Banana Pudding Cake

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Banana Pudding Cake

Conveniently located in the center of North Carolina, Asheboro is a fun day trip like no other (ZOO!). And located just a mile or so from the zoo is a little “best kept secret” where the locals (and zoo staffers) love to eat. Named for its original menu and freshly ground beef, Everything Under the Bun (1520 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, 336-672-0505, everythingunderthebun.com) has that, and also some “in the bun” and “outside the bun” too, having added daily plate specials over time. Sandy Allred’s family-run and family-friendly eatery really does have something for everyone (including macaroni and cheese hot dogs). And be sure to end your visit with some of their Banana Pudding Cake. Oh MY!!! Oh YES!!!

—Wendy Perry

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4¼ cups milk, divided
  • ⅛ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 4-ounce boxes instant vanilla pudding
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 8-ounce package Cool Whip
  • 1 box vanilla wafers
  • 2 bananas

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Place butter into stand mixer and mix on medium for 1–2 minutes.

  2. Blend in flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add 1¼ cup milk, oil, vanilla and eggs. Beat on medium for one minute. Pour batter into 3 prepared baking pans. Bake for 20–25 minutes.

For filling and frosting
  1. Make one box of pudding according to instructions (2 cups milk) and set aside for filling. Put the other box of pudding, powdered sugar and 1 cup of milk to mixing bowl. Mix on low speed until blended. Let stand 3 minutes; fold in Cool Whip.

  2. Place cake layer onto plate. Spread with half of plain pudding and sliced banana. Place second layer on top and repeat filling. Add top layer and frost entire cake with Cool Whip mixture. Cover sides of cake with wafers and scatter wafer crumbs on top.

Recipe courtesy of

Everything Under the Bun, located in Asheboro

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