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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!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: box cake mix, cake, cool whip, oreo, poke cake, pudding
Servings: 12 people
Cost: 10


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.