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Banana Pudding Poke Cake

This Banana Pudding Poke Cake is a simple to make sweet treat that bakers of all skill levels can make. It begins with a vanilla cake that’s smothered in a quick pudding then topped with banana slices, whipped topping and crushed vanilla wafers. It’s the perfect potluck dessert to take to your next family, church or office party.

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Banana Pudding Poke Cake is the Perfect Potluck Dessert

This cake recipe is from my friend Jamie Sherman’s new cookbook entitled “The Poke Cake Cookbook“. In Jamie’s book she features simple cakes with ingredients that are easy to find to celebrate every occasion. You may know Jamie from her blog Love Bakes Good Cakes. Jamie says about her first cookbook: “As a busy mom of five kids, I know how hectic life can be sometimes. I don’t always have the motivation to come up with some elaborate, over-the-top dessert …. but I still want people to think I rocked it out! And I know you do, too.  I wrote The Poke Cake Cookbook to help take desserts to the next level. All 75 recipes are semi-homemade and use common ingredients. Whether you use the book recipe by recipe, or as an inspiration to your own creative combinations, this cookbook will get you in and out of the kitchen fast, while still giving you dessert-making rock star status!”

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Be Inspired to Bake with Your Family

I couldn’t agree more, this fun book is certain to inspire you to get into the kitchen and make memories using Jamie’s dessert recipes. It’s likely no surprise that I chose this Banana Pudding Poke Cake recipe to share with you, it’s a fantastic addition to the recipes on MSSK celebrating my obsession with banana pudding in every form.

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

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Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Chill time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 45 minutes
Course: Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana-pudding, banana-pudding-poke-cake
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 1 15.25 oz box yellow cake mix plus eggs, oil, water to prepare
  • 1 3.4 oz box instant banana pudding mix
  • 1 3.4 oz box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 cups whole milk or half & half
  • 4-5 medium medium bananas sliced
  • 16 oz frozen whipped topping thawed
  • 1/2 cup crushed vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 16 whole vanilla wafers for garnishing optional


  • Prepare the cake in a 13 x 9-inch cake pan per the package directions using the amounts called for of eggs, oil and water. (May use milk or buttermilk in place of the water)
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl whip together both banana and vanilla instant puddings with milk or half and half until thickened.
  • Remove the cake from the oven. Using the back of a wooden spoon or similar immediately poke holes all over the cake.
  • Spread the prepared pudding on top and into the holes. Cool completely.
  • Once cooled, layer banana slices over the pudding and frost with whipped topping.
  • Sprinkle the top with crushed vanilla wafers. Chill until serving.
  • May garnish each piece with one vanilla wafer, if desired.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 467mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 1mg
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