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Boston Cream Poke Cake Recipe

Boston Cream Poke Cake Recipe

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Delicious Boston Cream Poke Cake perfect for potlucks or dessert parties! Made with a simple cake mix, pudding and chocolate frosting!

One of my favorite donuts of all time? Boston Cream! I love it so much, that I turned my favorite donut into a poke cake! This Boston Cream Poke Cake recipe is perfect for when you have company, need a dessert for a pot luck or just want a sweet treat!

I love that this recipe is so easy with vanilla pudding and cake mix being the main ingredients. It’s so simple that your kids or teens could easily put it together! Scroll down for the full recipe!

How to Make this Boston Cream Poke Cake Recipe:

What you will need: 

a Yellow Cake Mix + it’s Ingredients
2 pkgs  3.5 oz  instant vanilla pudding mix
Milk
semi sweet chocolate chips, roughly chopped
heavy whipping cream

First, make the cake in a 9×13″ cake pan or casserole dish according to the package’s directions. 

After the cake has come out of the oven and has cooled off, using the back of a wooden spoon, poke holes into the cake like you see below.

vanilla cake mix

Whisk together your pudding mix and milk.

pudding mix

Pour the pudding mixture over the top of the cake, aiming for the poked holes.

Do this before your pudding sets and thickens. Spread the pudding on top of the cake evenly. 

pudding over cake

Put your cake into the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to allow the pudding to set and the cake to continue to cool. 

Mmmm time for the chocolate topping!

In a small saucepan, heat the chopped chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream over medium heat, stirring frequently.

Once the mixture begins to simmer, remove it from the heat and stir well. 

Take your cake from the refrigerator and pour the chocolate ganache over your cake as evenly as you can. Take a spatula and very gently spread the chocolate ganache around to cover the entire top of the cake.

chocolate covering cake

You can serve the cake immediately, or return it to the refrigerator to cool the chocolate completely.

boston poke cake

Would there be anything better than this Boston Cream Poke Cake than a glass of milk to go with it?

boston poke cake

You will want to keep this Boston Cream Poke Cake in the refrigerator in between serving.

boston poke cake

boston poke cake

Boston Cream Poke Cake Recipe

Boston Cream Poke Cake Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Delicious Boston Cream Poke Cake perfect for potlucks or dessert parties! Made with a simple cake mix, pudding and chocolate frosting!

Ingredients

  • Yellow Cake Mix + Ingredients
  • 2 pkgs 3.5 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 cups Milk
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Bake the yellow cake, according to the directions on the box.
  2. Once your cake has finished baking, and has cooled slightly, poke holes throughout the cake with the narrow end of a wooden spoon
  3. Whisk together your pudding mix and milk. Pour the pudding mixture over the top of the cake, aiming for the poked holes.
  4. Do this before your pudding sets and thickens. Spread the pudding on top of the cake evenly. 
  5. Put your cake into the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to allow the pudding to set and the cake to continue to cool. 
  6. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the chopped chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  7. Once the mixture begins to simmer, remove it from the heat and stir well. 
  8. Take your Boston Cream Pokecake from the refrigerator and pour the chocolate ganache over your cake as evenly as you can. Take a spatula and very gently spread the chocolate ganache around to cover the entire top of the cake.
  9. You can serve the Boston Cream Poke cake immediately, or return it to the refrigerator to cool the chocolate completely.

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Paula Karalis

Sunday 28th of July 2019

I just made this as a test run for a friend's birthday. It is delicious and not hard to make at all. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Reesa!

momma lew

Tuesday 30th of July 2019

Yay! So glad to hear!