Poke cakes are a quick and easy dessert that anyone can make. They are made with simple ingredients and can be made in any flavour you can imagine, from fruit flavoured, to chocolate and everything in between. One cake will usually serve between 12 and 16 people, so they are a great choice when you want dessert for a crowd. Poke cakes will become your new favourite cake, perfect for any season and occasion.
- Fruity Poke Cakes
- Pineapple Poke Cake
- Orange Poke Cake
- Raspberry Poke Cake
- Lemon Pudding Poke Cake
- Chocolate Poke Cakes
- Black Forest Poke Cake
- Hot Chocolate Poke Cake
- Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake
- Holiday Poke Cakes
- Eggnog Poke Cake
- Rainbow Poke Cake
- Funfetti Birthday Poke Cake
- Equipment and Supplies
- Poke Cake Fillings
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Poke cakes, with their endless flavour combinations and simple ingregredients, are one of the easiest cakes you can make.
To make a poke cake you only need three things; a cake, a filling, and a topping.
You can choose to bake a cake from scratch, use a box cake mix, or even buy a plain, unfrosted sheet cake from your local grocery store or bakery.
The filling for poke cakes can be as easy as mixing a box of flavoured gelatin with water and pouring it in the holes, or you can use pudding, fruit curd, chocolate or caramel sauce, or any other pastry filling you can imagine.
To top the cake choose frozen whipped topping, homemade frosting, fresh whipped cream, or a tub of store-bought icing.
You can choose to decorate poke cakes, if you wish, with things that complement the flavours of the cake you made, such as chopped nuts, toasted cocount, chocolate shavings, candy sprinkles, fresh fruit or chocolate sauce. Or you can simply serve the cake as is.
No matter the flavour of the poke cake, they are alwasy delicious with a side of whipped cream or ice cream.
Most poke cakes will serve between twelve and sixteen people, making them perfect for serving a crowd. These quick and easy desserts will become a favourite.
Fruity Poke Cakes
Fruity poke cakes are perfect when you want a lighter dessert.
They can be filled with jello, pudding, fruit curd, or pie filling. They are especially delicious when you have fresh seasonal fruit to serve them with, such as berries, orange slices, or pineapple.
Fruit filled poke cakes can be tangy or sweet, depending on the flavour you choose, and they are the perfect way to finish a heavier meal or to take to a summer BBQ.
Chocolate Poke Cakes
Chocolate poke cakes are rich, decadent, and delicious.
Go crazy and and make a triple chocolate poke cake with chocolate cake, filling and topping, or go a little more subtle by topping it with whipped cream and fruit.
One of our favourites is the hot chocolate poke cake which is filled with marshamallow cream and finished with a fluffy, light chocoalte whipped topping.
Holiday Poke Cakes
Poke cakes are great for any occassion, including holidays.
One of our favourites is the eggnog poke cake, which is made with spice cake and eggnog pudding and decorated with crunchy sugared cranberries. It is a cake that combines all the delicious flavours of the Christmas season into one tasty dessert.
Rainbow poke cake is the perfect cake for any holiday as you can change the theme of the cake simply by changing the colours. This cake is also ideal for sports themed parties.
Equipment and Supplies
There are very few supplies you need to make a poke cake.
You will just need regular, kitchen baking supplies, which you likely already have, plus the ingredients.
Wooden spoon – The round end of a wooden spoon is the perfect tool for making the holes in the poke cake. It is large enough to allow thicker fillings, such as pudding and fruit curd to fill the cake. If you don’t have a round-end wooden spoon, the wide end of a chopstick often works well.
Cake Mix – The simplest poke cake comes from starting with a boxed cake mix. These come in endless flavours, so you can easily find one to suit the type of cake you want to make. Vanilla, chocolate, or white cake are the most popular, but you can use anything you like.
Instant pudding – One of the quickest, and most flavourful fillings comes from a a box of instant pudding. Just like cake mixes these come in endless flavours, so you can truly get creative in making your cake.
Poke Cake Fillings
Try some of these delicious, homemade fillings for your next poke cake!