Boston Cream Poke Cake

I am on a BAKING kick right now, and I can’t stop. I’m having so much fun experimenting in the kitchen.

Recently, I decided to make a Boston Cream Poke Cake. My Oreo Pudding Poke Cake was so popular (and delish) that the hubby suggested doing a Boston Cream Version. Sounded good to me! Not only was this recipe so easy, but man, was it good. Tasted just like a Boston Cream donut (which is mine and my hubby’s FAV!)

If you like Boston Cream donuts, I promise you’ll like this easy recipe.

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4.5 from 2 reviews
Boston Cream Poke Cake
  • 1 box yellow cake mix (and cake ingredients)
  • 1 box french vanilla pudding (5.9 oz)
  • 1 box chocolate pudding (5.9 oz)
  • milk
  1. Make cake as directed in a 9x13 pan.
  2. Poke holes into cake using the end of a large wooden spoon while cake is semi-warm.
  3. Make French Vanilla pudding as directed. Wait a minute for it to thicken up a little more and pour over cake.
  4. Make Chocolate pudding as directed. Pour over cake as well.
  5. Refrigerate at least for 30 minutes and serve.

This cake is seriously so quick and yummy!

Let me know if you try it out. :)


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    Shantalle @ recently posted..Teacher Appreciation Day-Apple Brownie Cake PopsMy Profile

  2. 2

    YOU are VERY BAD for my WAISTLINE! this recipe sounds divine & is definitely being tucked away for future use. YUMMO!

  3. 3

    Looks Yummy. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    Holly Schilling :

    Sound yummy! I’ll have to try it after I do the oreo cake :)

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    oh yum!
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    On the boston cream poke cake are you using instant pudding or regular cook and serve pudding. Also do you let it cool or pour over cake while the pudding is still hot. thanks for your help

  8. 9

    that sounds amazing, had to pin it!
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    This pregnant momma really wants to make this….
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  10. 13

    This was so great! Took it to my in-laws for dessert and it was a huge hit, and so easy! It will definitely be my new go-to for potlucks and easy desserts. And even better the next day! Thanks so much for sharing!

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      Yay!! Love hearing that. I actually just ate a piece 5 minutes ago. I made it for a church function last minute because I usually have the supplies on hand and it’s quick. :)

  11. 15

    I am going to make this for my mother in law’s birthday tonight :] I am assuming you don’t put the instant pudding in the fridge like the directions say. You just prepare it and let it thicken a little and then pour it over?

    • 16

      Sorry – just saw this… and yes, pour it over after you’ve made it and stirred it for a minute or two. How did it turn out? Did she like it?

  12. 17

    Having your Boston Cream Poke Cake for our St Patty’s Day dessert tonight. Instead of using the chocolate pudding however, I found Duncan Hines chocolate “Amazing Glaze” to put on top. Can’t wait to dig in! Thank you :)

    • 18

      Hi Wendi! Thanks for the comment. Curious to know what you thought of your Boston Cream Poke Cake. Hope it was great. Your changes sounds delish! :)

  13. 19

    This looks so simple and yummy!! I am going to try it! Plus I pinned you on my interest food board :)
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  14. 21

    I am making this as I type! All my favorite ingredients!! It’s gotta be good! Thanks for sharing!

    • 22

      Hi Trish!! Curious what you thought of the cake… :)

      • 23

        This was SUPER Easy! Wonderfully light and Oh SO moist! My family loves it and after just making it last night, (I’m talking 9p.m.) It’s about 3/4 gone! This is something I will gladly make again, and again!! Thanks Lil Luna! I’m bookmarking your blog!!

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          YAY! So glad. It’s always fun to find a recipe the whole fam likes. Hope you can come back again. I have lots of recipes I’ve been working on. Have a great night! :)

  15. 25

    This looks great – I’m going to try it tonight, and if it is as yummy as it looks, I’m going to make it for our mission trip (50 high school kids – last year I made ACTUAL boston cream pies, which took a long time and were pretty messy).

  16. 26

    Found your recipe through pinterest – I just wanted to make a quick comment to show my appreciation. I made this yesterday for a fourth of july barbecue and it was perfect – cool, moist and tasty! Thank you for sharing!

    • 27

      Katie!! I LOVE hearing that. I made it on a whim and was so glad that it turned out okay (and yummy!!) I think if you like Boston Cream you will definitely like this dessert. So glad you guys did. :)

  17. 28

    Hi! This sounds perfect for my husband’s birthday! Just 2 questions, how deep do you poke the holes and how far apart do you poke the holes? And you leave it in the pan, right? Thanks!

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      Hi Jessica! Yes, I leave it in the pan and poke the holes like an inch deep about an inch apart. Does that help?

  18. 30

    So happy I came across this, I am not a fan of boston creme, (although this sounds delicious I will have to try it) but my hubby is. Can’t wait to surprise him with this cake for his birthday!

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    can this be done with regular vanilla pudding?

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    karen redcloud :

    did you use instant or cooked pudding?

  21. 33

    I pinned this a couple weeks ago and just went to make it…the recipe is no longer showing. Help!!

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