Banana Pudding Poke Cake

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This Banana Pudding Poke Cake recipe is a fantastic idea for a poke cake dessert. The recipe comes together well with a layer of yellow sheet cake and a delicious banana pudding filling inside and then a layer of whipped cream on top. The cake soaks up the banana pudding perfectly and then chilled until it is ready to be eaten and served with wafers and real bananas as a garnish. The pudding soaks into the cake and makes it super moist, and the real bananas do complete justice to this dessert. The light and airy texture of this dessert will make your guests drool for more helpings. There is something very satisfying about eating chilled bananas coupled with whipped cream and cake. Bananas are very healthy and flavorsome when you incorporate them in desserts.

Poke cake recipes by far are one of the most fun desserts of all occasions. There is so much you can do with poke cake recipes whether it’s combining different flavors together or just playing with one flavor. Always make sure when you poke holes in the cake to reach the skewer all the way to the bottom of the cake. Try to make as many holes as you possibly can, so that the filling is well distributed. When filling the holes in a poke cake recipe, it's better to have the filling at a pourable consistency. In this case, you can pour the banana pudding into the cake while the pudding is still warm. If the filling is too thick, it may be difficult to fill the holes completely and may not seep into the holes properly. If you have a hard time getting the filling into the holes, try using a Turkey baster or a spatula to press the filling down into the cake.

This recipe for poke cake uses a store-bought cake mix but if you prefer making the yellow cake from scratch, do so by all means. Since the recipe uses a box of cake mix and instant pudding, this dessert saves time and is a good option if you have guests coming over in the last minute. A healthier option in the place of a regular cake mix would be to substitute it either with a gluten-free cake mix or sugar-free cake. It's ok to use instant pudding mix in moderation due to the unwanted preservatives and artificial flavors added in it. When making the pudding, it is better to prepare it from scratch using real ingredients which also tastes better than the instant pudding. To prevent the bananas from discoloring, you can toss them in lemon juice before adding the bananas on top of the dessert. Thank you to Amanda at the Amanda's Cooking food blog for sharing this heavenly Banana Pudding Poke Cake recipe with us. For more fun desserts and poke cake recipes do visit Amanda's blog. This recipe for poke cake is unique and will not disappoint your taste buds. Try making this banana heaven today!

Nutrition Facts for: Banana Pudding Poke Cake from Amanda's Cookin
Ingredients: Yellow cake mix, banana pudding mix, milk, whipped topping, bananas, Nilla wafers.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 258, Calories from Fat 72, Total Fat 8.0g 12%, Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%, Cholesterol 14mg 5%, Sodium 772mg 32%, Potassium 120mg 3%, Carbohydrates 43.9g 15%, Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%, Sugars 19.2g, Protein 3.1g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 10%, Iron 3%

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