Oreo Pudding Poke Cake is a chocolate cake soaked with Oreo pudding and topped with fluffy whipped cream and crushed Oreos. If you love those famous chocolate cookies then you’re going to absolutely love this cake!
My family and I are all Oreo cookie fanatics. I always have a bag in my pantry (in anticipation of a milkshake) and my kiddos are even known to snatch one or two out of the pantry when they think I’m not looking.
Moral of the story, we seriously just can’t get enough of those small cream-filled chocolate cookies, as I’m sure a lot of you can relate to! Which is why it’s no surprise that we absolutely adored this Oreo Pudding Poke Cake!
The cake starts out with a simple chocolate cake mix batter that bakes into a light and fluffy chocolate cake. After the cake cools for a bit, holes are poked throughout and creamy pudding is poured over the cake and into the holes. This allows the cake to soak up the pudding, resulting in the most moist, gooey, and delicious cake ever!
After the pudding has soaked into the cake, a generous layer of whipped topping is spread on top of the pudding layer and the cake is placed into the refrigerator to completely cool. Once completely cool, crushed Oreos are sprinkled over the top of the cake for the finishing touch!
For those of you who I know will ask, the answer is yes! You can use whatever pudding mix, cake mix, or Oreo flavor for your cake! There’s pretty much endless ways to go about making this cake and so many different flavor combinations you could try. So have fun with it! The only thing I ask when experimenting is that you let me know about all the good ones you came up with so that I can try them out myself!
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED:
This poke cake is made with chocolate cake mix, instant Oreo pudding, cool whip, and crushed Oreo cookies. Simple ingredients that result in the most divine chocolate dessert!
Chocolate cake mix: for sake of ease, I like to use a boxed cake mix. But if you want to go the extra mile and create the cake from scratch, feel free to do so!
Instant Oreo pudding: used to create the creamy chocolate pudding mixture that soaks into the cake resulting in a decadently moist and gooey cake.
Cool whip: creates a light, creamy top layer that lets the pudding-soaked cake become the center of attention.
Oreos: crushed on top of the cake to really tie in the Oreo flavor theme.
VARIATIONS FOR OREO PUDDING POKE CAKE:
There’s so many different and fun ways you can make this poke cake your own! You can change up the flavors of the cake, pudding mix, and even the Oreo flavor!
Cake mix: while I use a simple chocolate cake mix, a yellow, white, dark chocolate, red velvet, or devil’s food cake mix would create amazing alternatives for different flavor combos!
Pudding mix: I use Oreo pudding mix to really bring out the Oreo flavor, but if you want to try a simple chocolate, vanilla, or French vanilla, go for it!
Oreos: depending on the flavor combo you’re going for, use whatever Oreo flavor to match it!
Here are a few flavor combination ideas that I think would be delicious to try out:
Red velvet cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, and golden Oreos.
White cake mix, French vanilla pudding mix, and birthday cake Oreos.
Chocolate cake mix, York dark chocolate peppermint pudding mix, and mint Oreos.
HOW DO YOU MAKE OREO PUDDING POKE CAKE?
This cake comes together so easily. With some simple layering and cake poking, you can have this cake ready to be devoured in just a few hours.
Make cake batter according to package instructions (or by whatever recipe of your choosing) and then pour into a 9×13 baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake in the oven at 350℉ for 30-35 minutes (or according to times on the back of the box).
After baked, allow the cake to cool for about 10 minutes then poke holes all over the cake 1 inch apart.
I use the back of a wooden spoon handle, but you can use whatever kitchenware that will give you nice holes.
For pudding filling:
Make pudding mix mixture according to the back of the box.
Pour mixture over the warm cake ensuring that the pudding goes into the holes.
Take a spatula and evenly spread out the rest of the pudding over the top of the cake.
For cake topping:
Evenly spread your cool whip or whipped topping over the top of the pudding layer.
Crush up 6-8 Oreos in a bag using a rolling pin then sprinkle the top of the cake with them.
Slice up the cake and serve! Make sure to keep the cake refrigerated if not serving.
HOW LONG DOES OREO PUDDING POKE CAKE LAST?
As long as it is covered tightly and refrigerated, it can last up to 3 to 4 days.
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Oreo Pudding Poke Cake
- 1 box (15.25 ounces) chocolate cake mix (I used Betty Crocker's Chocolate Fudge cake mix)
- (ingredients listed on cake mix box- eggs, oil and water)
- 2 boxes (4 ounces, each) Instant Oreo pudding mix
- 3 cups milk (2% or Whole)
- 1 tub (8 ounces) whipped topping (Cool Whip), thawed
- 6 Oreo cookies, crushed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- Prepare chocolate cake according to box directions. Bake as directed until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake for 10 minutes.
- Poke holes all over the cake, at least 1 inch apart with the handle of a wooden spoon or spatula.In a medium bowl, add both Instant Oreo pudding mixes and milk. Whisk until it's all combined and thickened. This will take about one minute or so. (It will be a little lumpy because of the Oreos in the pudding mix.)
- Pour pudding all over the warm cake; using the back of a spoon to spread it evenly all over the cake and gently pushing down into the holes.Spread the whipped topping evenly over the pudding. Then top with crushed Oreo cookies.
- Place cake in the refrigerator and let chill for at least one hour before serving.Cut into slices, serve and enjoy!
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2.8mg