top and spread them everywhere on top of the bananas, just make sure they are even.

Now we are headed to a church social and singing tonight so I didn't get to slice it for you but I promise it's crazy good.

If you really wanna have some fun you can fold in some Cool Whip with your pudding. 
                                                    Imagine the possibilities!!!!!!!!!!!!
So there you have it, have a great weekend and what are you cooking up this weekend?

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  1. Wow! Looks so delicious! When I first read the caption I was expecting this recipe would take a really long time. I am happy to hear that it is so simple and not so time consuming at all.
    I am stopping by from the "Ultimate Blog Party" and happy to meet you!
    Have a great day :)

  2. Yummy!!! Can't wait to try it!! Love the use of the remote control...:) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yum! Sounds like a easy recipe that kids and the whole family would love. Visiting from Tuesday With a Twist Blog Hop.

  4. Looks easy and good! Laughing at your comment about not worrying about poking all those holes in the cake! Thanks for linking it up with us at LOBS!

  5. Oh this looks good (although that might be because I'm giving up sugar for 30 days and only on day 3 - I would really love something sweet, or even just a little bit in my coffee). Can't wait to try this.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. My gosh... this might cause me to go off my diet! *drool*

  7. This would be a wonderful dessert to take to a picnic. Thanks for sharing.


  8. Yes please! I love all things banana. I'll have to make this soon.

  9. I love banana pudding, but I have never heard of a poke cake. I will have to try this, I think my kids would love helping to make this one! Thanks.

  10. You certainly outdid yourself as this cake looks absolutely delicious and I am here hungry and salivating. Thanks for the step-by-step

  11. Oooh yes, a lemon cake is perfect for spring! This looks great and I love that it's poke cake.

  12. So my Sunday breakfast is finalised now..This really gave me a yummy essence.

  13. This looks delicious -- and I'm glad you are concerned about banana equity! This is a definite must try for me.

  14. you sorted my sweet cravings. Thanks for an easy yet yummy recipe :)

  15. Banana pudding (the way they make it in the South) is my absolute favorite dessert. I've never heard of banana poke cake though. I'll have to give this one a try.

  16. Your post has introduced me to a new dessert. It looks delicious.

  17. what an amazing way to use up bananas! At some point we all have a few and wonder what to do with them after making tons and tons of banana ice cream! This looks amazing! thank you for sharing!

  18. Looks yum. I love deserts with banana. A definite try.

  19. This looks delicious! It reminds me of banana pudding, so I see people loving it!

  20. This really looks amazing. I always love the flavor of banana in everything. I am happy my daughter is finally getting to appreciate it as well.

  21. Banana, vanilla and cake with wafers .What's not to love.Great recipe Valerie .Perfect for Sunday dinner !

  22. Banana, vanilla and cake with wafers .What's not to love.Great recipe Valerie .Perfect for Sunday dinner !

  23. This is a awesome combination, which is mostly liked by all!
    Need to try it out :D
    Thanks for sharing dear :)


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