Banana Nut Poke Cake

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Tracy Daddio
from Dewey, AZ

This started out being a totally different cake, this was far better. I got a bit carried away, I made this sugar free for my husband who is diabetic, it tasted wonderful. I will post this recipe non-sugar free but all the ingredients can be bought sugar free.

serves 12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake


  • box
    yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable or canola oil
  • 3
  • 1 tsp
  • 3
    ripe bananas, smashed
  • 2 box
    instant banana or vanilla pudding
  • 4 c
    cold milk
  • 1
    tub of whipped topping 8 oz
  • 10
    vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts

How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cake mix, water, oil, eggs, cinnamon, banana and 1/4 cup of the chopped nuts. Mix 2 minutes on low with a hand or stand mixer, pour into 9 x 13 pan.
  • 2
    Bake cake according to instructions. After baking, cool for at least an hour.
  • 3
    Once cake has cooled, use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes abour 2 inches apart all over cake.
  • 4
    Mix the pudding and cold milk according to package instructions, pour over cake into the holes.
  • 5
    Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • 6
    Cover with full tub of whipped topping and crumble vanilla wafers or remaining 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts whatever your preference over the top of cake. Cool at least an hour before cutting and serving.