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!
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!
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
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
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
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.
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