A poke cake is an easy way to doctor up a boring box of cake mix. These 8 delicious poke cake recipes all start with a box of cake mix, but you won’t believe the upgrade! Everything from a Cinnamon Roll Cake to an easy Red Velvet Cake to the ultimate Death By Chocolate Poke Cake!
What is a Poke Cake?
A poke cake is a basic sheet cake literally with holes poked into it after it has baked. The cake is then poured over with either a pudding, frosting, Jell-o mix – basically something sweet and creamy. That liquid then fills the holes that were “poked”. The result is an extra moist delicious cake with a burst of creamy flavor in every bite.
What do you use to make the holes in a poke cake?
You can use any type of kitchen tool to make the holes in a poke cake, however, we found the end of a wooden spoon or spatula works the best for us! If you want to make smaller holes, you can also use a skewer. Personally, I prefer the larger holes and the handle of a wooden spoon end works perfectly for that!
8 Delicious Poke Cake Recipes
Poke cakes may have a funny name but they are no joke! These cakes made their fame in the 70's but have grown up to be some of the most moist, delicious, and easy cake recipes out there!
All you need to get started is your favorite flavor of cake mix. Here are some of our most popular Poke Cake recipes!
Boston Cream Poke Cake is a buttery yellow cake base is poked and filled with creamy pudding mixture, then topped rich, thick chocolate glaze
Eggnog Poke Cake is made from a box mix, poked with holes, filled with a sweet eggnog pudding, and covered with whipped topping. So quick and easy to prepare, this delicious dessert has eggnog in both the cake batter and pudding mixture
Raspberry Poke Cake, just bake, poke, fill, cover, and top. Enjoy this simple yet delicious treat with white chocolate curls and berries
This Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake is moist and soft with a cool whipped topping and crunchy cookie crumble. Light and fluffy with pretty pink stripes, it has the perfect sweet taste and creamy texture in every poked piece
Rainbow Jello Cake is unbelievably simple to make using a box of cake mix and jello for an effortless treat that is full of flavor and color.
Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake is easy to make by baking a cake mix from a box, poking it with holes, filling them with pudding, and covering it with Cool Whip and sliced strawberries
Oreo Poke Cake is easily made using a box cake mix as the base, then filled with pudding and topped whipped cream and crushed cookies.
Banana Pudding Poke Cake has a moist yellow cake base, is poked and filled with creamy pudding, then topped with bananas and covered with Cool Whip
Cookies and Cream Poke Cake is the perfect combination of chocolate cake infused with a light cream flavor, just like the classic sandwich cookie. Easy to make with a box mix, pudding, and whipped topping
Incredibly light and super refreshing, Strawberry Poke Cake is a moist vanilla cake that’s oozing with delicious white chocolate and strawberry filling in every bite.
Every bite of this Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake is bursting with delicious flavor. The cake is moist and soft. The homemade frosting is the perfect way to top it all of.
This Chocolate Poke Cake is easily made using a box cake mix as the base, then filled with rich chocolatey filling and topped off with homemade chocolate whipped topping. A must-make for the chocolate lover!
Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake is a delicious, moist holiday cake that is easily made with a boxed cake mix, pudding, and whipped topping. Swap out the sprinkles and colored frosting to enjoy this cake all year long.
This 4th of July Poke Cake is the perfect, patriotic dessert for your family gathering or holiday cookout. Super easy to make - it starts with a box of cake mix!
This Butterfinger Cake is a poke cake that is oozing with delicious caramel flavor and topped with crunchy Butterfinger’s candy. It’s super simple to make and ready in less than 30 minutes!
Jello poke cake is one of the most refreshing and light poke cakes, topped off with smooth and creamy Cool Whip! Pick your favorite flavor and change it up every time you make it!
Rainbow Poke Cake is fun, flavorful, and filled with vibrant colors. This quick and easy recipe is the best way to bake a beautifully bright dessert.
This red velvet poke cake is moist, light and fluffy with a cream cheese poke filling and almond cream cheese frosting on top.
HI, seen your recipes on facebook. they all look so good ty.
Looks yummy 🤤
All your desserts looks Yummly love the poke cakes make a lot of them love the rainbow ones and the red white and blue poke cakes
Awwww thank you Pam!