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Strawberry Banana Pudding Cake


Whip It Up Wednesday!!!

This Stuff is Amazing!!! #pudding #cake #fruit

I am feeling old people! My oldest is nine, I got an email inviting me to find other available seniors in the area, and when I went to the make up counter the lady suggested I get a “lifting” make-up!! I realize that getting old happens wether we like it or not! But it seems like yesterday I was giving birth to my first baby, a sweet little girl. And now she is 9 and heading full blast into her “Tweens”. She loves One Direction and loves talking about how cute the blond one is… I can never remember his name, is it Niall???
Anywho to make her day special I whipped up an amazingly decadent cake… (maybe it was to make me feel better about feeling old?… It really is a coin toss peeps! ) Back when I was young I worked as an assistant photographer for an Amazing Photographer, Amy Loren in AZ. We loved working together and she is still one of my dear friends to this day. The wedding cake of the late nineties and early 00’s was a yellow cake with this amazing strawberry/banana pudding filling. It was everywhere and every wedding seemed to serve a variation of this concoction. Amy and I loved eating this cake on our breaks!!! It was worth the nine hours of craziness!!
So after I met and married my sweetie and actually started to really bake I hit my test kitchen (at the time our small apartment ) and came up with my version of this tasty cake! It has been my secret go to cake for years!!!

Strawberry-Banana Pudding Cake
Andie Thueson

1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix – Follow Directions and Cook in Two prepared 9″ Round Pans
I Church up my cake mix by adding one extra egg than called for and using butter instead of oil and milk instead of Water — This will rock your world!! These small tweaks make a world of difference!!!

Once cake is baked and cooled make Pudding Filling
1 Large Box Vanilla Pudding
I 1/2 C Heavy Cream
1 1/2 C Milk
1 Cup Strawberries Hulled and Quartered
1 Cup Bananas Sliced and Quarted
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Rum Extract — this is the secret ingredient — Gives an awesome buttery rich flavor –AMAZING!

Combine pudding mix, heavy cream, milk, strawberries, bananas, vanilla and rum extract in Mixer for 3-5 Minutes until rich and creamy then place in Fridge to Set.

Cut Cake Round in Half so that you have 4 equal sized cakes

Place Pudding Mixture on Bottom then Layer Cake then Pudding .. repeating until completed Top Layer should be uncovered.

White Chocolate Ganache Frosting

1 bag White Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Heavy Cream
2 Cups Powdered Sugar

Place in Medium Bowl and Cover with Heavy Cream (approx 1 Cup) — I really need to measure!!
Place in Microwave and Heat for 30 Sec on reduced power (70%) Generally I keep checking on it and repeat the process until chocolate just melted and glossy looking.
Then gently fold in 1-2 Cups Powdered Sugar until desired consistency.

Then Frost Your Lovely Cake, Decorate with Fresh Strawberries and ENJOY!!!!

The Adorable 9 year old!!!


  1. kaylynnczy says:

    This looks fantastic – seriously. YUM!<br /><br />You are a party animal! I LOVED meeting you at SNAP! We should have a dance off real soon. Just sayin..<br /><br />Totally stalking you in every way possible. Love ya!<br />Kaylynn<br />

    1. Andie Thueson says:

      Kaylynn, <br /><br />Likewise I loved meeting and dancing it up with ya!!! A dance off would be super fun!!! I&#39;m happy to even keep up with you!!! 😉 <br />Love my stalkers 😉 <br /><br />Andie

  2. LaNette Spadt says:

    I have a question. In the directions for the pudding it says prepare pie style and then below additional ingredients, am I to add those in addition to the pie style prep instructions. In other words, prepare pudding, with its 2.5 c. milk and then add the 1.5 heavy cream and another 1.5 c. milk along with the other stuff?

    1. Andie Thueson says:

      Sorry for the confusion!! Yep just making the pudding with the ingredients listed! Enjoy! Andie

      1. Hello there! I was wondering the same thing but not quite sure if you mean ‘yep, make the pie with ingredients listed’ as what is listed on the PUDDING BOX or ONLY WITH WHAT YOU WROTE BELOW the large box vanilla pudding…do I make the pudding on it’s own with additional milk or not(?) Thank you so much, I am looking fwd to making this for a gathering.

        1. Sorry for the confusion… I have edited the text to clarify! Prepare the pudding using the quantities of heavy cream and milk noted! Hope that helps! 🙂 Enjoy!!

  3. I worked at many resorts/ hotels in AZ in the early 90s, and I remember the strawberry/ banana pudding cake being served at almost every wedding reception I worked!! I’ve been searching for this recipe .. and cannot thank you enough for posting this!! Can’t wait to make it now.. 🙂

    1. ha ha I love it!!! So glad I’m not the only one who still craves this cake! 😉

  4. How far in advance can I make this filling?

    1. I wouldn’t make it any sooner than the a day ahead! 🙂

  5. This is a very very close to a cake served in an Okc diner very very close I’ve been in search for a long time and this could be it just as good or better in my opinion. . Thanks

    1. Fun! Can’t wait to hear how it goes! 🙂

  6. Diamonique says:

    Im super excited to make this recipe! I have one question is that 1/2 cup of heavy cream or 1 1/2

    1. 1 1/2 Cup!! Hope that helps! 🙂

  7. Domonique says:

    Hi. The pudding mix ingredients are 1 1/2 cup of heavy cream or 1/2 ?

    1. 1 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream 🙂

  8. Is it instant pudding mix or the cook and serve kind? Recipe doesn’t specify??

  9. How long does it notmally take for the pudding to set?

    1. I usually let it set for an hour or so

  10. Hi! Do you use the buttered flavored yellow cake mix or the plain yellow and just switch the butter for the oil? If so, how much butter do you use? Also is it better to assemble the cake the night before serving or the morning of?

    1. I use plain yellow cake mix!! The butter gets a little too rich. You can assemble day of or night before!

  11. B Alexander says:

    My pudding never gets thick. At first I thought I bought the wrong pudding but I was careful the second time. Any suggestions?

    1. Use less liquid! I add about half then slow add till I get desired texture!

  12. Tom Eakins says:

    I’ve always found cook and serve pudding to have a better texture and flavor. Is it possible to use cook and serve in this recipe and what modifications would you make?

    1. I have not tried making it with the cook and serve but I am sure it would turn out similar texture!

  13. Does the bananas turn brown in mix?

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