Banana Pudding + Cake= Banana Pudding Poke Cake!
This Banana Pudding Poke is another perfect dessert for the summer.
Have you had Paula Deen’s “Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding”? If you have not had it, you don’t know what you’re missing. Let me explain it to you…well…it’s not your mother’s Banana Pudding. Just like Paula said. I had this recipe some years ago at a company potluck. My, then, manager and, now, a friend made it and brought it into work, I swear it was the best thing I had ever tasted. I never knew Banana Pudding could taste the way this recipe tastes. Unlike traditional Banana Pudding that is made with pudding, bananas, and vanilla wafers. This Banana Pudding recipe is made with Pepperidge Farm Chessmen Cookies (the best shortbread cookies) and a pudding concoction that consists of cream cheese! WHAT?!!!! I mean, it is absolutely fantastic. You must try this soon!
One way to find out what is trending in the foodie world is to pay attention to the special edition cookbook magazines that come out every season. In addition, I pay close attention to the food that is on the cover of magazines! I have been seeing a lot of poke cakes and Banana Pudding surprisingly. So, because my mind can be weird at times, I thought, why not bring both of those concepts together?! Banana Pudding Poke Cake is what this. But I basically deconstructed Paula Deen’s Banana Pudding Recipe for the purpose of this Poke Cake. I guess you can say this is the remix. TAKE THAT! TAKE THAT! TAKE THAT! If you are a P. Diddy fan, you know where that came from.
In the process of making this cake, I often wondered the appeal of poke cakes! I mean, I have made a poke cake before and it came out great, but why poke cakes in the summer? To be honest, I am not 100% sure. But I bet it has something to do with how easy poke cakes are to make and how versatile they are. You can do this same concept with strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, or whatever you want. Not to mention, they are pretty quick to make and don’t leave you in the kitchen in front of a hot oven all day. All you have to do is bake the cake, poke holes in it, pour something on top of it, and you’re pretty much done! But this Banana Pudding Poke is the business and I promise you will love it. Of course, I made this cake with common ingredients that are easily accessible and pretty cheap! I know you will love this cake so much that you won’t know who to thank first, me or Paula Deen!Print