Pudding Poke Cake

    1 hour 50 minutes

    This is a yellow or white cake in which holes are poked after baking, and chocolate pudding is pored over it, making it look like it has stripes when it is cut.

    1 person made this

    Serves: 14 

    • 1 packet yellow cake mix (or vanilla cake)
    • 2 packets instant chocolate pudding mix
    • 1 cup (120g) icing sugar
    • 4 cups (950ml) milk

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hour cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour50min 

    1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for one 22x33cm cake. Remove cake from oven.
    2. Poke holes at once down through cake to pan with the round handle of a wooden spoon. Holes should be at 1 inch intervals.
    3. Combine the pudding mix with the icing sugar and gradually stir in the milk. Beat with an electric mixer at low speed for not more than 1 minute. Do not over beat. Quickly, before pudding thickens, pour about 1/2 of the thin pudding evenly over the warm cake and into the holes. (This will make the stripes in the cake.)
    4. Allow the remaining pudding to thicken slightly then spoon over the top, and spread to ice the top of the cake. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


    Yellow cake or white cake with butterscotch, pistachio, banana, coconut or vanilla pudding. Chocolate cake with chocolate, vanilla, or coconut pudding.

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    I was looking for something quick on a hot day, so I made this since I had all the ingredients. It came out great, I followed other reviews and used half the sugar. However, I made it again yesterday and all it did was absorb the pudding and become a watery mess. Stubborn, and thinking I had made a mistake, I tried again today. SAME RESULTS! But, I figured out the problem is with the brand of instant pudding. The first time when it was awesome, I had Hershey's Instant pudding on hand. This time, I had Royal and it didn't come out. Definitely, check the pudding you are going to use if it doesn't start thickening at all while mixing don't try it! Let it thicken in the fridge a bit first.  -  30 May 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)