Oreo Pudding Poke Cake

Jell-o Poke Cake has always been a New Year’s Day tradition for my family. My Mom would always make one for dessert that day. And the jell-o that my Mom used was almost always either raspberry or cherry jell-o in it. I normally like buttercream icing on my cake, but this is the one exception that I make. Because the cool whip on top of the poke cake is delicious! It just goes with it. So I don’t mess with it.

Now…I love cake. I love oreo pudding. Put the two together and I’m a happy camper! My sister actually emailed me a recipe that she came across that was for an Oreo Pudding Poke Cake. So when I saw it I knew that I had everything on hand so I made it.

Now the original recipe calls for a regular sized box of cake mix and two boxes of instant oreo pudding, but I wanted to half the recipe since I hadn’t made it before. And because having an entire Oreo Jell-o Poke Cake in my fridge wasn’t really the best idea.

[Adapted from this recipe]


  • one 9 oz box Chocolate Cake Mix (this is the box that makes 12 cupcakes or an 8 inch cake)
  • Ingredients needed to make cake (usually eggs, oil and water)
  • one (4 oz.) package of Instant Oreo pudding
  • 2 cups milk (2% or higher)
  • Crushed Oreo Cookies (optional)


Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on package. Bake in a well-greased 9×9 pan.


Start to make the pudding. In a medium bowl, add milk to the pudding mix and whisk until it’s a smooth consistency and the milk and mix are combined. Please note that it will be lumpy since there are oreo pieces in there.

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 (as seen above). Pour the pudding mixture over warm cake.


Allow the cake to cool for several minutes on the counter then put into the fridge to set up. About an hour.

I like to wait until the piece of cake is on the plate to top with Oreos, otherwise they’ll get really soft.

Top with Crushed Oreos and enjoy!

I thought that this recipe was pretty good! I think maybe the next time I may try mixing in some cool whip with the pudding mixture to “fluff” it up a bit, but it was good the way it was!

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  1. Ahhh – there is nothing wrong with a bit of Oreos on a cake 🙂
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