Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)



Show only results that have an image


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Christmas
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Earth Day
  • Easter
  • Fall
  • Father's Day
  • Halloween
  • Jewish Holiday
  • Kwanzaa
  • Mother's Day
  • New Year's
  • Patriotic Holiday
  • Spring
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Summer
  • Thanksgiving
  • Valentine's Day
  • Winter
  • Back to School
  • Birthdays
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
Cuisine Type

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • American
  • Amish
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish
  • Mexican
  • Southern
  • Tropical


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Cooking Method

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Casserole
  • Grilling
  • Microwave
  • No Bake
  • Oven
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Skillet
  • Slow Cooker
Cooking Time

Select One (optional)

Preparation Time

Select One (optional)

Chill Time

Select One (optional)

Number of Ingredients

Select One (optional)

Slow Cooker Time HIGH

Select One (optional)

Slow Cooker Time LOW

Select One (optional)


Free Offer
19 Unforgettable Simple Cake Recipes

Wow your family and friends with decadent cake recipes from this FREE eCookbook. You can have your cake and eat it too with these homemade cake recipes!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Easy Boston Cream Cake

We love cake recipes from scratch, but sometimes we like to take the shortcut in life and make an easy cake mix recipe. Tasting just like Boston cream pie, this wonderful poke cake is super moist and will impress you with each and every bite. Share Easy Boston Cream Cake with your family and enjoy the wonderful blend of vanilla pudding cake with a mouthwatering chocolate glaze.


  • 1 package (8-ounces) of yellow cake mix
  • 1 small package of instant vanilla pudding & pie filling
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup hot water


  1. Prepare batter for cake layer and bake as directed using (2) 8-in round baking pans.
  2. Remove one layer from pan and cool.
  3. Beat pudding mix, cold milk, powdered sugar and cocoa until blended and thickened. Spread pudding between layers. Spread with Chocolate Glaze. Cover and refrigerate.

For the Chocolate Glaze

  1. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time until glaze is desired consistency.
  2. Beat until smooth and use immediately.

Free recipes, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Recipes

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Here is a a calorie, diabetic friendly version that I make. So easy and simple. No one can tell the difference from a full fat, full sugar version. 1 pkg. (1.0 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Pudding 1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk, 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping, divided. 1 prepared round angel food cake (10 oz.), cut horizontally into 3 layers, 1 square BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, , chopped. BEAT pudding mix and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in 1/2 cup COOL WHIP. STACK cake layers on serving plate, spreading pudding mixture between layers. MICROWAVE chocolate and remaining COOL WHIP in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec.; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Spoon over cake. Refrigerate 1 hour, or up until 4 hours, removing from refrigerator 30 min. before serving.

It only tells you to remove one layer of the cake also; don't you use both? Well, ya know you do but............. LOL

I think this is an extremely poor recipe. 8 ounces of cake mix? Like one cup? You would end up with two pancake layers of 8 inch cake. As others have said, where is the poke? Directions are poor. You might as well take it off the site.

For the glaze it does not say what to do with the margarine and cocoa, do you soften the margarine and then add the cocoa, or mix them together first?

This doesn't sound like a "poke" cake to me either. Maybe you can poke holes in the bottom layer before spreading the filling?

I was wondering when you "poke" the cake. This sounds like a regular Boston Creme Pie?


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Recipe of the Day

Sour Cream Hash Brown Bakevideocam

This recipe for Sour Cream Hash Brown Bake is the picture of comfort. Made with creamy cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and shredded… Continue reading: "Sour Cream Hash Brown Bakevideocam"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE your favorite recipes
  • ADD personal notes
  • GET fast cooking tips


Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Submit Your Recipes Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other cooks

There are currently no images from other cooks.

I Love It