Banana Pudding Poke Cake (light)

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A fast, easy, light cake, that’s what I was looking for today. And here it is. My Banana Pudding Poke Cake.

I had some banana pudding left and found it too boring to simply eat it out of a bowl.

So I made some yellow cake from scratch and used the pudding to make a poke cake out of it. Life can be so simple sometimes You can also use a store bought yellow cake mix, I just prefer making it from scratch.

It also of course works with every other instant pudding you might have at home.

There isn’t always the need to buy everything just because a recipe says so. Take the basics, use what you have at home and create your own style! Hope you have fun with this one!


For the Cake Part:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs (or 2 eggs + 2 egg whites for a lighter version)

Filling and Topping:

  • 2 packages instant banana pudding (no fat, no sugar)
  • 3½ cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped (or store bought light whipped cream out of the freezer)
  • Vanilla Wafers or other cookie of your choice, crumbled up


Preheat your oven to 350°F

Layer the ground of a 9 inch baking pan with parchment paper

Mix all cake ingredients together and mix with an electric mixer for at least 3 minutes (longer is better)

Pour batter in a 9 inch baking pan and bake for 35 minutes

Let cake just cool for 2 minutes

Make lots of holes in your cake (works best with the end of a wooden stirring spoon)

Mix banana pudding powder with 3½ cups of milk

Stir for 1 minute and pour right then over the warm cake

Place in fridge until cooled and set

When cold, top with whipped cream and wafer crumbles

Keep cold until serving

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