Want to know our favorite hack for hosting?! It’s this Banana Pudding Poke Cake! What tastes like made-from-scratch, is actually our favorite moist and sweet boxed yellow cake. We poke a few holes in the top and cover it with creamy banana pudding, fluffy whipped topping, crunchy crushed vanilla wafers… all from a box or a tub, but you’d never know it unless you’re the one making it! Make Banana Pudding Poke Cake for your guests and you’ll surely be known as the host or hostess with the most-est! It’s that good!

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  • 1 box yellow cake mix, plus the ingredients called for on the package
  • 2 (3.4-ounce) packages instant banana pudding
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub whipped topping
  • 10 vanilla wafers, crushed
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Step 1 –In a 9×13-inch baking dish, prepare the cake mix according to the package directions.

Step 2 –Let the cake cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Step 3 –In a bowl, add the instant banana pudding and the milk, stirring to combine.

Step 4 –Use a wooden spoon handle to poke holes in the top of the cake.

Step 5 –Pour the pudding over the cake, spreading it out evenly and pushing it into the holes.

Step 6 –Chill the cake in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Step 7 –Spread the whipped topping over the cake.

Step 8 –Sprinkle the vanilla wafers over the whipped topping.

Step 9 –Slice and serve.