A delicious, super moist dessert recipe that starts with a boxed cake mix! This poke cake is flavored with bananas and bourbon for a real party dessert!
1 Golden Butter Cake, prepared according to package directions
2 packages instant banana pudding (5.1 ounce size)
3 cups milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 bananas, sliced
2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed
2 ounces shaved dark chocolate for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare the cake according to the package directions, using the 9″ x 13″ baking dish instructions.
Bake for 25 minutes, remove from the oven and cool.
While the cake is baking, pour the instant pudding into a bowl. Whisk in the milk and let sit at room temperature to thicken.
In another bowl, beat the heavy cream with the vanilla extract and sugar until stiff peaks form. Once the cream is firm, beat in the bourbon until it’s just mixed in.
Poke holes in the cake with the end of a wooden spoon. Pour the pudding over the top of the cake, spreading evenly.
Layer the banana slices on the top of the pudding in a single layer.
Add the whipped cream on top of the pudding layer, spreading out evenly.
Top the cake with the shaved chocolate and crushed vanilla wafers.
Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours or up to overnight, then serve.
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