Thursday, July 26, 2012

Banana Poke Cake

I love banana desserts. When I found this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I'd be making it sometime this summer. The opportunity came a few weeks ago and it was amazing!

This is a perfect summer dessert. Cool and light to beat the heat!

I didn't layer any banana slices in the cake. Instead I added them to each slice. Don't forget the banana slices...they truly make the cake amazing! I've tried it with and without banana slices and you definitely want that fresh banana slice.

Banana Poke Cake (recipe source)

1 (10 oz.) box yellow cake mix
ingredients needed to make cake (eggs, oil & water)
2 (3.4 oz.) packages instant banana pudding
4 cups milk
1 (8 oz.) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
vanilla wafers, crushed

Bake cake according to box directions in a 9x13 dish. When the cake is done, remove from the oven and poke holes all over the cake -- is easiest to use the handle of a wooden spoon. Make sure the holes go down to the bottom of the cake.

In a separate bowl, mix together milk and pudding mix. Once the mixture is smooth, allow it to set for a minute and then pour over the top of the cake. Make sure the pudding settles down in the holes on the cake.

Refrigerate cake until it is cooled and the pudding is set. Once it is cooled, top with whipped topping. Add crushed vanilla wafers just before serving.

Serve cake with fresh banana slices.

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