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Oreo Poke Cake

Oreo Poke Cake

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Oreo Poke Cake is a rich and delicious cake that is incredibly simple to make. With a perfectly sweet filling, it’s packed with your favorite cookie flavors in every bite.

What Is A Poke Cake?

Poke Cakes are named for the holes that are poked into the top of the cake to allow wells of filling to be distributed throughout the cake.

They can be made out of any flavor of cake mix or sweet filling such as pudding or jello.

Oreo Poke Cake

Ingredients Needed To Make Oreo Poke Cake

Not only is this Oreo Poke Cake simple to make, but it also takes very few ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious dessert:

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Oreo Poke Cake on a white plate

For The Oreo Poke Cake

1 box Chocolate Cake Mix

Vegetable Oil

Eggs

2 pacakages Instant Oreo Pudding Mix 3.9oz Box

For The Topping

8 ounces Whipped Topping

12 Oreos

Chocolate Syrup

Poke Cake on a fork

How To Make Oreo Poke Cake

This Oreo Poke Cake is so simple to make, even the tiniest hands and the most inexperienced bakers can help out in the kitchen for this one. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a dessert the whole family will love.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9×13 baking pan with a light coating of cooking spray. Set aside.

Cake mix in a glass bowl

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Cake mix with added ingredients in a glass bowl

Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool, then using the handle of a wooden spoon poke holes over each inch of the cake. Set aside.

Baked chocolate cake with holes poked one inch apart across the top

In a medium bowl, combine the pudding mix and milk. Whisk together until smooth.

Oreo pudding mix in a glass bowl

Pour pudding over cake and spread evenly.

A plastic spatula spreading pudding mix over a baked chocolate cake

Refrigerate for one hour.

Spread the whipped topping over the pudding layer.

Top with crushed Oreos and serve.

Decorated Oreo Poke Cake

Tips And Tricks For Making Oreo Poke Cake

Let it cool. As yummy as this cake looks, you’ll have a hard time waiting for it to cool before you add the pudding mixture over the top. Trust me when I say to let it cool completely before you jump to the next step.

If you pour the pudding mixture onto a hot cake, it will absorb the pudding into the top layer of the cake and the holes that you poke in the cake will not fill like you want them to. You’re looking for a burst of Oreo pudding flavor in each piece of cake.

Get creative. I used Oreo pudding mix and Oreo crumbles for this recipe, but feel free to mix the flavors up with your favorite flavor of cake mix and pudding.

Play around with pudding flavors like strawberry, lemon, or even a fun flavor like pistachio paired with a white or yellow cake mix for a totally customized sweet treat.

Don’t crush too much. There are a few different ways you can crush up your Oreo topping to add to the top of this Poke Cake. If you are using a food processor, be careful not to turn your cookies into dust. Leaving some bigger chunks of cookie adds a great texture to this cake.

Oreo Poke Cake on a white plate with crumbs next to it

Can You Make Poke Cake Ahead Of Time?

Not only can you make it ahead of time, but it’s even better when you do! If you’re making this for a special occasion or just like having a sweet treat on hand, this is the perfect dessert for you.

The longer the cake has to chill, the more the flavors will meld and the better it will taste.

Can You Freeze Poke Cake?

Yep, you sure can! If you want to freeze part of this Oreo Poke Cake to save for later, you’ll need to portion out the part that you want to freeze and set it aside BEFORE you add the whipped topping.

If you freeze the whipped topping on top of the cake, it will make your cake soggy as it defrosts. Just pop the portion of the unfrosted cake in a freezer-safe container and save it for later.

When you get your next craving for Oreo Poke Cake, grab it from the freezer, allow it to defrost, and top it with whipped topping and Oreos. It will taste just as delicious as it did the day you baked it.

Finished poke cake with Oreos crumbled on top

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Oreo Poke Cake

Oreo Poke Cake

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Cool Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 28 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 packages Instant Oreo Pudding Mix 3.9oz Box
  • 8 ounces Whipped Topping
  • 12 Oreos Crushed
  • 4 ounces Chocolate Syrup Optional, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9×13 baking pan with a light coating of cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool, then using the handle of a wooden spoon poke holes over each inch of the cake. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the pudding mix and milk. Whisk together until smooth.
  • Pour pudding over cake and spread evenly.
  • Refrigerate for one hour.
  • Spread the whipped topping over the pudding layer.
  • Top with crushed oreos and serve.
Keyword Oreo Cake, Oreo Poke Cake, Poke Cake

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