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Get ready for your next birthday party or holiday get together with this super easy Oreo Poke Cake Recipe!

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!

oreo poke cake recipe

Box Cake Mix, Oreo Pudding, Cool Whip, & Oreos

This amazing Oreo dessert recipe is perfect for birthday parties, holidays, and really, any day of the week.

Devil’s Food Cake is made from a box cake mix, cooled, and gets holes poked right in the cake and then topped with instant Oreo Pudding.

After a quick chill in the fridge, Cool Whip is added and then topped with crushed Oreo Cookies. This is a chocolate lovers dream!

oreo cake

Ingredients + Variations

Box Cake Mix
A box cake mix makes this cake perfectly easy. Devil’s Food Cake is perfect for making the ultimate rich and chocolatey cake. But you can also use your favorite chocolate cake mix from Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker.

To take this cake from box mix to bakery quality, a few extra ingredients are mixed in – flour, sugar, sour cream, and butter.

Oreo Pudding
To make this cake a “poke cake”, instant Oreo Pudding adds in extra flavor and makes this cake extra moist!

Whipped Topping
Instead of a traditional buttercream frosting, this cake recipe is topped with Cool Whip for extra creaminess and ease.

Oreo Cookies
Oreo cookies are crushed and added right on top of the whipped topping right before serving for the flavor and crunch everyone loves – just like in our #1 No-Bake Dessert – Oreo Dessert!

how to make oreo poke cake

How to Make Oreo Poke Cake

oreo poke cake

  1. Mix Up The Box Cake
    After preheating your oven to 350 degrees, add the cake mix, flour, sugar, melted butter, sour cream, and milk to a mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed for two minutes.
  2. Bake
    Bake the cake for the time according to the back of the package.
  3. Cool
    Cool your cake until it’s warm to the touch
  4. Poke Holes
    Using a wooden spoon, poke holes evenly throughout the cake.
  5. Top with Pudding
    Mix up the Oreo Pudding according to the package directions. Allow to sit for 5 minutes and then pour over the top of your poked holes in the cake.
  6. Chill
    Chill the cake for 30-1 hour before adding whipped topping
  7. Add Whipped Topping
    Remove the cake from the fridge and spread thawed whipped topping over the cake to the edges.
  8. Break Up Oreos
    If you’re ready to serve, add Oreos now OR chill until ready to serve – adding the Oreos right before you’re ready to eat. Once ready to eat, break up the Oreos and add right over the cake. Serve immediately.

Tips for Success

  • Doctoring up a cake mix with the additional ingredients is key to taking this cake over the top
  • Use the handle of a wooden spoon to add the “poke” holes into the cake.
  • Add the pudding to the cake while it is slightly warm to allow it to really seep into the cake to make it extra moist.
  • It is much easier to add the cool whip to the cake when you chill the cake after adding the pudding.
  • Allow your Cool Whip to thaw completely before adding it to the cake. Give it a good stir before spreading.
  • Crush the Oreo Cookies by hand and add right before serving for extra crunch.
  • Like my No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake, this cake can be stored in the fridge, covered, for up to 3 days for best results and taste.

Easy Cake Recipes

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!
5 from 3 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 12 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 15.25 ounce box chocolate cake mix - Devil's Food is my preference
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 4.2 ounces each boxes Instant Oreo Pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk at least 2%
  • 1 8 ounces tub of whipped topping thawed
  • 1 14.3 ounce package Oreo Cookies

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the cake mix, flour, sugar, melted butter, sour cream, and milk to a mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed for two minutes.
  • Add cake to a 9x13 greased pan. Bake the cake for the time according to the back of the package.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on a rack until the cake is warm to the touch.
  • Using a wooden spoon, poke holes evenly throughout the cake.
  • Next, mix the Oreo Pudding according to the package directions. Allow to sit for 5 minutes and then pour over the top of your poked holes in the cake.
  • Chill the cake for 30 minutes to 1 hour before adding whipped topping
  • Remove the cake from the fridge and spread thawed whipped topping over the cake to the edges.
  • If you’re ready to serve, add Oreos now OR chill until ready to serve – adding the Oreos right before you’re ready to eat. Once ready to eat, break up the Oreos and add right over the cake. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Doctoring up a cake mix with the additional ingredients is key to taking this cake over the top
  • Use the handle of a wooden spoon to add the "poke" holes into the cake. 
  • Add the pudding to the cake while it is slightly warm to allow it to really seep into the cake to make it extra moist.
  • It is much easier to add the cool whip to the cake when you chill the cake after adding the pudding.
  • Allow your Cool Whip to thaw completely before adding it to the cake. Give it a good stir before spreading. 
  • Crush the Oreo Cookies by hand and add right before serving for extra crunch. 
  • This cake can be stored in the fridge, covered, for up to 3 days for best results and taste. 

 

Keyword: box cake mix, cake, cool whip, oreo, poke cake, pudding
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I can’t get over how easy and delicious this Oreo Poke Cake is! You’re going to love it!

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