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Banana Pudding Poke Cake
  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 12
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Banana Pudding Poke Cake

This decadent poke cake is filled with luscious banana pudding!

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free yellow cake mix
2
packages instant banana pudding
4
cups milk
1
cup Honey Nut Cheerios™ (crushed)
1
tub whipped topping
1
banana for presentation

Directions

  • 1 Cook the yellow cake according to package directions and let cool.
  • 2 Poke holes in the cake in uniform lines. Be sure to let hole go all the way down to the bottom of the cake pan.
  • 3 Prepare pudding according to package instructions; let sit for 2 minutes and then pour on top of cake. Let pudding set, about 5-10 minutes.
  • 4 Spread whipped topping on top of pudding. Add crushed cheerios.
  • 5 You can serve immediately or let the cake sit over night to set further.
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Banana Pudding Poke Cake

As prepared by Jackie Fo,

Have you ever heard of a “Poke Cake?” It’s a funny name for a seriously delicious dessert.


If you’re looking for a super moist cake to close out a home cooked meal with a bang, this is for you.The funny name comes from the fact that you poke holes in the cake and then pour the pudding on top, which lets the pudding get into each and every crevice. It’s simply brilliant.

I decided to make a Banana Pudding Poke Cake after I saw this yummy blog post by The Country Cook. I followed the recipe to a T, except I put crushed Honey Nut Cheerios on top instead of Nilla wafers. The Cheerios add the perfect crunch.

Banana Pudding Poke Cake Step 1 make the yellow cake

Bake the Betty Crocker yellow cake according to package directions and let cool.

 

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Using anything you can find (I used the handle side of a spoon), poke holes into the cake. Be sure to poke the hole all the way through the cake. You want the pudding to creep all the way down in there, ya hear?!

 

Banana Pudding Poke Cake - Step 3 - pouring pudding

Make pudding according to package directions and let sit for about 2 minutes, but it still needs to be “pourable.” Pour over cake deliberately getting the pudding into the holes. Let cake set for about 10 minutes until the pudding is really firm.

 

Banana Pudding Poke Cake Step 4 - frost the cake

Spread whipped topping over the top of the cake.

 

Banana Poke Cake Step 5 - crush Cheerios and put on cake

Now for the crunchy topping... the easiest way to crush Cheerios is to put in a plastic zippered top bag and bang with a wooden spoon or rolling pin. It’s also a good tool for getting out aggression. :)

Then spread crushed cheerios on top. If you let it sit overnight in the fridge to really set, this cake holds up on a plate and cuts smoothly.

 

Banana Pudding Poke Cake Step 6 - slice of the final cake

For serving, top with a slice of banana. Enjoy your poke cake, and I dare you to only have one piece of this delicious cake! I couldn’t resist! :)

 



 

Jackie Fo enjoys party planning, cooking, baking and wine! Visit Jackie’s blog for more ideas and also check out Jackie’s Tablespoon profile for more delish goodies.

 

Now that you've got the hang of making a Poke Cake, keep pokin':



 
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Have you ever heard of a “Poke Cake?” It’s a funny name for a seriously delicious dessert. If you’re looking for a super moist cake to close out a home cooked meal with a bang, this is for you. The funny name comes from the fact that you poke holes in the cake and then pour the pudding on top, which lets the pudding get into each and every crevice. It’s simply brilliant. I decided to make a Banana Pudding Poke Cake after I saw this yummy blog post by The Country Cook. I followed the recipe to a T, except I put crushed Honey Nut Cheerios™ on top instead of Nilla wafers. The Cheerios™ add the perfect crunch. The easiest way to crush Cheerios is to put in a plastic zippered top bag and bang with a wooden spoon or rolling pin. It’s also a good tool for getting out aggression. If you let it sit overnight in the fridge to really set, this cake holds up on a plate and cuts smoothly. For serving, top with a slice of banana. Enjoy your poke cake, and I dare you to only have one piece of this delicious cake! I couldn’t resist!

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