Doctor up a simple cake mix, and fill it with flavor with these cake mix poke cake recipes. From chocolate to fruity, there is a flavor that everyone will love on this list.

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Believe it or not, you don’t have to follow the rules when it comes to making boxed cake mix. The cakes are pretty tasty when you go off-script, especially when you turn them into poke cakes. Poke cakes are made by poking holes into a baked cake. Then, a pudding, Jello, or sweet sauce is typically poured into the holes, filling them with all kinds of tasty goodness.

From classic poke cake fillings like Oreos and caramel sauces to fruity flavors like lemon and lime, there is no wrong way to make a poke cake. The recipes are excellent for a simple dessert, potluck, or BBQ with family and friends. No matter which poke cake you choose, there won’t be a crumb left in the pan!

Decadent Cake Mix Poke Cake Recipes

1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake

Chocolate and peanut butter are always a match made in heaven. Take this Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake, for example. The cake takes the classic flavors and mashes them up into one heavenly bite.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake is a chocolate cake with a smooth filling soaked into the holes and topped with a creamy whipped topping!
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2. Cannoli Poke Cake Recipe

Cannolis are an excellent dessert, but sometimes, you don’t have time to make them from scracth. That is where this Cannoli Poke Cake recipe comes into play. It features all the flavor of chocolate chip cannolies with the convenience of an easy poke cake recipe!

Cannoli Poke Cake Recipe
Cannoli Poke Cake Recipe
Love a good cannoli? This cannoli poke cake is for you! It’s made of vanilla cake soaked with sweetened condensed milk and covered in a topping that mimics the filling of a classic cannoli perfectly.
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3. Boston Cream Poke Cake

Swap out Boston cream donuts for this Boston Cream Poke Cake. The cake is similar to the donut, using rich, creamy pudding to fill all the holes. To recreate the signature flavors and look, we top it off with a rich chocolate ganache frosting. You may never go back to the donuts again!

Easy Boston Cream Poke Cake
Easy Boston Cream Poke Cake
Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake…yellow buttery cake filled with a French vanilla cream pudding and frosted with rich chocolate ganache frosting.
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4. Snickers Poke Cake

Be the talk of the town during your next gathering by bringing this Snickers Poke Cake to the table. Devil’s Food cake mix gets topped with caramel, whipped cream, and chopped Snickers bars for a mouthwatering bite. It’s the type of cake that will have everyone returning for seconds.

Snickers Poke Cake
Snickers Poke Cake is here to be the star of your next party! This easy poke cake starts with a box of devil’s food cake mix, then it gets topped with caramel sauce, whipped topping, and chopped Snickers bars. It’s sure to impress everyone who tries it, and no one will guess how effortless it was to make.
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5. Oreo Poke Cake

Oreos are always a good idea, especially when they’re used in this Oreo Poke Cake. Chocolate box cake is infused with Oreo pudding. Then, we top it with whipped cream and crushed Oreos for good measure. It will leave your guests practically licking their plates!

Oreo Poke Cake
This super easy Oreo Poke Cake Recipe is perfect for your next birthday party or holiday get together!
A chocolate box cake mix is doctored up with a few simple ingredients and then topped with Oreo pudding, whipped topping, and Oreo cookies for the ultimate easy cake recipe!
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6. Chocolate Poke Cake

The only thing better about chocolate? More chocolate! That is exactly the motto this Chocolate Poke Cake follows. The rich cake is filled with chocolate from top to bottom. It’s a true chocolate lover’s dream come true.

A slice of chocolate poke cake topped with chocolate chips on a plate.
Chocolate Poke Cake
If you love moist cakes and rich chocolate flavor, then you’ll love this chocolate poke cake recipe!
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7. Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake

The only thing better than chocolate cake is a Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake. The rich cake is filled with caramel and then with chocolate icing and pecans. It gives you all the best parts of the chocolate turtle candies in one scrumptious bite.

Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake
Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake
A delicious chocolate cake with holes poked in and caramel poured over that, then frosted with chocolate icing, topped with pecans
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8. Hot Chocolate Poke Cake

Transform your favorite warm beverage into a cake with this Hot Chocolate Poke Cake. The rich chocolate cake is filled with marshmallow fluff and topped with chocolate fudge, a hot chocolate whipped cream, and more mini marshmallows. It’s rich in the best way possible!

Hot Chocolate Poke Cake
Hot Chocolate Poke Cake
Hot Chocolate Poke Cake is the most decadent chocolate cake infused with marshmallow fluff, topped with chocolate fudge and hot chocolate…
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9. Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake

If cinnamon rolls are your breakfast of choice, you’ll fall in love with this Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake. It infuses all the flavors of classic cinnamon rolls, including the buttery cinnamon sugar filling into a tender cake. Toped with a rich cream cheese frosting, just like a classic cinnamon roll!

Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake
Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake
Dessert doesn’t get much better than Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake – tender white cake filled with buttery cinnamon-sugar filling and rich cream cheese frosting!
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Fruit-Filled Cake Mix Poke Cake Recipes

10. White Chocolate Raspberry Poke Cake

Impress your guest with this White Chocolate Raspberry Poke Cake. This recipe takes the traditional poke cake method and turns it up a notch by adding raspberry syrup and decadent white chocolate chips.

White Chocolate Raspberry Poke Cake
White Chocolate Raspberry Poke Cake
This easy poke cake recipe combines white chocolate filling and chips with delicious homemade raspberry syrup into a delicious cake recipe that’s perfect for your next party!
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11. Pina Colada Poke Cake

For those days when you’re dreaming of warm weather but can’t sit on the beach with a piña colada in your hand, make this Pina Colada Poke Cake instead. It takes all the best flavors of the refreshing drink and transforms them into a fluffy, moist cake. Don’t forget the cherry on top!

Pina Colada Poke Cake
Pina Colada Poke Cake
This Pina Colada Poke Cake is your favorite Pina Colada cocktail in delicious and easy poke cake form! You start with a box cake mix that is easily doctored up and you end up with this perfect and so easy dessert.
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12. Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

This Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is an excellent dessert, no matter the occasion. The fluffy white cake is baked and then filled with orange Jello and vanilla pudding. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tangy.

Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake
This Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is insanely delicious, moist and topped with whipped cream. The orange jello and vanilla pudding takes it…
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13. Cherry Poke Cake

Filled with cherry jello, whipped topping, and cherry pie filling, this Cherry Poke Cake is about to become one of your all-time favorite desserts. It’s simple but always makes for a tasty and pleasing dessert.

Cherry Poke Cake
Cherry Poke Cake
Cherry Poke Cake is a delicious dessert filled with cherry jello, whipped topping, and cherry pie filling. It’s simple and a crowd pleaser!
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14. Lime Jell-O Poke Cake

If you prefer lime over lemon, this Lime Jell-O Poke Cake will be an instant favorite. The simple white cake mix combines with lime jello to create a bright lime green color that’s so pretty. The sweet and tangy flavors will take your tastebuds on a wild ride in the best way.  

Lime Jell-O Poke Cake
Lime Jell-O Poke Cake
The perfect fluffy white cake with splashes of lime jello and a delicious creamy frosting make up this super simple Lime Jell-O Poke Cake!
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15. Peaches and Cream Poke Cake

Calling all peach lovers! This Peaches and Cream Poke Cake recipe has your name written all over it. Peach jello flavors the cake. Then, we add fresh peaches to maximize the fruity flavor. It’s perfect for summer and spring, especially when topped with vnailla ice cream!

Peaches and Cream Poke Cake
Peaches and Cream Poke Cake
Peach Poke Cake filled with sweet peach flavor & topped with cream cheese frosting and fresh peaches. Easy jello poke cake recipe for peach lovers!
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16. Strawberry Jello Poke Cake

Make this Strawberry Jello Poke Cake the next time you need a simple but impressive dessert. The light and fluffy cake is filled with strawberry Jello, making for a bright red effect when sliced. It will easily impress all of your guests, both in looks and taste.

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Strawberry Jello Poke Cake
Strawberry Jello Poke Cake is light and fluffy, filled with strawberry jello, and topped with Cool Whip for a delicious summertime treat!
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17. Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake

With one bite of this Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake, you’ll feel like you’re sitting on the beach. The fluffy cake is filled with coconut cream pudding and crushed pineapple mixture to create a refreshing flavor and soft texture.

Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake
This Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake is like a dessert staycation. It begins with a super simple vanilla cake that’s filled with coconut cream pudding and crushed pineapple mixture. After chilling, frost the top with whipped topping and sprinkled with toasted macadamia nuts and coconut to complete the flavor profile. Easy Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Poke…
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18. Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake

If you were a fan of those strawberry crunch ice cream bars as a kid, you’ll be all over this Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake. The recipe takes those nostalgic flavors and transforms them into a tasty poke cake that couldn’t be easier to make. It’s sweet from the strawberries, smooth from the Cool Whip, and crunchy thanks to the Golden Oreos.

A slice of strawberry crunch poke cake on a plate.
Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake
This pretty in pink Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake is a gorgeous spring dessert that's luscious with strawberries and topped with fluffy Cool Whip frosting and crunchy Golden Oreos.
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19. Lemon Poke Cake

Pucker up in the best way possible with this Lemon Poke Cake. The poke cake goes double duty on the lemon flavor, using both lemon cake mix and lemon pudding mix. The tangy lemon flavor is an excellent dessert to finish off any meal.

