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Banana Pudding Poke Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Banana Pudding Poke Cake is one of the easiest and most divine cakes you can make! Incredibly creamy and with lots of banana flavor!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Banana Pudding Poke Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 425 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 box yellow cake mix plus ingredients to prepare the mix

Ingredients usually called for cake:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Pudding and Cream:

  • 2 boxes (3.5oz) banana cream pudding mix
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas thinly sliced
  • 30 Nilla Wafers 6 crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease and sprinkle with flour a 9-x-13 inch cake pan.
  3. Prepare yellow cake mix according to box instructions. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes and using the bottom of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the cake.
  4. Prepare the banana pudding: in a medium bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk until thick. Once thick, pour it over the cake, into the holes. Spread well using a spatula.
  5. Top the cake with the slices bananas all over the cake, slice more bananas if needed.
  6. Top the bananas with a layer of Nilla Wafers.
  7. In a large bowl, beat heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  8. Spread whipped cream on top and sprinkle all over with crushed and whole Nilla Wafers. To keep the layer of wafers in place, I like to add large dollops of whipped cream all over the surface of the cake, and after that, gently spread the cream using a spatula.
  9. Refrigerate the cake for at least 8 hours or better overnight.

  10. Slice and serve garnished with Nilla Wafers and sliced bananas.

Recipe Video

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Nutrition Facts
Banana Pudding Poke Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 425 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 452mg20%
Potassium 341mg10%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 259mg26%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.