Today we will embark on a culinary journey to create a delightful dessert that’s been highly sought after on my Instagram – the ever-delectable Banana Pudding Cake.
This extraordinary dessert pairs the nostalgia of classic banana pudding with the comforting goodness of cake. So, without further ado, let’s get started on this easy-to-follow recipe.
First things first, the Buttercream Frosting:
- 1 lb (or 4 sticks) of unsalted butter
- 4 cups of confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tablespoon of milk
- 2 tablespoons of clear vanilla extract (Regular vanilla extract works too!)
- Whip the unsalted butter until it achieves a creamy texture.
- Gradually introduce the confectioners’ sugar, mixing it manually to prevent a powdery mess.
- Once all lumps are smoothed out and the sugar is well-integrated, add the milk and vanilla extract.
- Whip the mixture for about five minutes until it becomes smooth. Voila, your buttercream frosting is ready!
Now, let’s shift gears to the Cake Mix:
- 1 box of vanilla cake mix
- 1 box of vanilla pudding mix
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
- Combine the vanilla cake and pudding mixes in a large bowl.
- Crack open the three eggs into the mix.
- Add the vegetable oil, water, and all-purpose flour.
- Blend the mixture until smooth and lump-free.
- Divide the batter into three 6-inch cake pans evenly.
- Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes.
While your cake layers are baking, let’s prep the Banana Pudding Filling:
- 1 box of banana pudding mix
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 large spoonfuls of whipped topping
- Combine the banana pudding mix and milk in a bowl.
- Whip until it achieves a thick consistency, typically taking about two minutes.
- Add the whipped topping and blend until it’s well combined.
Now that all the components are ready, it’s time for the fun part – the Assembly:
- Start with a layer of cake and pipe a border of buttercream frosting around the edges.
- Fill the center with the banana pudding filling. Optionally, you can add slices of banana for an extra burst of flavor.
- Repeat the steps for the remaining layers, and then cover the entire cake with a thin layer of buttercream frosting for a crumb coat.
- Chill the cake for about 30 minutes to an hour. (source: ineskohl.info)
- After the chill, apply the final coat of icing.
To finish, create your own signature style! I love crushing vanilla wafers and sticking them on the sides of the cake for a fun twist. On top, I pipe some decorative swirls with the leftover buttercream, sprinkle more crushed wafers, and drizzle a generous amount of sweetened condensed milk for a divine finish.
Voila! Your Banana Pudding Cake is ready to be devoured. This dessert is guaranteed to sweeten up your day. If you tried this recipe, don’t forget to share your thoughts and pictures!
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