10 Decadent Poke Cake Recipes

By Jeanette Morelan on February 11, 2016

Known for its uber-moist texture and sinful sweetness, the traditional poke cake has been a southern favorite for years. If you’re as yet uninitiated to the “poke and pour” method, these trending poke cake variations will have you preheating the oven, pronto.


Banana Pudding Poke Cake

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Creamy banana pudding slathered on top of traditional yellow poke cake, then topped with crushed Nilla wafers and fresh banana slices. Woa.

The Country Cook


Oreo Puddin' Poke Cake

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Cookies n' creme Jello pudding elevates this chocolate cake to cool, creamy, cookie-laced perfection.

The Country Cook


Sinful Triple Chocolate Poke Cake

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This chocolate variation is bathed in hot fudge sauce and chocolate pudding, then finished with a decadent chocolate whipped cream. Sinful, indeed.

Beyond Frosting


Carrot Cake Poke Cake

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Carrot cake devotees, get a load of this masterpiece, practically drowning in sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese frosting.

Something Swanky


Boston Cream Poke Cake

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With a creamy middle layer and a chocolatey ganache topping, this unmistakable tribute to the famous pie is delicious in its own right.

Cincy Shopper


Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake

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The gooey goodness of this caramel-infused cake will leave no sweet tooth untreated.

Mom Loves Baking


Chocolate Poke Cake From Scratch

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This from-scratch variation takes no shortcuts, but trust us—every bite is worth the wait.

Spend With Pennies


Reese's Peanut Butter Poke Cake

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Submerge yourself into pure peanut butter and chocolate bliss with this heavenly, salty-sweet confection.

Six Sister's Stuff


Strawberry Jello Poke Cake

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Strawberry Jello lends a pretty pink hue to fluffy white cake, topped with Cool Whip and fresh strawberries.

Chef In Training


Pumpkin Caramel Cream Cheese Poke Cake

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In our opinion, pumpkin's always in season—especially combined with the rich additions of caramel and sweetened cream cheese.

Delightful E Made