A slice of lemon poke cake on a plate.
Lemon Poke Cake
This simple lemon poke cake couldn't be easier to make. Lemon cake mix and lemon pudding mix combine forces to make a moist and fluffy sweet treat.
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20. Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Want to know the only thing better than banana pudding? Banana Pudding Poke Cake! It features a sweet yellow cake soaked with a pudding layer, infusing each bite with fruity goodness. Topped with a creamy layer of Cool Whip, it’s a dessert everyone is sure to love.

Banana Pudding Poke Cake
This banana pudding-soaked Pudding Poke Cake doesn't disappoint! Layers of yellow cake, pudding, and creamy Cool Whip makes this a favorite.
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Cake Mix Poke Cake Recipes for Seasons and Special Occcasions

21. Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake

When pumpkin season rolls around, you know this Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake has to be on the menu. Rich caramel fills the poked holes in this pumpkin spiced cake. Then, we top it with a smooth cream cheese frosting. It’s full of spice and has everything you love about fall all in one forkfull!

Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake
Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake!!  Made from a doctored up cake mix, filled with jarred caramel sauce and topped with an easy homemade cream cheese frosting – you're going to love this easy, moist cake recipe!
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22. Easter Poke Cake

Bookmark this cake for next Easter or anytime you want a fun spring dessert. As pretty as it is delicious this Easter Poke Cake features a white cake mix, French vanilla pudding, and Cool Whip. Simple yet decadent, it’s always a hit!

A slice of Easter poke cake topped with sprinkles on a plate.
Easter Poke Cake
This Easter Poke Cake is an easy Easter dessert that will wow your guests! It’s moist, delicious, and full of pretty pastel colors.
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23. Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake

Celebrate Memorial Day, the 4th of July, or just any day of the summer with this Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake. The dessert takes red and blue jello and combines them with a white cake mix to get the perfect colors for the holiday celebration.

Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake
This Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake is perfect for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or any patriotic occasion! The light, fluffy cake is infused with red and blue Jello for a fruity, colorful easy dessert!
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24. Snickerdoodle Poke Cake

Move over Snickerdoodle cookies; there is a new Snickerdoodle dessert in town! This Snickerdoodle Poke Cake has all the best flavors of the classic cookies in cake form. It’s loaded with cinnamon and sugar and has a nice and light texture you’ll love.

Snickerdoodle Poke Cake
Snickerdoodle Poke Cake — If you like snickerdoodle cookies, you’ll love the flavor of this snickerdoodle cake with the PERFECT amount of cinnamon!! Fast,
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25. Homemade Funfetti Poke Cake

You can never go wrong with a funfetti dessert, and this Homemade Funfetti Poke Cake is our go-to for every occassion. Easy to make, it’s simple, colorful, and perfect for everything from birthday parties to backyard barbecues, and holiday treats.

Homemade Funfetti Poke Cake
Homemade Funfetti Poke Cake
This homemade Funfetti poke cake is loaded with sprinkles, filled with vanilla pudding, and topped with creamy cake batter whipped cream!
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26. Peanut Butter and Jelly Poke Cake

There’s never a bad time for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, even when it comes to dessert! This Peanut Butter and Jelly Poke Cake features a sweet jelly fillint and fluffy peanut butter frosting. Every bite will transport you back to your childhood.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Poke Cake
Peanut Butter and Jelly Poke Cake
Reminiscent of your favorite childhood sandwich, this Peanut Butter and Jelly Poke Cake is an easy doctored up cake mix, filled with jelly and topped with a fluffy peanut butter frosting!
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27. Butterscotch Poke Cake

The next time you need to make a simple dessert but want something a little out of the box, go with this Butterscotch Poke Cake. The dessert uses a yellow cake mix and pokes holes in the cake to fill it with butterscotch pudding. A butterscotch frosting and butterscotch sauce top off the recipe for a decadent treat unlike anything else you’ve had before.

Butterscotch Poke Cake
Butterscotch Poke Cake
Butterscotch Poke Cake – The easiest cake recipe ever made with yellow boxed cake mix that is prepared and then holes are poked into it that are filled with butterscotch pudding and topped with butterscotch topping and a drizzle of butterscotch sauce.
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28. Caramel Apple Poke Cake

If you love eating caramel apples but don’t love the messiness that comes with them, try making this Caramel Apple Poke Cake instead. Like a good caramel apple, this cake is all about the layers. You taste apple pie, fluffy white cake, caramel, butterscotch, and more with each and every bite.

Caramel Apple Poke Cake
Caramel Apple Poke Cake
Talk about ooey gooey goodness!!! You won’t believe how easy and delicious this Caramel Apple Poke Cake is. Bring on the layers…apple pie filling, white cake mix, caramel sundae topping, butterscotch pudding icing and pecan bits.
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