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Apr 06 2017
10 months ago
5:04 PM MST

Easy Boston Cream Poke Cake Recipe

Apr 06, 2017 @ 5:04 PM MST
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Boston Poke Cake

Looking for a YUMMY and EASY dessert everyone will love?

Then you should try this creamy Boston Cream Poke cake. It’s super simple to make, and would also make an excellent addition to your next potluck or party because you cannot ever go wrong with cake and pudding topped with rich chocolate ganache!

This is also great way to upgrade a basic yellow cake mix in your pantry, but feel free to use the same idea with a from scratch cake and pudding mixture, if desired.

Boston Cream Poke Cake

Recipe from , serves 10-12


  • Yellow Cake Mix {Plus Ingredients to Bake Mix}
  • 2 (3.4 oz.) Packages Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 4 Cups Cold Milk
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream


  • Grease a 9×13 baking dish and bake cake according to package instructions.
  • Once cool, poke the cake with end of a wooden spoon around entire surface.

  • Whisk together milk and pudding.
  • Pour pudding over the top of cake and spread evenly.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • To make ganache frosting, heat cream and simmer in a small saucepan on the stove until bubbles form.
  • Place chocolate chips in a mixing bowl, pour hot cream over chocolate, and whisk together until smooth.
  • Pour chocolate over pudding mixture and spread evenly with the back of a spoon, and serve.
I’ve made Boston Poke Cake a few times and it’s always a big hit!

This is the kind of dessert that gets even better the next day! So YUMMY. Also, it’s so simple the kids can easily help make it and help ya lick the spoon! 😜

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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