Banana pudding poke cake is a delightful dessert that combines the flavors of banana pudding with a moist and tender cake. Here’s a recipe to make it at home:


  • – 1 box (15.25 oz) yellow cake mix, plus ingredients listed on the box (eggs, oil, water)
  • – 1 box (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • – 2 cups cold milk
  • – 3-4 ripe bananas, sliced
  • – 1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • – Crushed vanilla wafer cookies, for topping (optional)


1. Preheat your oven according to the instructions on the cake mix box. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

2. Prepare the yellow cake mix according to the instructions on the box. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth it out into an even layer.

3. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for the time specified on the box, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

4. While the cake is baking, prepare the instant vanilla pudding mix. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and cold milk until smooth. Place the pudding mixture in the refrigerator to chill and set.

5. Once the cake is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly for about 5-10 minutes.

6. Use the handle of a wooden spoon or a straw to poke holes all over the surface of the cake, spacing them evenly apart.

7. Spread the sliced bananas evenly over the top of the warm cake, pressing them gently into the holes.

8. Pour the chilled vanilla pudding mixture over the bananas, spreading it out evenly over the surface of the cake.

9. Spread the thawed whipped topping over the pudding layer, covering the entire surface of the cake.

10. Sprinkle crushed vanilla wafer cookies over the top of the whipped topping, if desired, for added crunch and flavor.

11. Cover the cake and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours, or until chilled and set.

12. Once chilled, slice the banana pudding poke cake into squares and serve.

13. Enjoy this delicious and refreshing dessert with friends and family!

This banana pudding poke cake is a crowd-pleasing dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s creamy, moist, and bursting with banana flavor, making it a hit with both kids and adults alike. Enjoy!

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