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The Best Poke Cake Recipes

Looking for some of the best poke cake recipes? Then look no further! I’ve included 35 poke cake recipes that are not only simple to make, but they taste amazing!


Since I started this website 13 years ago, poke cakes have been one of my most favorite desserts to share. The first one I shared in 2011 was an Oreo Pudding Poke Cake followed quickly by Banana Pudding Poke Cake and Red Velvet Poke Cake. They are so much fun to create and it has been exciting to watch this 70’s style cake make a come back with all new recipes! One of the first poke cakes ever shared in the 70’s was the Jell-O Poke Cake and you’ll see I’ve shared a few of those below!

a collage of 12 photos of slices of poke cakes with text on the collage that reads "35 The Best Poke Cake Recipes".


To see any of the recipes, just click on the pictures below or click on the button below each picture that says “Read More” and that will get you there too. And if you are looking for more dessert recipes, be sure to check out my “Desserts” category page! Happy Baking! 

A serving plate with a slice of Reese's Peanut Butter Poke Cake with a fork holding a bite.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Poke Cake

A layered cake with chocolate cake, peanut butter pudding, hot fudge sauce, whipped topping and yummy Reese's peanut butter cups all chopped up with chocolate syrup.

A slice of homemade Twinkie Poke Cake on a white plate.

Twinkie Poke Cake

Twinkie Poke Cake is a yellow cake poked with marshmallow frosting then dusted with powdered sugar. It looks and tastes just like a Twinkie (but better!)

Best Banana Pudding Poke Cake recipe

Banana Pudding Poke Cake (+Video)

Banana Pudding Poke Cake is an easy dessert recipe made with cake mix poked with banana pudding, topped with Cool Whip and crushed Nilla Wafers! 

Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake recipe from The Country Cook

Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake (+Video)

Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake starts with a boxed cake mix with a deliciously sweetened cinnamon filling and topped with cream cheese frosting!

Red Velvet Poke Cake recipe

Red Velvet Poke Cake (+Video)

Red Velvet Poke Cake is made with red velvet cake mix with a creamy cheesecake filling and topped with whipped topping and crushed Oreos. 

Strawberry Jell-o poke cupcakes

Strawberry Jell-O Poke Cupcakes

Strawberry Jello Poke Cupcakes are so simple to make and so yummy. Just some cake mix, strawberry jell-o and some whipped frosting!

Butterfinger Poke Cake

Butterfinger Poke Cake (+Video)

Butterfinger Poke Cake starts with a boxed marble cake mix and is filled with a caramel sauce and topped with caramel whipped topping.

Pineapple Pudding Poke Cake

Pineapple Poke Cake (+Video)

This Easy Pineapple Poke Cake recipe is made with a boxed cake mix, pineapple slices, vanilla pudding, Cool Whip. Delicious!

Close up looking at a slice of Mint Chocolate Poke Cake with a bite removed.

Mint Chocolate Poke Cake

This Mint Chocolate Poke Cake is the perfect combination of mint and chocolate cake with a creamy chocolate pudding filling!

Coconut Poke Cake recipe.

Coconut Cream Poke Cake (+Video)

Coconut Cream Poke Cake starts with a boxed cake mix and is covered with a creamy and sweet cream of coconut filling and a coconut topping!

A slice of Black Forest Poke Cake on a small plate.

Black Forest Poke Cake

This easy Black Forest Poke Cake is the perfect combo of flavors. A chocolate cake oozing with cherry filling and a fluffy whipped topping!

Boston Cream Poke Cake recipe from The Country Cook.

Boston Cream Poke Cake (+Video)

This Boston Cream Poke Cake tastes just like the pie but in cake form! Easily made with a boxed cake mix, pudding and chocolate frosting!

A cake with a slice of Butter Pecan Poke Cake.

Butter Pecan Poke Cake

Every bite of this easy Butter Pecan Poke Cake is heavenly! A moist butter pecan cake with a luscious frosting and wonderful textures, it's truly incredible!

Close up looking at a single serving of strawberry poke cake with a strawberry on top.

Strawberry Poke Cake

If you like Poke Cakes, this Strawberry Poke Cake will be right up your alley. Made with only a few ingredients, this cake has tons of flavor!

A slice of homemade apple pie poke cake on a plate.

Apple Pie Poke Cake

Apple Pie Poke Cake is everything you love about an apple pie turned into a moist and delicious, easy-to make apple cake poked with caramel sauce and topped with Cool Whip and Heath bits.

Ultimate Lemon Poke Cake recipe

Lemon Poke Cake (+Video)

The Ultimate Lemon Poke Cake is made with lemon cake mix, lemon jell-o and topped with a delicious whipped lemon cream frosting!

A piece of Orange Creamsicle Poke cake being held over the baking dish with the rest of the cake.

Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake (+Video)

Enjoy a slice of fluffy Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake made with cake mix, jello, and mandarin orange slices to bring a pop of summer in every bite!

A plate holding a fork with a bite of poke cake and a slice of turtle poke cake next to it.

Turtle Poke Cake (+Video)

Turtle Poke Cake is a chocolate cake that is oozing with flavor, topped with frosting, nuts, and chocolate chips – making every bite delish!

