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Banana Pudding Poke Cake


"A moist, yummy cake that tastes just like banana pudding! Add some sliced bananas, dipped in lemon juice to prevent browning, layered on top of the whipped topping. Great for potlucks."
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45 m servings 371 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Whisk cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs together in a bowl until smooth; pour into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 23 to 28 minutes.
  4. Whisk cold milk and pudding mix together in a bowl until pudding is soft and thickened, about 2 minutes.
  5. Poke holes into the cake using the handle of a clean wooden spoon. Pour pudding over cake, spreading evenly. Spread whipped topping over pudding layer and sprinkle vanilla wafers over whipped topping.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 371 calories; 17.9 g fat; 49.3 g carbohydrates; 4.3 g protein; 38 mg cholesterol; 460 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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  1. 34 Ratings

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Tonight I made this for the college to eat tomorrow. So my recipe was slightly larger lol. It turned out great and I'm sure the rest of the college students will love it.

Most helpful critical review

I made this and it was okay. Followed the directions but the pudding didn't thicken up and so the bottom of the cake was really moist and runny.

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Tonight I made this for the college to eat tomorrow. So my recipe was slightly larger lol. It turned out great and I'm sure the rest of the college students will love it.

I used 3.5 cups of milk and even added bananas...very good!!!

I used this reciepe and loved it!!!...I made a few small adjustments to suit my own taste I added bananas and instead of vanilla wafers I used chessmen cookie. I also used a mix of vanilla and b...

I used 4 cups milk for 2 boxes pudding. good stuff!

I felt that the banana pudding fake banana taste overwhelmed the cake. Next time I'll use one vanilla and one banana pudding. I sliced one banana over the pudding, under the cool whip, and ne...

I added a pack of cream cheese and crushed pineapples to the cool whip. It was delicious. .... oh yeas I also sprinkled coconut flaked over the top, which after I had done so I wish I had toast...

I tweaked it a little and used vanilla pudding instead of banana and put slices strawberries between the pudding and shipped cream and a few on top and it was AMAZING!!! This is 1 of my new favo...

I used banana nut bread, added 2 extra packages of pudding and made it kind of soupy, poured it over cake mix so it would get the bread really moist inside, put it in the refrigerator for about ...

I think the trick is, as soon as the pudding begins to thicken, stop whisking it, and dump it onto the cake. It was just fine. Overall it was good. It wasn't "oh wow" ...but I'd make it again. I...