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Easy Oreo Poke Cake Dessert Recipe

Easy Oreo Poke Cake Dessert Recipe

This easy oreo poke cake recipe is perfect for a no-fuss dessert. It only takes a few minutes and a little effort to whip up this indulgent, chocolatey dessert.

In terms of popularity, Oreos are the reigning champion. They’ve been around for 100 years and they’re still going strong! But what if you took that great cookie taste to a whole other level? 

oreo poke cake

If you’re looking for a gooey, chocolatey cake that is easy to make then this oreo poke cake recipe is the perfect dessert. This will be one of the easiest cakes you’ll ever bake! I promise you won’t regret making this treat. Oreo lovers are going to love this easy recipe!

The Oreo Pudding Poke Cake is a perfect example of the perfect dessert for people with a sweet tooth and a love for cookies. This is because it has all the Oreo flavor we all know and love.

oreo poke cake

You will never believe how easy this Oreo poke cake is to make. You don’t have to go hunting for those last minute ingredients the next time you need an easy dessert recipe for birthday parties or get togethers! All you need is these tasty ingredients: moist chocolate cake mix, pudding mix, whipped topping and Oreos.

oreo poke cake

Rich chocolate cake mix with some creamy pudding makes up 90% of this divine Oreo dessert. Alongside it are crumbled pieces from those famous cookies to give it its signature taste – Yum! The final touch is cool whip on top which truly takes all these flavors together. 

In just minutes your house will smell like heaven while everyone watches in anticipation waiting to take their first bite into this mouthwatering dessert that only takes about an hour from start to finish! It will become your new favorite way to take a simple cake recipe to a new level with just a few simple steps!

oreo poke cake

What is a “Poke Cake”? 

It’s actually quite simple to make a poke cake. This is the term given to a box of cake mix that is baked and then with the handle of a wooden spoon poke holes throughout your cake. The holes are then filled with an instant pudding mix to create a moist, sweet treat! 

This indulgent dessert is made in all different ways with a variety of pudding and cake flavors. My favorite poke cake recipes include Boston Cream Poke Cake, strawberry poke cake, chocolate poke cake and lemon poke cake.

oreo poke cake

How to make an Oreo Poke Cake

What you’ll need for the recipe 

  • 1 boxed chocolate cake (plus ingredients noted on the box)
  • 1 box cookies and cream flavor pudding (plus ingredients called for on box)
  • 8 oz Cool Whip (approximately 2-3 cups)
  • OREOS, for garnish (mixture of cut in half and crushed)
  • A baking dish
oreo poke cake

Instructions on how to make this delicious dessert 

In a large bowl, prepare your box mix according to the instructions on the back of the box.

Pour batter into a 9×13 prepared baking pan and bake.

Your cake is finished baking with a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.

oreo poke cake

While your delicious cake is baking, prepare the dry pudding mix with whole milk, set aside.

Once the baked cake is removed from the oven, use the back of a wooden spoon handle to poke holes all over the top of the warm cake – trying not to go through the whole thickness of the cake.

Pour pudding mixture on top of the entire cake, smoothing the pudding into an even layer using an offset spatula over the holes of the cake.

oreo poke cake

Place cake in the fridge to cool slightly. On top of pudding layer, add whipped cream on top of the cake.

Let your cake sit in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to let the flavors meld. 

Place the delicious cookies into a freezer bag and using a rolling pin, crush the Oreos. You can also use a food processor if you’d like.

Garnish this easy chocolate cake with the crushed Oreo cookies.

oreo poke cake

Tips and tricks for making a perfect poke cake every time 

  • Add the crushed Oreos on top of your cake just prior to serving. 
  • Try garnishing the top of your cake with a chocolate ganache, hot fudge sauce or chocolate chips.
  • The flavors of your cake get better with time, so I recommend you make your cake a day or 2 in advance. 
  • If you cannot find the cookies and cream pudding mix, substitute with vanilla or chocolate pudding. 
  • Different flavors of Oreos will be a huge hit. Try vanilla cake or red velvet cake mix with vanilla pudding and golden oreos!

Tips on how to store and freeze your cake

Cover your cake tightly with plastic wrap or in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

If you would like to freeze your poke cake, I recommend you do so before adding the cool whip topping. You can keep your cake frozen for up to 3 months. 

oreo poke cake
oreo poke cake

Easy Oreo Poke Cake Dessert Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
This easy oreo poke cake recipe is perfect for a no-fuss dessert. It only takes a few minutes and a little effort to whip up this indulgent, chocolatey dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 boxed chocolate cake
  • - Plus ingredients called for on box
  • 1 box cookies and cream pudding
  • - Plus ingredients called for on box
  • 8 oz Cool Whip (approximately 2-3 cups)
  • OREOS, for garnish (mixture of cut in half and crushed)

Instructions

    1. Prepare and cook boxed cake mix according to package directions.
    2. Meanwhile, prepare cookies and cream pudding mix according to package directions.Set aside.
    3. Once cake is removed from oven, use the end of a wooden spoon or chopstick to poke holes all over the top of the cake - trying not to go through the whole thickness of the cake.
    4. Pour the cookies and cream pudding over the cake and smooth the pudding into an even layer using an offset spatula or the back of a spoon.
    5. Place cake in the fridge to cool slightly, then top with the Cool Whip, smoothing down in an even layer.
    6. Garnish with OREOs that have been cut in half and approximately 2-3 crushed OREOs.

Notes

Tips and tricks for making a perfect poke cake every time 

  • Add the crushed Oreos on top of your cake just prior to serving. 
  • Try garnishing the top of your cake with a chocolate ganache, hot fudge sauce or chocolate chips.
  • The flavors of your cake get better with time, so I recommend you make your cake a day or 2 in advance. 
  • If you cannot find the cookies and cream pudding mix, substitute with vanilla or chocolate pudding. 
  • Different flavors of Oreos will be a huge hit. Try vanilla cake or red velvet cake mix with vanilla pudding and golden oreos!

Tips on how to store and freeze your cake

Cover your cake tightly with plastic wrap or in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

If you would like to freeze your poke cake, I recommend you do so before adding the cool whip topping. You can keep your cake frozen for up to 3 months. 

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This easy oreo poke cake recipe is perfect for a no-fuss dessert. It only takes a few minutes and a little effort to whip up this indulgent, chocolatey dessert.
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