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Banana Pudding Poke Cake

The BEST Banana Pudding Poke Cake. All the flavors of banana cream pie come together in this easy and delicious cake mix poke cake! All you need is a box cake mix, banana pudding, cool whip, and vanilla wafers for the easiest family-favorite dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword banana cake, bananas, box cake mix, cake mix recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Author Kasey Schwartz
Cost 10


  • 1 box yellow cake mix - prepared as directed on box
  • 2 3.4 oz packages instant banana pudding
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 8 oz tub whipped topping (COOL WHIP)
  • 10 vanilla wafers crushed


  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions for a 9x13 cake.
  • Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes once it comes out of the oven.
  • In a bowl, prepare pudding mixture with the pudding and 4 cups of milk.
  • Then, with a wooden spoon handle, poke holes in the cake.
  • Pour pudding over cake - pushing the pudding into the holes and over the entire cake.
  • Chill the cake for about 2 hours before adding the whipped topping.
  • Once the cake has chilled, add the whipped topping.
  • Before you serve the cake, crush the vanilla wafers and add to the top of the cake.