Banana Cream Cake with Bolacha Maria Cookie


For banana lovers! This cake recipe tastes just like banana cream pie with and added fluffy and moist cake layer.

Perfect for party, pot luck and a summer picnic. I placed it in the refrigerator which gave it a cold sweet taste. It was a big hit with the family and bananalicious!


1 boxed yellow cake mix recipe (follow package directions)

1 package of instant Vanilla pudding (follow package directions)

3 bananas (sliced)

10 Maria Cookies

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 and 1/2 tablespoons confectioners sugar


Prepare cake as per directions in a deep baking dish.

While cake bakes prepare the pudding as per package directions. When slightly cooled poke holes with a wooden spoon.

DSC06394Spread pudding evenly over the cake and into the holes.

DSC06395Top forming a layer with 1/2 of the banana slices over the pudding.

DSC06396 Prepare whipped cream by beating until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form. Spread gently over the banana layer.

DSC06398Gently cut the Bolacha Maria in half leaving the Maria letters. Crush the remaining cookies to fine crumbles.

DSC06397Top the whip cream layer with cookie crumbles.

DSC06400      Top with the remaining bananas.

DSC06401Arrange the cookies on top with the Maria name exposed.

DSC06404Cool cake in the refrigerator for a few hours if desired. Serve cold

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