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Besides making my berry cherry pie recipe during the summer one of my favorite summer desserts is banana pudding. It has been a treat made by my grandma for us for as long as I can remember eating table food. I have since learned her recipe, as well as transformed the pudding to cupcakes and cake form. I love banana pudding cake! All most as much as Nana's original banana pudding. Nothing tastes better than what grandma makes though, am I right?
banana pudding cake
For this cake you can either make a yellow cake from scratch or you can use the boxed cake mix. The from scratch recipe gives it the extra touch of making it taste more like grandmas but sometimes you need quick and easy and that's just dump in a boxed cake mix. This is a recipe that includes how to bake a yellow cake mix from scratch but you can just use the cake mix, water, eggs, and oil that the boxed version calls for instead.
Banana Pudding Cake ingredients
for yellow cake:
4 cups cake flour
1 & ½ teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks of butter (I prefer Land O'Lakes)
2 cups of granulated sugar (I prefer Dixie Crystals)
1 teaspoon Adams Extract vanilla flavoring
2 cups of buttermilk
3 large eggs
2 medium bananas, mashed
1 box of banana cream flavor pudding mix
3 cups of milk
2 medium bananas, sliced
8 oz container of cool whip
20 mini vanilla wafer cookies
banana pudding cake directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with a non stick spray or baking spray (I like using Bakers Joy on my cake pans). In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients for the yellow cake- flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Once those are well blended, make a well in the center of the bowl and add the eggs, butter, vanilla, milk and bananas and mix again.
Bake your cake mix for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick or knife inserted in the center comes out clean with no runny batter stuck to it. Let the cake cool for about 5-10 minutes. Leave it in the pan! While the cake is cooling, mix the pudding mix and 3 cups of milk from the topping ingredients. I use instant and it's ready to pour over the cake in about 2 minutes. Take a small wooden spoon or skewer and poke holes all across your cake. Pour the instant pudding over the entire cake top. There will still be pudding on the cake top once you have added it all. Let the cake now chill in the fridge for about an hour. Once you have the cake cold you can add a layer of sliced bananas and then cover that with the cool whip. Top the cool whip with the vanilla wafer cookies (you can use the mini cookies whole or do as I did in the photos and crush them to crumbs and sprinkle across the cake in addition to whole cookies). Keep the cake chilled in the fridge.
Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
Ice Cream Recipes:
Pies of Summer:
- Mini Blueberry Pie from Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine
- Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Pie from Daily Dish Recipes
Sweet Summertime Cakes:
- Cookies & Cream Mini Bundt Cakes from Me and My Pink Mixer
- Sweet Corn and Raspberry Layer Cake from Sweet ReciPeas
- Chocolate Malted Milkshake Cake from 4 Sons 'R' Us
- Layered Strawberry Shortcake from Southern From Scratch
No Bake Treats:
- Cherry Cheesecake Brownies from Love Bakes Good Cakes
- Blueberry Cheesecake Chimichangas from Home Sweet Homestead
- Lemon Cheesecake with Lemon Curd Topping from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Caramel Heath Ricotta Cheesecake Bars from The Whimsy One
- Banana Pudding Cake from A Blender Mom
- S'mores Crepes from For the Love of Food
- Apple Dumplings from Jen Around the World
- Summer Berry Dessert Bruschetta from Cooking In Stilettos
- Cinnamon Sugar Blueberry Banana Bread from The Spiffy Cookie
Welcome to the first #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear's Wife. We're so glad that you've joined us for this week long event of desserts and giveaways. You're going to love what we have in store for you.
There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year's event! Throughout the week we'll be share tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you. With over 70 recipes being shared this week we just know that you're going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don't forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
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Prize #1 -- Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a $100 Willimas Sonoma Gift Card OR a $100 Sur la Table! Winner of prize #1 gets to pick which gift card they would like!
Prize #2 -- Rainier Fruit is giving one winner a Pie dish, Cherry Pitter, Serving Spatula, Pinch Bowls, Pie Carrier! Everything you need to make the perfect cherry or blueberry pie!
Prize #3-- OXO is giving one winner an 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set.
OXO Glass Bakeware is made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can go from freezer to oven without the need to thaw. The OXO 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set is the perfect partner for all of your baking adventures. The Set includes a Glass 3 Qt Baking Dish, Glass 2 Qt Baking Dish, Glass Loaf Pan, Glass Pie Plate, 1 Cup Round SNAP Container, and 2 Cup Round SNAP Container.
Prize #4 -- Adam’s Extract is giving one winner a Pyrex with baking utensils and 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Pure Lemon, Almond, Peppermint and Vanilla.
Prize #5 -- General Mills Cereal is giving one winner 4 boxes of cereal, 2 Big G Cereal character bowls, 2 Big G Cereal character , 2 “Good Morning” spoons, 2 Cheerios tumblers with straws 1 long-sleeve Cereal Character hooded t-shirt, 1 short-sleeve Cereal Character t-shirt.
Prize #6 -- Land O’Lakes is giving one winner a branded insulated tote with a stainless steel water bottle, two mugs with cocoa mix, a dish towel and coasters.
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 24th until July 30th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam's Extract, Land O'Lakes and General Mills Cereal! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.