Here’s a blast from the past…chocolate poke cake. The recipe can be altered to any cake and pudding flavor. Get creative with your favorite flavors. I remember when Poke cakes became popular in the ’70s. Easy, kid and adult-friendly, and a walk down memory lane.
CHOCOLATE POKE CAKE
1 package (2 layer) cake mix, any flavor
2 packages (4 serving size) Jello Instant Pudding, any flavor
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
4 cups cold milk
- Prepare cake mix as directed on package baking in a 13×9″ cake pan.
- Remove from oven.
- Poke holes quickly down through cake with round handle of wooden spoon at 1″ intervals (or use plastic straw).
- Only after poking holes, combine pudding mix with sugar in a large bowl. Gradually stir in milk. Then beat at low-speed of electric mixer for not more than 1 minute (do not overbeat).
- Quickly, before pudding thickens, pour about one-half of the thin pudding evenly over the warm cake and into the holes to make the stripes.
- Allow remaining pudding to thicken slightly; then spoon over the top, swirling it to frost the cake.
- Chill at least 1 hour. Store cake in refrigerator. Cover with plastic wrap.
7 thoughts on “Chocolate Poke Cake”
Looks yum! I’ve never heard of poke cake – I’m in England. I bet my kids would like to have a go at making this, nice and simple!
Your kids will love helping make this and the end result is delicious!
I made this on Sunday and it is delicious and I didn’t think I would like having pudding icning but it was delicious I made Chico!ate cake with vanilla pudding next time I am going to try vanilla cake and chocolate pudding icning
Glad you liked it! Thanks so much for sharing.
Do you have to add sugar to the pudding?
Veronica, there is sugar in the pudding itself so no need to add sugar. Enjoy!
But it says to add powder sugar to pudding
Do you add or not?