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Easy Banana Split Poke Cake

Easy Banana Split Poke Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, banana split, cake, poke cake


  • 1 Yellow Cake Prepared in 11 X 13 pan
  • 1 3.4 oz box

    Instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 2 1/2 cups Milk
  • 2 Medium bananas sliced
  • 1 cup Strawberry preserves
  • 12 oz Cool Whip
  • 1 cup Crushed pineapple drained
  • 1/4 cup Hot Fudge ice cream topping
  • 12 Maraschino cherries with stems
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, peanuts, or pecans if preferred


  1. Prepare your favorite yellow cake in a 12 X 11 cake pan and carefully remove from oven.

  2. Poke holes all over the cake.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk until smooth.

  4. Pour pudding immediately over warm cake. Refrigerate for 3 hours, or overnight.

  5. Once chilled, top with strawberry preserves, sliced bananas, pineapple and Cool Whip (in that order).

  6. Warm hot fudge topping with 2 tablespoons of water in a small microwave-safe bowl.

  7. Drizzle chocolate fudge and place cherries and nuts on top.

  8. Serve cold and enjoy!