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Banana Pudding Layer Cake

Banana Pudding Cake

Course Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana-pudding-layer-cake, banana-pudding-recipes, southern-banana-pudding-cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 45 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 863kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 recipe Old Fashioned Butter Cake ( baked in three 8 inch pans)
  • Filling:
  • 1 2.6 oz box dry whipped topping mix [i.e.Dream Whip] (Box contains 2 packets, use both)
  • 3 cup cold half & half divided
  • 2 3.4 oz boxes vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 12 oz whipped plain cream cheese
  • 2 large bananas diced
  • 1 16 oz container frozen whipped topping thawed
  • whole vanilla wafers plus 1/2 cup crushed for garnishing


  • Prepare the butter cake layers per the directions and cool completely.
  • To prepare the filling, using an electric mixer whip together both packets whipped topping with 1 1/4 cup cold half & half. Whip for 3 minutes or until firm peaks form.
  • Add both packages of instant pudding, 1 3/4 cups of cold half & half and 2 tsp pure vanilla extract.
  • Beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until thickened. Add cream cheese and whipping for 1-2 minutes until fully combined and fluffy.
  • Spread half of the filling over the bottom layer of cake. Top with cubed bananas. Gently press the bananas into the filling.
  • Top with the middle layer of cake and repeat. Top with the last cake layer.
  • Frost with whipped topping and garnish with vanilla wafers. Chill for at least 6 hours before cutting.
  • Store leftovers chilled.


Please note:
  • If you choose to use a cake mix for this cake, you'll only need half the filling. 
  • To save time, the cake layers can be baked in advance, cooled then wrapped in plastic wrap and chilled until assembling. 
  • Allow ample time for the cake to chill until set. 


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 863kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 10.8g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 110.25mg | Sodium: 785.25mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 65.5g | Vitamin A: 1199IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 2.3mg