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Easy Banana Pudding Cake

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"My family always thinks this cake takes way more time and energy to fix then it actually does. Who am I to correct them?! Top with sliced bananas and keep refrigerated."
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2 h 55 m servings 434
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x13-inch cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish 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. 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.
  4. 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. 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.
  5. Spread whipped topping over cake and sprinkle with crushed vanilla wafers just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 434 calories; 19.9 58.6 6.5 54 568 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

So simple. I made the yellow cake and cool whip from scratch and it made it that much better.

Most helpful critical review

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.

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So simple. I made the yellow cake and cool whip from scratch and it made it that much better.

People love this cake! I add a couple of bananas to the cake mix and cream cheese to cool whip.

my family loves this cake it is a easy recipe...

Easy to make and super delicious

This is my new favorite cake recipe. Super simple and delicious. My whole family loved it.

This was so easy and really good, even better the next day. I followed the recipe exactly. I will definitely make it again. I will try adding fresh bananas before the whipped topping as others s...

My family loves this cake. I add 3 or 4 sliced bananas over the top, before I put the whip cream on. Yummy!

made no changes.. I liked it very much.. Grand daughter in law who does not like bananas took several bites.

Absolutely easy to make! I love this recipe but I added my own twist to it between the Banana Pudding and Whip Cream