banana pudding cake recipe

Banana Poke Cake

Easy banana poke cake recipe with pudding and vanilla wafers. Perfect for spring picnics and potlucks. A cool refreshing dessert for summer!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 336kcal


  • 1 box yellow cake mix (plus ingredients on back of box)
  • 2 boxes vanilla instant pudding mix (3.4 ounces each)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 medium bananas
  • 6 ounces vanilla wafers
  • 12 ounces whipped topping


  • Prepare a 9x13 baking pan by greasing it and preheat oven to degrees as stated on the cake mix.
  • Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box, bake and allow cooling when done.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the pudding mix and the milk until well combined. Set aside and allow it to thicken for a few minutes.
  • Using the bottom of a wooden spoon, poke holes all of the cooled cake. 
  • Pour the pudding mixture all over the top and spread until well covered. Slice 3 of your bananas and spread all over the top. 
  • Then, spread the whipped topping on top and garnish with some crushed vanilla wafers, whole vanilla wafers and bananas.


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 0.8mg