Celebrate the King of Rock and Roll’s birthday with this Ode to Elvis Poke Cake! A peanut butter cake with banana cream pudding, topped with sliced bananas, Cool Whip, crispy cooked bacon and a peanut butter glaze!
Y’all, I have gone and lost my ever-lovin’ mind. Don’t send me nasty emails, but I’m not really a fan of Elvis …. he has a few songs I dig … but I never really “got” the whole thing that people see in him. I’m not hatin’ … I just don’t understand. Maybe I was just a victim of being born into the wrong generation so I wasn’t meant to “get it”? You may be wondering why someone would go and make “The Ode to Elvis Poke Cake” …. well, I really have no logical reason other than it’s just fun and yummy! Really, do we need a better reason?! I’ve been sitting on this post for a few weeks – and I have been dying to share it with y’all!! Thankfully, today is the day – I can’t keep it to myself any longer!
So, in all seriousness, you have to be wondering why I would do something like this. Let me share with you how it all began …. When I was about 5 or 6, I had to have surgery. As a matter of fact, other than having children, it is the only time I have ever been hospitalized in my life. I kinda try to avoid doctors and hospitals. I don’t like ’em. It’s nothing personal – but usually a visit to the doctor or hospital involves some sort of painful experience or bad news – and I’m not really a fan of those either! Any who, I had to have my tonsils and adenoids taken out. A very common procedure. No big deal. I remember after the surgery, I was given a free ticket by the nurse to drink all of the 7-Up and eat all of the popsicles I wanted. In my very young mind, I thought that was kinda cool. As a matter of fact, I remember the nurse walking me down to the little room where all of the snacks were and her telling me that I could have anything I wanted, whenever I wanted. I’m pretty sure I didn’t want to leave. EVER. Popsicles will do that to kids.