Just when you thought your love of Oreo couldn't get any better, along comes this amazing Oreo Poke Cake. Oreo flavor in a cake and on top? Yes, please!
I'm an Oreo fanatic. I could literally eat Oreos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and NEVER get tired of them. But I will admit that having a variety of Oreo recipes makes that quite nice. I love being able to taste Oreo when I bite into this poke cake recipe and I can assure you that every single bite is loaded down with flavor.
I fell in love with poke cakes about 5 years ago when I realized how truly simple they are to make. To be honest, they're one of the moistest cakes, ever and make certain that every bite has a ton of flavor and taste.
One of the biggest reasons that I love making Oreo Poke cake is because it starts using a boxed cake mix. I can't tell you how much time this saves me when I'm trying to make a recipe for family and friends!
This is why I always keep a variety of cake mixes in my pantry because it's such a simple baking hack!
Oreo Poke Cake
As you can tell from looking at the pictures of this Oreo cake recipe, it's no secret that this simple cake recipe contains a ton of Oreo taste and flavor.
The cake itself literally looks like a giant Oreo! (and the topping on top makes me crave more of that creme filling and taste!)
Don't forget to save some Oreos to crumble on the top to really set the sweetness overboard. (and if you have to put some behind before you get starting, do so because I find myself snacking while I'm making this poke cake recipe and sometimes there is none left!)
Ingredients Needed to Make Poke Cake from a Boxed Cake Mix
- chocolate cake mix
- vegetable oil
- Oreo pudding mix
- cold milk
- whipped topping
- Oreo cookies, crushed
- Optional: Chocolate Syrup for garnish
How do you know when a cake is done baking in the oven?
You're going to treat this chocolate poke cake just like you would any cake. Bake it for the time suggested on the printable recipe below and then do the toothpick trick and make certain that the center of the cake is done.
The center of the cake is where you want to make certain to test because it's going to be the last place that will cook out of the entire cake.
All you need to do is insert your toothpick into the center of the cake and see if it comes out clean. If it does, the cake is done baking and needs to be removed. However, if it's not done baking, you'll want to continue to bake it for a short time so that the entire cake is ready.
Tips for Making this Poke Cake with Oreos Recipe
Even though this recipe isn't hard to do, there are a few tips to keep in mind when making this cake.
The first is that you want to be certain that you bake the cake completely before poking in the holes. They will have the cake be a bit sturdier when you're adding the holes and offer better separation when you're adding in the filling.
You're also going to want to space out the holes so that when you add the filling, it doesn't all run together and make a big pool in the middle of the cake. Every couple of inches or so should be a good place to poke a hole.
Remember to not poke a hole all the way through the cake, either as that might cause it to run out of the bottom! You're trying to make it so that the filling stays inside the cake so that the person eating it gets some in every single bite.
Don't skip out on putting the cake in the fridge to rest either. This cake is meant to be served chill and will have a wonderful flavor proving just that!
Tips to Vary up this Easy Poke Cake Recipe
You can really do whatever you want with this poke cake recipe to make it taste a bit different. Some people choose to add more frosting to the top instead of whipped cream but that is really up to you and your preference.
I like to add the whipped cream because it keeps the texture of the cake nice and light. To me, since it's a cold cake, I just imagine it being a lighter cake with a lighter frosting. I also think that adding frosting to this cake might make it too sweet which is why I don't do that.
But if you like sweetness, go for it! You can even sprinkle on some chocolate chips on the top, too! Whatever your taste buds want, go for it!
Can you freeze poke cake?
You can but you'll notice a potential difference in the texture once you unthaw it. The flavor and the taste will still be the same but it might be hard to get that creamy texture back from the filling that is down in the holes of the cake.
What are fun ways to share this poke cake recipe?
You can easily use this poke cake recipe in a few different ways. The first would be to make it and eat it all yourself. (No worries, no judgment from me!)
The second would be to bake and share with family and friends. This is the perfect dessert recipe for a fun and unique birthday cake or a tasty treat to share during the summer months with family and friends
I've even made this cake with the vanilla Oreos and used a white cake mix and I loved the flavor of that, too! And we all know Oreo is known for releasing funky and fun flavors of Oreos like carrot cake and red velvet cake so you can use those boxed cake mixes and make some of those flavors of poke cake, too!
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Oreo Poke Cake
- 1 box chocolate cake mix, or whatever kind you prefer
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 2 pkgs (3.9 oz) instant Oreo pudding mix If pkg is 4.2 oz add an extra ¼ cup of milk
- 2 cups cold milk
- 1 pkg (8 oz) whipped topping
- 12 Oreo cookies, crushed
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9x13 inch baking pan with a light coating of cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs.
- Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow the cake to cool, then using the handle of a wooden spoon poke holes over each inch of the cake. Set aside.
- Refrigerate for one hour.
- In a medium bowl, combine the pudding mix and milk. Whisk together until smooth.
- Pour pudding over cake and spread evenly.
- Until as smooth as possible.
- Spread the whipped topping over the pudding layer.
- Place cookies in a resealable bag and tap with mallet until pieces are the size you desire. Top cake with crushed Oreo’s.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Enjoy every bite.