Bananas…. pudding…. cool whip… cake
Bitches love banana pudding anything. Yesterday was my sister Samantha’s 26th Birthday. I can’t believe she is 26, which only means I am turning 25 next year!!! EEEKKKK! Anyway, Sam loves herself some banana. I have made this cake a couple times, and its always a hit! It’s super easy too which I love! The original recipe is out of my “Cake Mix Doctor” book. The author, Anne Byrn, takes cake boxes and spices them up! Hence the title of the book Cake Mix Doctor 😉
We always forget about the cake at my house which is ironic since I make birthday cakes almost every weekend for everyone else -lol-
I called my Mother (the day of Sam’s Birthday… which might sound like we are terrible family members but I just like to think that we wanted a spontanous fresh cake for our Sammy Bee the day of!) and we determined we’d collaborate and make the banana pudding cake she loves. We didnt follow The Cake Mix Doctors recipe exactly. It calls for butter and all this other stuff to be added but we simply used a yellow cake mix and substituted milk for the amount of water that it called for and added vanilla extract!
What you need for the cake:
Yellow cake mix
Milk (replace the amount of water the box calls for with milk)
Eggs (amount listed on box)
Vegtable Oil (amount listed on box)
1-2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- Cake Release spray or Try my DIY Brush-on Cake Release Recipe!
What you need for the pudding:
- 1 (5 1/8 oz) vanilla cook and serve pudding (or just make quick and easy instant!)
- 3 cups milk
- 4 tablespoons of butter, cut up
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 bananas
What you need for the topping:
Cool Whip (1 tub)
Crushed Nilla Wafers
Bake your cake as directed on the box, substituting the water with milk and adding vanilla extract.
- Pour into your 9×13 pan
- Bake until golden brown, toothpick comes out clean, and cake springs back when touched
- Let the cake cool
- Make the pudding by placing the pudding and milk into a medium saucepan, fold in butter and vanilla, and follow directions on the box. Remove from heat and let it cool (I placed it in the fridge to speed up that process)
- Chop up 3 bananas into small pieces (or big pieces if thats your thing), and fold the bananas into your vanilla pudding.
- Using the end of a wooden kitchen utensil, poke holes into your cake (I added this, the Cake Mix Doctor does not include this step)
- Pour pudding and banana mixture on top of entire cake
- Smooth entire cool whip tub on top of the pudding
- Crush up some nilla wafers and cover the entire cake with them
After the cake is fully assembled, pop it into the fridge for at least 2 hours to let everything just ooze together. I might even go as far as saying this cake is better the next day!
You can see the pudding that has gone in the holes and filled the cake mmmmm
Seriously this cake is just so good. I really love it served right out of the fridge while its still cool. If you want to make a simple cake that really wow’s… this is a winner!