Old Fashioned Pudding Poke Cake
This yellow poke cake recipe combines boxed cake mix and Jello pudding to make a decadent and easy dessert you're going to love.
Pudding poke cake recipes are great for potlucks and for holiday parties where guests can sink their teeth into something that is truly delicious. Our Old Fashioned Pudding Poke Cake is baked like any other cake but is then "poked" to create holes that absorb the pudding, creating what may be one of the best chocolate cake recipes around. Moist and fluffy, you'll have to stop yourself from having seconds or even thirds of this easy cake recipe. You'll want to skip dinner and go straight to dessert when you know this decadent cake is sitting in the fridge.
This is also the easiest cake recipe you'll ever make. Yellow cake mix and instant chocolate pudding are the two main ingredients used in this recipe, creating a super moist and delicious cake that you can whip up for any special occasion that requires a sweet treat.
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NotesOur recipe is created using a yellow cake mix, creating a yellow cake mix recipe. You could easily switch it up and use chocolate, vanilla, or even funfetti if you're looking for more options.
Preparation Time15 min
Chilling Time1 hr
Cooking Time30 min
Cooking Vessel Size9 x 13
- 1 box y(2-layer size) ellow cake mix or pudding-included cake mix
- 2 boxs (9.3 oz) chocolate instant pudding mix
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4 cups cold milk
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Preheat oven and prepared cake in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan per package instructions.
When cake is done, remove to a cooling rack and immediately poke holes in it at 1-inch intervals using the handle of a wooden spoon.
After holes are made but while cake is still warm, combine pudding mix and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Gradually add milk with electric mixer running on low speed for just 1 minute. Scrape down and stir only until all of the pudding mix is incorporated.
Pour half of the pudding mixture over the cake, filling the holes, setting aside the remainder for about 5 minutes until it thickens slightly. Spoon over the top of the cake, using an offset frosting spatula or a rubber scraper to smooth the top.
- Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour or longer to chill before cutting to serve. Store cake in the refrigerator.
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Feb 26, 2017
Is that all there is to this recipe? How simple and how wonderful! Poke cakes are so easy and so moist and delicious. Trish, I think you could do this with cupcakes. You know even if it doesn't look perfect, they will still be delicious!!
Feb 23, 2017
This cake is amazing! Two of my favorite things put together make for an awesome recipe! I made this for a light dessert after a large meal. It was a hit. I was wondering though, has anyone tried this with cupcakes? I would love to make this into cupcakes, but I'm wondering if it would work. I know it would take a little more time, but I'm thinking that the presentation would be worth it!
Oct 23, 2015
I love recipes that use cake mixes and I love pudding. Putting the two together makes for a delicious combination - and easy to make, too!
Oct 23, 2015
This was good, it just tastes like cake with pudding on top, but I wouldn't choose it over a cake from scratch recipe.
Oct 23, 2015
The pudding frosting was amazing! It was a little cold for me, though, so I'd take it out of the fridge and let it sit for awhile before I served it.
Oct 25, 2012
I would skip the extra cup of sugar. Isn't there enough sugar in the cake and pudding already?
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