Friday, July 8, 2011

Oreo Puddin' Poke Cake

If you enjoyed the Jell-o Poke Cake then you are really going to enjoy this recipe. I have found that this cake is a hit with everyone. Especially the menfolk and the little ones. What isn't to love?  Pudding and cake all together in harmony.  World peace through can dream. This is an absolutely perfect weeknight dessert for the family and it is just so ridiculously easy to make that you can easily remember all the recipe ingredients when you go to the grocery store to pick up what you need.
Don't you hate when you do that?   You get to the store, realize you forgot the recipe, and can only remember half the things that were in it?  Drives me nuts because it's not like that is the only thing I gotta get when I go to the store.  I'm usually a pretty good list-maker...usually. I'm sure most of you who have smartphones don't encounter that problem but I'm still living in the dark ages here so, ya know, it's an issue for me.
1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
Ingredients needed to make cake (usually eggs, oil and water)
2 (4 oz.)packages of Instant Oreo pudding
4 cups milk (2% or higher)
Crushed Oreo Cookies (optional)

Make cake mix according to directions and bake in a well-greased 9x13 pan (I use the nonstick spray that has flour in it).  Just before cake is done, start making pudding. In a medium bowl, add milk to pudding mixture and continue to whisk until most of the lumps are removed.  Let pudding mixture sit for about 2 minutes.  You want it to thicken slightly so it isn't overly runny but not fully thickened into pudding.

When cake is finished, while still warm, poke holes all over cake (about 1-inch) intervals using a wooden spoon handle or a straw. 
Pour pudding mixture over warm cake, making sure to aim for the holes.
(Um, not easy to take a picture while you're pouring)
Spread it out with a spoon and gently push down on the pudding to help get it into the holes.
Then put the cake in the refrigerator to allow it to cool completely. About an hour.
Once it is set, top with crushed Oreo cookies. Keep cake refrigerated

Cook’s Note: Also, feel free to add whipped topping (Cool Whip) onto the top of the pudding later once the cake has cooled. Then top with crushed cookies.

Like this recipe? Be sure to check out the Boston Cream Poke Cake

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