Tricia’s Banana Pudding Poke Cake

27 Nov

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Thanksgiving is full of traditions and firsts. A young newlywed I work with was asked to bring the desert for her first Thanksgiving as a married lady. So she did what many young women of her age do, she looked on Pinterest for ideas. Here is her version of a Banana Pudding Poke Cake. I bet it tasted wonderful. Wish I would have gotten some of it.


  • 1 (18.25.) box yellow cake mix ingredients needed to make cake (eggs & water)
  • 2 (3.4 oz.) packages instant Cheesecake pudding
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 (8 oz.) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 20 Nilla Wafers, crushed
  • 4 Bananas

Prepare and bake the cake mix as stated on the box. After the cake is done cooling for a couple of minutes, poke holes in the cake with the end of a wooden spoon. You want the holes to be big enough for the pudding the go into. Poke all the way down to the bottom of the cake pan.

In a bowl, whisk together the two pouches of cheesecake pudding with 2 cups of milk. Whisk until all the lumps are gone, then let it sit for about 2 minutes. After it has sat for 2 minutes pour the pudding over the poked cake. Be sure the smooth the pudding into the holes with a spoon or spatula.

Put the pudding poke cake in the fridge to cool and set for an hour. Once it is cooled and set, slice up the 4 bananas and spread them along the cake. I covered my cake in them since I love bananas. Then once the bananas are all laid out, spread the cool whip over the top.

In a zip lock bag, crush the 20 Nilla Wafers. I just crushed them with my hands, but you could easily do it with a rolling-pin. Leave some bigger pieces for a crunch when you bite into it. Then spread the crushed Nilla Wafers onto the cake. (If you aren’t going to serve this for a couple of hours I would hold off on putting the crushed wafers on top till you plan to serve it.)

Serve it with a whole vanilla wafer on each portion or just as is. It is truly a great desert to have for days. I made mine on Thursday for Thanksgiving and I’m still eating off of it on Sunday. Keep refrigerated.

1 Comment

Posted by on November 27, 2012 in Desserts


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One response to “Tricia’s Banana Pudding Poke Cake

  1. lafangnoches

    November 30, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    Looks delicious . I’ll try it .. Yum. Yum Yum . I hope you also try cooking foods that made in the Philippines. If you want some recipes just visit to my site @ šŸ™‚


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