Lemon Drop Cake recipe.

Lemon Drop Cake (+Video)

Lemon Drop Cake is easy to make but is for serious lemon lovers! Lemon cake mix poked with lemon sauce and topped with whipped lemon frosting.

Cherries in the Snow Cake recipe.

Cherries in the Snow Cake (+Video)

Cherries in the Snow Poke Cake is a super easy, pretty pudding poke cake. Cake mix, pudding, whipped topping and cherry pie filling! So good!

Bananas Foster Poke Cake recipe.

Bananas Foster Poke Cake (+Video)

This Bananas Foster Poke Cake starts with a cake mix with bananas and caramel added and topped with whipped cream and Biscoff cookies!

Almond Joy Cake recipe.

Almond Joy Cake (+Video)

Almond Joy Cake is an easy and delicious cake that is inspired by the Almond Joy Candy Bar. Chocolate cake mix with a creamy coconut topping!

Cherty Almond Poke Cake recipe.

Cherry Almond Poke Cake

Cherry Almond Poke cake is so easy and delicious! Made with a cake mix, maraschino cherries, cherry juice, cream cheese, and Cool Whip!

Pina Colada Poke Cake recipe

Piña Colada Poke Cake (+Video)

Pina Colada Poke Cake is made easy by using a butter boxed cake mix poked with cream of coconut. It's non-alcoholic. Topped with cool whip and coconut!

Oreo Pudding Poke Cake recipe from The Country Cook

Oreo Poke Cake (+Video)

Oreo Poke Cake is the recipe that started the poke cake rage! Chocolate cake mix, Oreo Pudding and whipped topping. So easy!

Lemon Raspberry Poke Cake recipe

Lemon Raspberry Poke Cake (+Video)

Lemon Raspberry Poke Cake is made with lemon cake mix, then raspberry jam is poked into the cake and topped with raspberry whipped cream!

Chocolate Poke Cake (+Video)

The Ultimate Chocolate Poke Cake is made with chocolate cake mix, instant chocolate pudding and topped with a whipped chocolate frosting!

Snickers Poke Cake recipe from The Country Cook

Snickers Poke Cake (+Video)

Snickers Poke Cake is a chocolate cake poked with holes, caramel sauce drizzled on top topped with whipped cream and Snickers candy bars!

closeup photo of a slice of hot chocolate poke cake topped with mini marshmallows on a white plate.

Hot Chocolate Poke Cake

Marshmallow fluff, whipped hot cocoa topping and moist chocolate cake make this Hot Chocolate Poke Cake the indulgent winter cake of your dreams!

Pineapple ELVIS PRESLEY Cake

Elvis Presley Cake (+Video)

This Elvis Presley Cake starts with a boxed cake mix and topped with an amazing pineapple glaze and the most delicious homemade frosting!

Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake

Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake (+Video)

Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake starts with a boxed cake mix and is topped with the most amazing blueberry sauce and a lemon curd whipped topping!

A plate with a slice of Peppermint Poke Cake with a fork holding a bite.

Peppermint Poke Cake

Rich chocolate, fudgy cake with marshmallow creme and whipped topping with chocolate sauce and crushed peppermint candies.

A dessert plate with a slice of Oreo cake.

Oreo Better Than Sex Cake

Every bite of this Oreo Better Than Sex Cake is heavenly. This soft chocolate cake has a creamy, chocolate frosting with a crunchy Oreo topping!

A plate of Pumpkin Poke Cake with perfect fall flavors.

Pumpkin Poke Cake

This easy Pumpkin Poke Cake tastes like pumpkin pie in cake form! The spice from the moist cake combined with the pumpkin filling makes this the perfect autumn cake!

Easy Carrot Pudding Poke Cake recipe

Carrot Poke Cake (+Video)

Carrot pudding poke cake is a boxed carrot cake poked with vanilla pudding and topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with graham crackers!

Close up of side of slice of poke cake showing pudding mixture thumbnail image

Baileys Chocolate Poke Cake

A deliciously boozy cake, this Baileys Chocolate Poke Cake is filled with a Baileys vanilla pudding and all topped off with a Baileys infused frosting!

Close up looking at a piece of Lime Jello Poke Cake with icing and sprinkles.

Lime Jell-O Poke Cake

Fluffy white cake with splashes of lime Jell-O and a delicious creamy frosting make up this super simple and fun Lime Jell-O Poke Cake!

Key Lime Poke Cake

Key Lime Poke Cake

This easy Key Lime Poke Cake is like a pie in cake form. Cake mix, lime jello, key lime pie filling and whipped topping are all you need!

A slice of red, white, and green Poke Cake.

Christmas Jell-O Poke Cake

Make this Christmas Jell-O Poke Cake with just a few ingredients and have something festive and special for the holidays without a ton of work!

A utensil holding a slice of Eggnog Poke Cake above the rest of the cake.

Eggnog Poke Cake

This holiday inspired dessert features an eggnog pudding in a vanilla cake with a whipped cream topping and sprinkled with warm spices.

A piece of Christmas Poke Cake on a plate.

Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake

A red and green festive poke cake with red velvet cake, vanilla pudding and whipped topping!

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