Bananas, Pudding, Ice Cream, and Cake Delight
by Kara Kimbrough
1 box vanilla cake mix
3 cups of heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup of vanilla pudding mix
1 cup of sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Cup of crushed Nilla wafers for filling
2 sliced bananas, divided
1/2 cup crushed Nilla wafers for topping
20-22 whole Nilla Wafers for topping
Cake layers: Prepare cake batter according to package instructions. Divide between prepared cake pans and bake until done, about 30 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes, then turn onto cooling racks to cool completely.
Ice cream layer: In a mixer with the whisk attachment, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in pudding mix, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, cup of crushed Nilla wafers, and three-fourths of the banana slices, reserving leftovers.
Assembly: Add one cake layer to serving platter. Spread half of the ice cream mixture onto cake, then top with a layer of whole Nilla Wafers. Top with the second cake layer, then spread the remaining ice cream mixture on top. Garnish with more crushed Nilla Wafers, whole Nilla Wafers, and remaining banana slices. Freeze until ice cream is firm, about 4 hours.