Banana Cream Poke Cake

This is one of my favorite desserts of all time. Being the foodie that I am that is a big claim. I have found with this dessert that it is either a hit or a miss, people either love bananas or hate them. I am on the team of the banana lovers. I have also found that more people tend to love this dessert than dislike it, but that’s also just my experience. Another thing I like about this recipe is that it is extremely easy to made and very difficult to mess up. While this recipe does include many ready made ingredients, the fresh bananas give it a homemade feel. I also include all of the prices of the ingredients along with a grand total and the serving sizes. Enjoy!


  • 1 box of yellow cake mix and ingredients (such as Betty Crocker) $4-6
  • 3 medium sized bananas (optional, I guess) $2-3
  • 2 small 3.4 oz boxes of banana cream pudding mix (such as the Jell-O brand) $2-3
  • 1 8 oz container of whipped topping (such as Cool Whip) $2-3
  • 4 cups of milk (I prefer whole, but you can use 2%) $2-3
  • 1-2 cups of Vanilla Wafers (this one is optional) $3-4

Servings: 6-8

Cost: $10-22


  1. Prepare the cake according to package instructions.
  2. After the cake has cooled, use the end of a kitchen utensil to poke large holes in the cake.
  3. Prepare the pudding mix according to the package instructions.
  4. Spread the pudding mix over the cake, putting emphasis on getting it into the holes.
  5. Put cake with pudding into fridge to chill and firm up for 2 hours.
  6. Cut up the banana into slices and spread the slices over the top of the cake.
  7. Spread the whipped topping over the top of the cake.
  8. Crush up the wafers and sprinkle them over the top of the cake.
  9. Put into the fridge to chill until it it time to serve. Enjoy!

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