Saturday, September 8, 2012

Banana Pudding Poke Cake



Remember the Oreo Poke Cake from several weeks ago?
http://karen-proverbs31.blogspot.com/2012/07/oreo-poke-cake.html

That cake was so easy that it got me thinking!

"What else could I combine for a great tasting cake?"

Now, let me  say, that in no way am I suggesting that I'm creating something that someone else hasn't already dreamed up before me.

I'm way smarter than to think that!
To assume that I can think of something that nobody else did?!?!

Hardly!

But!

Sometimes I can get fairly creative!

This week, we invited friends over for Friday night, after half time of our first home game.

Since there were several of us hanging out together, I decided that I would make two desserts.

One chocolate something.

One not chocolate something.

I had subbed all week and going to the grocery store was not an option for me.  I was going to make desserts with whatever I had at home.

After all, it was after 9:00 when I started this project!

Chocolate cake . . . done!

Yellow cake mix . . .hum!

That stumped me!
Then I thought "poke cake!"

"Poke Cake" . .  .hum!

That stumped me!

Then I thought, vanilla pudding and vanilla wafers!

Banana Pudding Poke Cake!

Yeah!

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

1 yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
1/2 cup of water
2/3 cups oil
banana flavoring, optional (I use King Arthur flavoring)
2 boxes instant vanilla pudding (or use banana pudding if you wish)
4 cups milk
bananas, sliced
cool whip
vanilla wafers, crumbled

Mix the cake mix, eggs, sour cream, water, oil, and optional flavoring together until well combined.

Pour into a 9 X 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until done.  Do not over bake.

Remove from oven.  Using the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes in the cake.  I poke at least 24; maybe closer to 36.

Next, mix the pudding and the milk together-- do not allow the pudding to set up, otherwise you'll end up just spreading it on top of your cake!

Pour the liquidish pudding over the cake, allowing it to soak into the holes.

Allow the cake to cool completely.

Before serving, top the cooled cake/pudding with the sliced bananas and cool whip.  Sprinkled the crumbled vanilla wafers on top and serve!







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