Easy Banana Pudding Poke Cake

    2 hours 55 minutes

    This simple packet mix cake is poked with holes that are filled with banana pudding, which turns this cake cake into a delicious and creamy treat.

    4 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • Cake
    • cooking spray
    • 1 package yellow cake mix (or vanilla cake)
    • 1 cup (235ml) water
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1/3 cup (80ml) vegetable oil
    • Pudding
    • 4 cups (950ml) milk
    • 2 packets banana pudding mix
    • To Serve
    • 1 container frozen whipped topping, or similar
    • 20 vanilla wafers, crushed

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours55min 

    1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Spray a 22x33cm cake tin with cooking spray.
    2. Mix cake mix, water, eggs, and oil in a bowl until just moistened; pour cake batter into prepared baking dish.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 34 to 38 minutes. Cool in the baking dish for 2 to 3 minutes.
    4. Pudding: Stir milk and pudding mix together in another bowl until smooth. Let pudding rest until it begins to thicken slightly, but is not fully set, about 2 minutes.
    5. Poke several holes into the cake using the handle of a wooden spoon. Be sure to poke all the way through to the bottom of the cake.
    6. Pour pudding over cake and spread evenly, making sure to fill each hole completely. Chill cake in the refrigerator until cake is cooled and pudding is set, about 2 hours.
    7. To Serve: Spread whipped topping over cake and sprinkle with crushed vanilla wafers just before serving.

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    It was just okay to us. One thing I would suggest doing is pouring the pudding mixture on the cake right after you mix it! Mix it quickly too!! If you wait even a minute or two, it’s too thick to go down into the holes! Ours ended up just sitting on top. Over all, it was okay. We didn’t love the artificial banana flavoring from the pudding. I’ll try a different flavor pudding next time maybe!  -  12 May 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Absolutely easy to make! I love this recipe but I added my own twist to it between the Banana Pudding and Whip Cream  -  24 Oct 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I didn’t wait to make the pudding like the recipe said, so the cake was not as moist. It was good and would make again.  -  06 Dec 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)