Want a quick and easy cake recipe that can be ready for any occasion? Here comes the magic of Poke Cakes!
You probably have seen these easy poke cake all over Pinterest but what makes these poke cakes so amazing is how foolproof they really are. It’s a brilliant way to make delicious desserts every time because most of these poke cake recipe starts with simple store-bought ingredients, you see all the time and probably have in your kitchen already!
The basics of a poke cake are cake mix, instant pudding, and whipped cream, it’s that simple! Choose from poke cake recipes like cinnamon roll poke cakes to chocolate turtle poke cake, lemon blueberry poke cake to red velvet brownie poke cake. These poke cakes are super quick and won’t have you standing in the kitchen all day!
Here are 18 Quick and Easy Poke Cakes You Need to Try!
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1.Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake
Found from I Heart Eating
Cinnamon rolls are seriously one of my favorite things to make on the weekend especially brunch. But now we can enjoy cinnamon rolls whenever we want with this poke cake. Turning cinnamon rolls into a poke cake is a genius idea because they take way less time than making cinnamon rolls from scratch. And of course, you can’t forget the cream cheese icing on top that I love to add when the poke cake comes out of the oven!
2. Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake
Found from Lil Luna
Here’s a classic American dessert revamped, the strawberry shortcake poke cake is creamy and packed with a ton strawberry flavor! It starts with a yellow cake that has strawberry jello poured over the baked cake. When the jello is absorbed into the cake top it off with fresh whipped cream and sliced strawberries!
3. Oreo Dirt Poke Cake
Found from Beyond Frosting
When I was growing up my mom, and I would make “Worms in Dirt” dessert which is chocolate pudding with oreo cookie crumbs and gummy worms hiding in the chocolate “dirt.” So this oreo dirt poke cake is a better version of this childhood favorite. This poke cake is a decadent chocolate cake filled with chocolate pudding. Then its covered in a creamy cool whip frosting and oreo cookie crumbs! It’s simple and delicious!
4. Boston Cream Poke Cake
Found from The Baking ChocolaTess
Boston cream pies have been turned into all sorts of yummy desserts, but one of the easiest and tastiest is a Boston cream poke cake. Using yellow cake mix and instant vanilla pudding mix for the pastry cream is super easy and honestly foolproof! Then, of course, turn to the original, its smothered in a classic chocolate frosting! It’s so moist and rich and an easy win for any occasion!
5. White Raspberry Poke Cake
Found from I Heart Eating
This poke cake is light and tender white cake is studded with a sweet raspberry filling that’s covered in an almond cream cheese frosting. The raspberries and almond frosting is the best sweet and tangy combination!
6. Guinness Chocolate Poke Cake
Found from Life Love and Sugar
I have been obsessed with incorporating my favorite drinks into baked goods because I love the flavor from them not necessarily the alcohol although after a long week one glass couldn’t hurt. But Guinness and chocolate are one of the best combinations because of the Guinness’ rich, bold flavors! The stout adds a depth to the chocolate cake that you never thought was possible. It’s truly delicious!
7. Hummingbird Poke Cake
Found from Will Cook For Smiles
The hummingbird cake originated in Jamacia and later adopted by the southern bakers that’s packed with pineapple, banana, pecan and topped with cream cheese icing! It’s a super moist cake that has the salty, sweet and tangy flavors we love from the fresh fruit and nuts!
8. Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake
Found from Tabs and Tidbits
Chocolate and peanut butter is a combination we’ll never get tired of. This poke cake is a fudgy chocolate cake and creamy peanut butter filling. So it’s basically a peanut butter cup in cake form! You can also have fun with the toppings by having chocolate shavings and peanut butter cup pieces!
9. Carrot Cake Poke Cake
Found from OMG Chocolate Desserts
My mom loves carrot cake so every year on her birthday I make her a carrot cake that’s loaded with raisins, pineapple, walnuts and warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg! So finding this recipe just reminds me of all the birthdays and Easter’s we have enjoyed over the years! The cake is filled with a white chocolate pudding that supports all the fresh flavors of the cake along with the traditional cream cheese frosting!
10. Turtle Chocolate Poke Cake
Found from Averie Cooks
Anything turtle is quite delicious now it’s a poke cake. You start with a moist chocolate cake that studded with a mixture of caramel sauce and condensed milk, so you know its rich! Then to complete this deliciousness spread whipped cream, pecans, chocolate chips and more caramel sauce! For an adding depth of flavor, gently toast the pecans before adding them to the top of the cake for a nuttier taste!
11. Lemon Poke Cake
Found from Something Swanky
If you’re looking for something fresh and zesty, then the lemon cake is always a good option. This lemon poke cake is a sweet lemon cake filled with zesty lemon curd and creamy whipped cream! The longer this poke cake sits, the better the flavors meld together and the tastier it becomes!
12. Caramel Apple Poke Cake
Found from My Baking Addiction
I love the fall season so much that I think about it all year round and how I can still enjoy the flavors of it. One of the ways is by making this caramel apple poke cake. It tastes just like fall! Start with apple spice cake, studded with apple pie filling, and warm caramel sauce soaked into the cake! Then whipped cream and toffee bits which are a total surprise that everyone will love! They are like little nuggets of gold!
13. Tiramisu Poke Cake
Found from The Domestic Rebel
Tiramisu is originally a soaked cake that has different layers of cake and cream, so it totally makes sense to turn it into a poke cake! The chocolate cake is mixed with espresso powder and a touch of cinnamon, the longer it sits, the better it tastes!
14. Key Lime Poke Cake
Found from The Recipe Critic
Key lime pie delicious! But sometimes it takes too long to make that’s why I’m in love with this quick key lime poke cake! You still get all the flavors you love in a key lime pie but within an easy poke cake. This poke cake starts with a basic white cake mix then its studded with a tangy key lime curd and fresh whipped cream!
15. Gooey Red Velvet Brownie Cake
Found from Beyond Frosting
This poke cake combines the crowd favorites, red velvet cake, and fudgy brownies together. You just bake the two recipes together, so they are marble together. Then you poke the cake and fill it with condensed milk that soaks into the brownie/cake. Then spread a silky smooth cream cheese whipped topping!
16. Tropical Poke Cake
Found from The Typical Mom
This super moist tropical poke cake is made with orange, pineapple and coconut flakes! With few ingredients, you can create an outstanding homemade dessert that tastes just like the tropics!
17. Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake
Found from Pure Wow
Lemon blueberry poke cake is a simple cake that is packed with sweet and zesty flavor! It starts with a lemon cake (that you can add fresh lemon zest to the cake for even more tanginess), then its filled with a fresh blueberry jam and topped with whipped cream!
18. Banana Split Poke Cake
Found from Homemade Interest
This banana split poke cake looks like an instant birthday party! This poke cake starts with a yellow cake that’s studded with vanilla (or banana) pudding that’s topped with fresh banana and strawberry slices. The fresh fruit looks nice under a layer of whipped cream. Of course, to complete any banana split, you must have sprinkles and chocolate drizzle!
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Now it’s your turn to make a quick and easy Poke Cake. By creating a Poke Cake, you’ll have a foolproof dessert anytime! Which Poke Cake recipe will you be trying first? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you!
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