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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Whisk cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs together in a bowl until smooth; pour into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 23 to 28 minutes.

  • Whisk cold milk and pudding mix together in a bowl until pudding is soft and thickened, about 2 minutes.

  • 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

371 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 49.3g; fat 17.9g; cholesterol 38mg; sodium 459.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (41)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2014
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/29/2017
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. Read More
51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2014
I used 3.5 cups of milk and even added bananas...very good!!! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2014
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 banana cream pudding Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2014
I used 4 cups milk for 2 boxes pudding. good stuff! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2015
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 next time I'll add more. It was good the day we made it but soooooo much better the next day so I really would suggest making this in advance Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2016
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 toasted the coconut first. HOPE YOU ENJOY MY LITTLE TWIST TO THIS. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2014
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 didn't bother with a picture because it looks identical to the first main photo on the recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2014
If you like bananas (which I do) this is a pretty good recipe. I will make it again. HOWEVER you need to add 4 cups of milk! I'm glad I already knew that or it wouldn't have turned out right. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2015
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 favorite cakes:) Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
07/29/2017
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. Read More
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