Poke Cake Recipes

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Coconut Poke Cake

Rating: 4.65 stars
White cake soaked in sweet creamy coconut milk and smothered in whipped topping and flaked coconut. A real treat for those with a sweet tooth.

Lemon Poke Cake II

Rating: 4.65 stars
This is a moist lemony cake. It is called a poke cake because you poke holes in it to absorb the glaze. If you want, you can serve this with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.

Poke Cake III

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is a delicious cake that is really tasty. Poke holes in a white cake, pour fruit flavored gelatin over that, then top it off with cherry pie filling and whipped topping.

Refreshing Limoncello Cake

Rating: 4.13 stars
This is a perfect ending to an Italian dinner! A favorite of my family's, this recipe was born as we were trying to figure out how to incorporate our bottles of imported limoncello into a yummy dessert. It's our adult twist on the always refreshing lemonade cake (and surprisingly guilt-free!).

Best Ever Pina Colada Cake

Rating: 5 stars
Amazingly simple piña colada poke cake - so flavorful and delicious!

Pudding Poke Cake

Rating: 4.38 stars
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.

How to Make Tres Leches Cake

Rating: 4.7 stars
Tres leches cake is a cake soaked in a sweet milk syrup and topped with whipped cream. If you want to get really fancy, spoon some diced strawberries and syrup over the cake. It's really moist, delicious, and simple.

Triple Berry Cheesecake Poke Cake

Rating: 5 stars
Poke a classic yellow cake and fill with homemade berry sauce before topping with a tangy, delicious no-bake cheesecake! This cake is best made the day before, which makes it great to bring to all those summer potlucks!

Butterfinger® Cake

Rating: 4.44 stars
Bake a devil's food cake. Poke holes in it and pour on a can of sweetened condensed milk, a jar of hot fudge, and a jar of caramel. Then top it with Cool Whip® and 2 crushed Butterfinger® bars.

Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Rating: 4.56 stars
A moist, yummy cake that tastes just like banana pudding! Add some sliced bananas, dipped in lemon juice to prevent browning, layered on top of the whipped topping. Great for potlucks.

Jell-O® Poke Cake

An old Southern recipe passed down through my grandmother. You can vary the flavor of gelatin used in order to get a specific color for any holiday, e.g. lime for St. Patrick's day. You can top this cake with berries, sprinkles, or any topping of your choice.

Strawberry Delight Cake

Rating: 4.79 stars
This strawberry cake is really sweet but oh-so-good! Make it at least 2 days in advance. It gets moister the longer it sits.

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Tiramisu Poke Cake

Rating: Unrated
White cake is poked and topped with a coffee-flavored sweet drizzle and then a cream cheese frosting in this decadent tiramisu poke cake. Can be made up to 2 days in advance of serving.

Poke Cake I

Rating: 4.52 stars

A classic! Easy, easy, easy and tasty, tasty, tasty.