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Banana Pudding Poke Cake

posted by Julie Evink on April 19, 2013

Banana Pudding Poke Cake topped with Golden Oreos! via www.julieseatsandtreats.comAs you all know from the Funfetti Overnight French Toast post it was the hubby’s birthday this past weekend. Which by the way was, AMAZING so go check it out.

We started out the morning with the French Toast and then I made this cake. This too was an epic success. It’s a good thing too because I had some brownie points to win back. Yes. I failed as a wife.

You see we live in small town Minnesota and our local grocery store has a “Birthday Show” every weekday morning and you can put a name in the box if it’s that person’s birthday then the morning of they announce all the birthday’s on the local radio stations and draw out a winner for a cake. I forgot. And it’s not the first time. Of the last 3 years of marriage I have forgot twice. Then my wonderful Aunt Ruth immediately texted me to remind me I forgot, then sent a birthday card saying that she hoped I remember to my husband. Yikes. Then I get a text message that morning from the hubby asking if he won the birthday cake. Uh no dear you didn’t. Then he wittingly replies, “Did your remember my name?” Uh no dear I didn’t. #Worstwifeever.

So this is his birthday cake which I think is MUCH better than the store bought cake he COULD have won. Right?!

This wonderful recipe comes from Brandie over The Country Cook. She is amazing and always has the best recipes so head on over there and give her some love if you haven’t already!

P.S. Remember calories don’t count on your birthday OR your hubby’s birthday I decided. Right?!

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Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 16

Serving Size: 1 piece

Banana Pudding Poke Cake


  • 1 (10 oz.) Pillsbury yellow cake mix + ingredient to make cake
  • 2 (3.4 oz.) packages instant banana pudding
  • 4 c. milk
  • 8 oz. Cool-Whip, thawed
  • 10 Golden Oreos, crushed


  1. Prepare cake mix according to directions for a 9x13" cake.
  2. Remove cake from oven and let cool a few minutes. Then take the handle of a wood spoon and poke holes in the cake. You need the holes to be big enough that the pudding can get in them. Poke all the way through the cake.
  3. In a bowl whisk the instant pudding mix and milk together until all the clumps are dissolved. Pour pudding mixture over cake trying to get the pudding into the holes in the cake. Spread pudding evenly over the cake.
  4. Cool cake in the fridge until set and cool which is about 2 hours.
  5. Spread Cool Whip over entire cake. Top with crushed Golden Oreos.
  6. Store in the fridge.

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  • Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook

    Well between this and the funfetti french toast, that sounds like one delicious day! I love how simple this recipe is, and I also love me some Golden Oreos.

    • Julie Evink

      Oh it was a perfect day. I accomplished filling my face quite well :)

  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    I’m going to have to remember this cake for my husband’s birthday! He loves banana and this cake sounds fantastic!

    • Julie Evink

      Sounds like our hubby’s would get along great!

  • Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

    This cake sounds spectacular!! LOVE the golden oreos :)

    • Julie Evink

      Me too. Have to say that was my fave ingredient!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    YUM. I love this cake, so much I want to go make it right now!

  • Simplee Sue

    Ooo, this looks really good and delicious. I like banana pudding so this should be good to. looks moist.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Consider yourself hugged,

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks Sue! It is and it stays good for a few days in the fridge which is always nice!

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    I seriously need to make more poke cakes. This looks GOOD.

  • Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

    Awesome recipe. I live down in Texas and we love us some banana pudding down here.. so this is definitely a winner in my book. I think my husband is going to love it. Great post!

  • Christi @ The Not So Perfect Mom

    Wow, this looks fantastic! Need to make it soon!

  • Stephanie

    Not sure why, but I’ve always been a tad intimidated by poke cakes?! But this looks so good I’m determined to try it out! Thanks!!

    • Julie Evink

      Oh Stephanie don’t be intimidated by a poke cake. They are so simple, but look fancy!

  • Erin @ Table for 7

    It looks delicious! I don’t think I have ever made a poke-cake..after seeing this..I will be soon :)

    • Julie Evink

      Erin! You really need to get on the poke-cake bandwagon :)

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef

    sounds amazing! much better than storebought :) i just posted a banana chocolate cake that my husband made me for my birthday, which is tomorrow. banana is where it’s at!!

  • Debi

    MMMM! I want this, now! Thank you for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures. I’ve featured this on Week 84. Please stop by my blog and grab your ” featured on” button.

    • Julie Evink

      Thank you so much! Got my button :)

  • The Better Baker

    Fabulous recipes! So glad I saw this one and love the french toast recipe too. YUMMM-OOOOOOOOO!

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks! They are both sweet treats that’s for sure!

  • Verna

    Sounds wonderful. I think I will add some sliced bananas, maybe quarter the slices. Can’t have banana pudding without the bananas. Lol

    • Julie Evink

      You have a good point Verna!

  • Nancy

    Love the idea of using pudding! The recipes I’ve used in the past call for condensed milk and although the flavors have been yummy, they are usually too mushy from the milk. This sounds like a cake for Easter. Thanks for posting it!

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