Caramel Banana Pudding Poke Cake is a yellow cake mix with vanilla pudding, caramel sauce, bananas, and Cool Whip topping. It’s so good and incredibly easy to make. It’s a crowd pleaser, for sure!
Ever since making my Strawberry Pudding Poke Cake, and the Death By Chocolate Poke Cake AGAIN, I couldn’t wait to make another version of the poke cake. My next creation is a combination of banana pudding and a poke cake. There’s a yellow cake as the base, and it’s topped with vanilla pudding, caramel, and bananas. To top it off, a Cool Whip based frosting. Yes, it’s as good as it sounds!
Yellow Cake Mix – along with the ingredients to make the cake
Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
To start, make the cake mix according to the box directions. I use Pillsbury cake mixes and typically that involves adding some oil, water, and egg.
Once the cake is out of the oven, poke a bunch of holes in it. I like using the rounded tip of a wooden spatula to do this for larger holes.
In a medium bowl, combine one of the packets of instant vanilla pudding with 2 cups of milk. Drizzle this mixture all over the warm cake, trying to get some of it in all of the holes. On top of the pudding mixture, drizzle the caramel sauce. It’s easiest if you warm up the caramel to make it more drizzle-able.
Add sliced bananas on top of the caramel layer. Lastly, mix together the remaining instant vanilla pudding with milk and Cool Whip and spread it on top of the bananas.
I finished off each slice of banana poke cake with an extra drizzle of caramel because, why not?! It tastes delicious and looks a little fancy, too.
It’s safe to say this Banana Pudding Poke Cake was another pudding poke cake success! It’s definitely one for all of the banana and banana pudding lovers!