Easy Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Ingredients: – 1 box yellow cake mix (plus ingredients listed on the box, typically eggs, oil, and water) – 2 ripe bananas, mashed – 1 box instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz) – 2 cups cold milk

– 1 cup crushed vanilla wafer – 2 ripe bananas, sliced – Whipped cream, for topping – Additional vanilla wafers, for garnish (optional)

Instructions: 1. Prepare the Cake:Preheat your oven according to the instructions on the cake mix box. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Prepare the cake batter according to the instructions on the box.

– Fold in the mashed bananas until well combined. – Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake according to the instructions on the box. – Once baked, allow the cake to cool for about 10 minutes.

Poke Holes: – Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the cake. Make sure the holes are evenly distributed.

Prepare the Pudding: – In a mixing bowl, whisk together the instant vanilla pudding mix and cold milk until smooth and thickened, following the instructions on the pudding mix box. – Pour the pudding mixture over the cake, making sure to fill the holes.

Add Toppings: – Sprinkle the crushed vanilla wafers over the top of the pudding layer. – Arrange the sliced bananas over the crushed wafers.

Chill: – Cover the cake and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours, or until completely chilled and set.

Serve: – Once chilled, slice the cake into squares. – Serve each slice topped with whipped cream and garnish with additional vanilla wafers, if desired.