This is a yellow or white cake in which holes are poked after baking, and chocolate pudding is pored over it, making it look like it has stripes when it is cut.

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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for one 9x13 inch cake. Remove cake from oven. Poke holes at once down through cake to pan with the round handle of a wooden spoon. Holes should be at 1 inch intervals.

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  • Combine the pudding mix with the confectioners' sugar and gradually stir in the milk. Beat with an electric mixer at low speed for not more than 1 minute. Do not over beat. Quickly, before pudding thickens, pour about 1/2 of the thin pudding evenly over the warm cake and into the holes. (This will make the stripes in the cake.) Allow the remaining pudding to thicken slightly then spoon over the top, and spread to frost the top of the cake. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Variations

Yellow cake or white cake with butterscotch, pistachio, banana, coconut or vanilla pudding. Chocolate cake with chocolate, vanilla, or coconut pudding.

Nutrition Facts

286.7 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 54.4g 18% DV; fat 6g 9% DV; cholesterol 6.3mg 2% DV; sodium 494.2mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (122)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2004
I've tried three variations of this recipe...chocolate/chocolate, white/vanilla and yellow with vanilla and chocolate. (Make the puddings separately, each with half the powdered sugar and milk. Use the vanilla to pour in the holes of the warm cake. Use the chocolate to frost.) Very much like an extremely easy Boston Creme Pie. Definately on my "keeper" list! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2012
Husband loved it. Just a little too rich. Will try again with vanilla pudding next time. Read More
(5)
154 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 91
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2004
I've tried three variations of this recipe...chocolate/chocolate, white/vanilla and yellow with vanilla and chocolate. (Make the puddings separately, each with half the powdered sugar and milk. Use the vanilla to pour in the holes of the warm cake. Use the chocolate to frost.) Very much like an extremely easy Boston Creme Pie. Definately on my "keeper" list! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004
Very nice recipe! I used French Vanilla cake with choc pudding. Put one small box instant choc with 1c milk over the top of the cake. Then added another sm box choc pudding with 1c milk and 8oz of cool whip for the frosting. It is great! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2004
What a fantastic treat! Unlike some of the skeptics (who may just have too much time on their hands), I truly appreciate a recipe like this one - it's simple, quick, yet very delicious. I used white cake mix with pistachio pudding...didn't change a thing otherwise. My entire family LOVED it and it dissapeared in less than two days. Thank you so much Karin! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2008
Everyone loves this cake. Although I usually leave out the sugar - I just use chocolate pudding down the holes and "frost" the cake with a chocolate pudding/cool whip combo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2006
It doesn't get much easier than this! Although I do prefer the non-instant type pudding which works just as well but takes a little more time. There are many combo possibilities with this recipe - banana cake w/banana cream pudding chocolate/chocolate white cake/coconut pudding etc. Top w/whipped cream and you've got a super dessert! Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2003
This cake was very tasty and easy to make. I used white cake with banana creme pudding which makes a very good combination. I have only one problem with this cake. The cup of confectioner's sugar makes it way too sweet. I like sweet stuff as much as the next gal but next time I'll either half the sugar or leave it out completely. Otherwise this is a very nice cool refreshing dessert. And my cake wasn't gloopy either. It was at first but I put it back in the fridge for about another hour and it was fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2003
This was such an easy recipe and sooo yummy. And light tasting. I hate hate hate frosting and icing and never use it because I like my cakes lighter. This is a gooey almost wet-cake that is kind of difficult to serve to guests because it tends to fall apart as you are putting it in the serving dish but my sister and i basically put the pan in front of us with two spoons and ate ab out a quarter of it. It's best if it's refrigerated for several hours (if you can wait). Also I did not use any of the recommended sugar and it was sweet enough; I mixed each pudding package separately first the one pack with the 2 cups of milk and poured the thin pudding into the holes and allowed the cake to sit for about 10 minutes and then mixed the second pudding package with the milk and whipped until firmer...Also I used only one egg and two egg-whitess and only 1/4 cup of oil (instead of the 1/2) for the cake mix as it said on the box. I used Devil's food cake mix and vanilla pudding for the holes and banana pudding for the top... Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
Fantastic! I tried this recipe using vanilla cake mix and pistachio pudding. It was fantastic and I liked the idea of topping the cake with pudding instead of thick heavy frosting. This cake comes highly recommended. My family and I loved it. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2012
So many options with this recipe! Here is what I did: boxed pillsbury sugar free cake mix (made for diabetic) sugar free cheesecake pudding I omitted confect. sugar and just added a little more milk. Sugar free chocolate pudding with cool whip for frosting. I served with fresh strawberries/blueberries on top. Huge hit! Thanks for the start.:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2012
Husband loved it. Just a little too rich. Will try again with vanilla pudding next time. Read More
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