Banana Pudding Cake is a fun variation of our favourite summer staple, making your dose even easier to get. All the classic ingredients of banana pudding wrapped in an addictive cake!
Hi everyone! It’s Kellie from The Suburban Soapbox again and I’m addicted to Banana Pudding. I guess there are worse things than being an addict, but I love making banana pudding (and of course banana bread) because it’s so easy to make and you can play with the flavours endlessly by making your own versions, like this chocolate banana pudding that I could just dive into right now.
Banana pudding is such a great dessert to make for summer that I thought…why not turn this southern classic into a Banana Pudding CAKE!!
Let me tell you…this Banana Pudding Cake is one of the best recipes I have ever made. And it may even be a little easier than the Banana Pudding itself.
Yes, of course, you have to turn on the oven but it’s not that bad because I used a canned cake mix, so this recipe is not complicated at all.
What is banana pudding?
Classic banana pudding is a southern dessert made with layers of sweet banana or vanilla custard, crushed cookies and banana slices topped with whipped cream (you can find our favourite banana pudding recipe here). It is usually served in a baking dish and appears especially during the summer months as a no-bake dessert.
I really wanted to make sure that the flavour of a classic banana pudding recipe was present in the cake, so I made this cake into a Banana Pudding Poke Cake! This allowed the banana pudding to sink deep into the holes and turn the cake into a moist banana paradise.
What is a Poke Cake? And how do you make a Banana Pudding Cake?
A “Poke Cake” is exactly what it sounds like…a baked cake in which you poke holes after baking. The holes are then filled with a custard, jelly or pudding that is poured over the cake while it is still warm. This allows the flavours to infuse the cake and keep it moist.
Source : allrecipes.com
Thank you for this cake . My father-in-law will love it
These recipes are great. Thank you.
Cant hardly wait to make for family reunion
So, the picture posted is definitely not this recipe. My neighbor asked me to make this for her and I had to explain why it would be nothing like the picture posted with the recipe.
Lol they did not say how to pout in the jar
Totally agree. I really dislike this it is very misleading.
Thank you so much for these recipes .These cakes will be good for the holidays!
Did you make the fancy icing border? If so, could you share the recipe? Thank you! Love your recipes!
The directions for baking and icing don’t exactly match the picture?
Your instructions do not match picture of cake. Looks like cake might be iced then vanilla wafers attached to icing. Then it looks like piped decorations added. What did you mean by poke cake when it is not in directions. I want to make the cake as it looks delicious. Just need clarification.
Hey Linda! I clearly am not the one who did this blog but if I were going to read between the lines this is what I would do. I would make the cake as instructed. I would then double the icing recipe. I would also make an additional pudding recipe on the side.
Ice each layer
Poke holes through the whole cake (Some people use the end of a wooden spoon)
Pour pudding onto the cake (personally I would try to just hit the holes) save a little for drizzle
Now ice around the whole cake
Place bills wafers all over
Pipe around top and bottom of cake with icing
Drizzle pudding back and forth over cake (use a baggie with pudding and then cut a small whole in the bag to drizzle)
I love this cake
Love these recipes. Gotta try them all.
How can I get the recipes?
thank you will love it
Thank you for the recipes, I’m looking forward to making this.
The picture is not this cake. The recipe is for a bundt cake. i would like to see the recipe for the cake pictured!!
I usually make banana pudding for the holidays every year. This time I am going to make this banana cake, I think my family will love it. Thank you very much for sharing.
Looks really good, but recipe does not make a poke cake. Do you use another pudding package to poke it ?
I am going to bake it today looks so good thank you for sharing
Looks delicious, love banana pudding!
I am preparing right now!
I love coconut cake
How does it look like the above picture of it is made in a Bundt cake pan??
Would love to know how to make that icing…it’s not just drizzled with banana pudding…
I don’t know where you have been hiding but glad I found you a friend for life.
I will try this love the beautiful design on this cake but recipe for frosting not listed
It would help if you would address the comments. You didn’t use a bundle cake pan to make the beautiful cake in pictures. You have not included the vanilla wafers nor the frosting piped on. I hate this type of deception