Boston Cream Poke Cake Recipe

Servings: 12 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

This poke cake recipe is similar to Boston Cream Pie, but it’s much easier to make!


  • 1 box yellow cake mix + additional ingredients as directed on the package
  • 2 boxes instant vanilla pudding (3.4 oz)
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips, 12-ounce bag
  • 1/2 cups heavy cream


  • In a 9×13-inch baking pan, make the yellow cake according to package directions. Allow cooling fully.
  • After the cake has cooled, use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over it.
  • While the cake cooled down, in a large mixing bowl, combine the instant pudding, vanilla, and milk extract.
  • Pour the pudding evenly over the cake before it has a chance to thicken and harden.
  • Chill for one hour in the refrigerator.
  • Make the chocolate ganache once the cake has chilled. Place chocolate chips in a heatproof dish and heat cream on the stovetop over low heat until it begins to boil.
  • To soften the chocolate chips, pour hot cream over them and let them aside for 5 minutes. Allow cooling for 10 minutes after stirring until smooth.
  • Smooth the chocolate over the cake using a spatula. Before slicing and serving, Chill for at least 3 hours before serving. Enjoy!
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