Banana Pudding Toffee Poke Cake

My family loves banana pudding.  I have written two earlier posts about it. So, I went to the Betty Crocker website and Duncan Hines website looking for the Banana Pudding Poke Cake recipe I have seen on Pinterest.

I decided to kick up this recipe a bit and add some toffee.  During Christmas, I fix Pralines that go well-crumbled up on top of banana pudding.  I did not have any Pralines, so I decided to try toffee.  I found out that toffee also goes well with banana pudding.  This Banana Pudding Toffee Poke Cake vanished.

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The recipes for all poke cakes are pretty much the same.  You cook the cake mix as normal.  Make the pudding.  Poke holes in the cake and add the pudding.  It is really easy, but soooo delicious.  If you enjoy banana pudding, you have to try this easy Banana Pudding Poke Cake recipe.  You may have also seen it on Pinterest, but like me just never made it.  Sometimes, it is the simplest things in life that can bring us the most joy.  This is true with this easy cake.  It was so easy and delicious that I cannot wait to make some of the other Poke Cake recipes I found.

Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe

Simple ingredients for the Banana Pudding Poke Cake include Yellow cake mix, Vanilla wafers, banana pudding, Cool Whip, and bananas.

Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe

Crush 1/2 box of Vanilla Wafers. Most recipes say to crush 20 wafers. However, I love the crushed Vanilla Wafers so just crushed half the bag.

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Mix 4 cups of milk with the two boxes of pudding until smooth.  If the pudding sets to long and thickens (like the picture above) it will not run in the holes very well.  If this happens, add a tablespoon or two of milk so the pudding will run off the spoon easily.

Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe

Bake the cake at 350 degrees.  Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. About 25 to 30 minutes.

Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe

Use the back of a Wooden Spoon to poke holes 1/2 inch a part in the cake.

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

After poking holes in the cake with the back of a wooden spoon, add the banana pudding.  Gently tap the baking dish on the counter to allow the pudding to seep down into the holes.

If the pudding sets to long in the bowl and thickens,  it will not run in the holes very well.  If this happens, add a tablespoon or two of milk so the pudding will run off the spoon easily.  Add the Cool Whip, then the Heath candy, and last the Vanilla Wafers.  The Health candy will keep the Vanilla Wafers from softening up.

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Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix - I had Better Crocker on hand. Mix the cake mix according to the directions on the box. Cake mix, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and 3 eggs. Bake 350 degrees in a 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 2 boxes 3.4 ounces of instant pudding - I used banana flavored instant pudding mix. You could also use vanilla pudding.
  • Mix the pudding with 4 cups of milk. Refrigerate for about 5 minutes only.
  • 8 ounce tub of whipped topping, thawed
  • 8 ounce bag of Health English Toffee pieces
  • 1/2 box of vanilla wafers, crushed

Instructions

  1. Once the cake has COOLED, poke holes about 1/2 inch apart all over the cake. Use the back of a wooden spoon. My wooden spoons looked so bad and I was afraid they were not sanitary. I tossed them in the trash last year. I was kicking myself. I really needed a wooded spoon to poke these holes. The holes need to be big enough to allow the pudding to seep down into the cake.
  2. After the holes have been poked, add the pudding to the top of the cake. If you refrigerate the pudding too long it will not seep down into the cake.
  3. Refrigerate the cake with the pudding on top until firm.
  4. Add the tub of whipped topping to the top of the pudding.
  5. Add 8 ounce bag of Health English bits.
  6. Next, add all the crushed Vanilla Wafers to the top of the whipped topping and toffee. The Vanilla Wafers keep better if you add them on top of the Heath candy.
  7. Make sure you add sliced bananas on top of each piece of cake when serving it.
  8. Keep refrigerated.
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  • vahid July 31, 2013, 2:56 PM

    thank you ….diane roark

  • dianeroark July 4, 2013, 5:24 PM

    Carla, I am so glad you did and you stopped by to leave me a comment. I hope you enjoy it. Blessings, Diane Roark

  • Carla July 4, 2013, 5:16 PM

    Just made this for tonight’s get together for the 4th of July. Can’t wait to taste it!

  • dianeroark June 29, 2013, 8:54 AM

    Sue, We really enjoy this cake. Make sure not to let the pudding set to long. It will not go into the poked holes like it should. Blessings and enjoy!! Diane Roark

  • sue June 29, 2013, 12:48 AM

    i am making this cake for the 4th of july and am anxious to try it. it looks awesome.

  • dianeroark June 17, 2013, 10:03 PM

    Pam, What a great story!! I make peanut brittle during the Christmas season because my father loved it. It truly reminds me of him. Blessings to you and visit again soon! Diane

  • Pam June 17, 2013, 9:12 PM

    Made this for father’s day to honor my late father-in-law who loved banana cream pie. A great way to enjoy a memory with a desert that everyone likes.

  • dianeroark June 1, 2013, 8:28 PM

    Lillian, Besides my banana pudding post, this has been a post that is always at the top of my hit list everyday. This Banana Pudding Poke Cake is truly not only easy but delicious. I hope you enjoy it! Blessings, Diane

  • Lillian Bannister June 1, 2013, 4:34 PM

    I Must make this

  • dianeroark May 12, 2013, 2:26 PM

    Mikaela, Thanks for catching that. I was not very specific. I normally place a few banana slices directly on top of each piece of cake just before serving. You could also drizzle a little lemon juice on the bananas after slicing them and then add all of them to the cake just before serving. Do Not add the bananas until you are ready to serve the cake. Thank you so much for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread and especially taking the time to comment. Blessings, Diane

  • Mikaela g May 12, 2013, 10:56 AM

    before putting the pudding in the fridge do you add the bananas then because it doesnt say anywhere where to add the slices of banana

  • dianeroark April 14, 2013, 9:01 AM

    Linda, Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread. I love it when people take the time to reply. I am also glad you are going to try this Banana Pudding Poke Cake. I would be honored if you would follow my blog for e-mail updates when I add new posts. Blessings Always, Diane Roark

  • Linda April 14, 2013, 5:35 AM

    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!
    Hope to try this for Sunday Dinner.
    “Blessings to you”

  • dianeroark April 6, 2013, 9:02 PM

    Faye, Thank you very much for not only stopping by to check out my blog but for taking the time to comment. This is definitely one of my family’s favorite desserts. Blessings Always, Diane Roark

  • Faye April 6, 2013, 12:03 PM

    This is a wonderful banana pudding idea for a wonderful family weekend. Looks amazing.

  • dianeroark March 29, 2013, 9:33 PM

    Melissa, I am so glad you stop by Recipes For Our Daily Bread. I am also glad your enjoyed this Banana Pudding Poke Cake post. Blessings Always, Diane Roark

  • Melissa March 29, 2013, 3:52 PM

    Love this cake thanks Diane!

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