Easy and delicious! This pudding poke cake recipe is going to be your go-to for summer desserts and family gatherings. You’ll use crushed Oreos and real berries for the tasty topping. Customize it with your favorite cake and pudding flavors. The whole family will love it!
I’m having so much fun with flavored Oreos these days! First there was the Cinnamon Bun cookie bars – then there was the Fruity Crisp dessert. Now we’re doing a yummy pudding poke cake recipe with Blueberry Pie Oreos! Which, when when you open the package, will release the tastiest smell. You’ll want to start stuffing the Oreos in your mouth instead of putting them in the cake, but don’t do that – it will be worth it to wait.
I absolutely love easy desserts that everyone is guaranteed enjoy, and this is that dessert. A little cake mix, a little pudding, and some cookies . . . the whole family is going to love it. I promise. This is going to be your go-to dessert recipe!
You might have a few questions about this recipe, so I’m going to answer the most commonly asked ones below before diving in.
What is a Poke Cake?
When I first heard the term I thought it was a little strange myself! But it’s a cake that you bake and then literally poke holes in with the end of a spoon or spatula. The idea is that you add Jello or pudding to the top of the baked cake, it seeps into the holes, and then you add frosting or Cool Whip over the top.
The cake is then refrigerated and the Jello or pudding makes it moist and very delicious. You really can’t ruin this cake recipe and there are so many different combinations that will tickle your tummy. It’s a perfect dessert to bring to a party because it’s really easy and everyone loves it. And you don’t have to worry about your cake baking skills because with the Jello or pudding, it’s a guaranteed win.
Can I Use a Different Cake Mix?
Absolutely! You aren’t locked into any cake mix (or pudding, for that matter) for this poke cake recipe. Here are some poke cake combinations you should consider:
- Chocolate cake with vanilla pudding
- White cake with pistachio pudding
- Devil’s food cake with butterscotch pudding
- Banana cake with vanilla pudding
- Yellow cake with chocolate pudding
- Spice cake with gingerbread pudding (for the holidays!)
It’s really all about how creative you want to get. It’s hard to find a combination that isn’t tasty – trust me.
Can You Use Different Cookies?
Of course. I crumbled Oreos on my dessert because I saw the blueberry flavor and – since blueberry is my fave – I had to try them. They add such a fun summer flair to this poke cake. Having said that, you can crumble any type of Oreos on the top, or other cookies for that matter. Oreo has so many fun flavors that are always coming and going, so it’s my go-to cookie for the top.
Are you ready to get the recipe? Read on to find out how to make this yummy pudding cake!
Oreo Pudding Poke Cake Recipe
- 1 small box Jiffy cake mix (9 oz)
- 1 egg
- 8 Blueberry Pie Oreos, coarsely crushed
- 1 small box white chocolate pudding (3.3 oz)
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup fresh blueberries (or other berries)
Bake the cake according to package directions for an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 square baking pan. Remove from oven and let set for about 10 minutes. Poke holes into cake with the handle of a wooden spoon.
Mix the pudding and milk; let set for 2 minutes. Pour into holes of the cake. Place the remaining pudding and the cake into the refrigerator for about an hour.
Remove from refrigerator and top with remaining pudding. Sprinkle with half of the blueberries and the crushed Oreos. Add remaining blueberries.
Cut into slices and serve! You can get the printable poke cake recipe here:
Delicious Oreo & Pudding Poke Cake
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake cake according to package directions using an 8 × 8 or 9 × 9 square baking pan.
- Remove from oven and let set for about 10 minutes. Poke holes into cake with the handle of a wooden spoon.
- Mix pudding and milk; let set for 2 minutes. Pour into holes of the cake. Place the remaining pudding as well as the cake (covered) into the refrigerator for about an hour.
- Remove from refrigerator and top with remaining pudding mix. Sprinkle with half of the blueberries and the crushed Oreos. Add remaining blueberries.
- Cut into slices and serve. Refrigerate while not serving.
Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. This recipe is absolutely perfect for a family gathering or summer party/picnic. It’s a challenge to find someone that doesn’t love it. I’ve tried!
If you enjoyed this recipe, these chocolate strawberry Oreo brownies also use cake mix and cookies. Just click the image below to get the recipe.