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)
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.
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!