Monday, September 3, 2012

Banana Pudding Poke Cake with Vanilla Wafer Crumble

Banana Pudding Poke Cake with Vanilla Wafer Crumble

Hi everybody :)

I'm going to get right to the point. Since the pudding recipe here, I been thinking of ways I can used the crumble mixture and the banana liqueur again; then it came to me... BINGO! Banana. Pudding. Poke. Cake. Sounds delicious, doesn't it? Yeah. I know :) Well here we go...

Banana Pudding Poke Cake  partly adapted from Tablespoon and here

For the Cake:
1 box yellow cake mix ( I used Duncan Hines Butter Golden)
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (about 2)
1/3 cup oi1
1/3 cup water
3 eggs
1 tablespoon banana liqueur, banana flavoring, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350°F for shiny metal or glass pan (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray, dust with flour.

In large bowl, beat cake mix, bananas, water, oil, eggs and banana liqueur with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pan.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Let cool for a few minutes.

Then, with a wooden spoon handle, large fork or skewer poke holes in the warm cake at 1/2-inch intervals. Be sure to poke right down to the bottom of the cake.  You want holes big enough so that the pudding filling has plenty of room to get to the bottom.
Cake with Holes

The Pudding Filling:

 1 (5.1 ounces) box  or  2 (3.4 ounces) boxes instant pudding mix
3 cups or 4 cups milk (according to the box)
2 tablespoons banana liqueur or banana flavoring (optional)

Mix together puddings according to box directions. Whisking until all the lumps are gone add banana liqueur. Pour pudding over cake. Making sure to get right into the holes as much pudding as possible. Cover and put in the refrigerator to set for about 2 hours.

Cake with Filling

The Topping:

4 ounce  (1/2 of 8-ounces package) cream cheese
2 - 3 banana liqueur
1 (8 ounces container) cool whip  or  3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped   
2 - 4  tablespoons  powdered sugar

Vanilla Wafer Crumble see Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafer Crumble found here  (garnish)
1 Banana, sliced (garnish)
Vanilla Wafers Crumble

In small bowl beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, banana liqueur,until creamy and fold into whipped whip cream or cool whip. Spread onto cake. 
Cake, Filling & Topping

Sprinkle with Vanilla Wafer Crumble and banana slices before serving. Garnish with banana slices that were dipped in pineapple or lemon juice. Refrigerate leftovers; if you have any :)
Finished Cake

IT WAS DELICIOUS! and the taste gets BETTER  the next day!!... again if it last that long.

 ENJOY! Come again....

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Jam Hand's Recipe Sharing Monday # 2
Makin' You Crave Monday Bulletin ,
Melt In Your Mouth Monday Recipe Blog Hop # 81
Flour Me With Love: Mix it up Monday!
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Must Try Mondays: My Favorite Finds 
This Week Cravings: Mom's Crazy Cooking  


  1. This looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

  2. Thank you so much for linking up last week at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new link party is now up and I'd love it if you joined us again. Have a great week!