Boston Cream Poke Cake

(Last Updated On: August 3, 2020)

Boston Cream Poke Cake: Super moist cake, topped with a fudgy chocolate frosting. All the flavor of a Boston Cream Pie with none of the work.

Boston Cream Poke Cake

A traditional Boston Cream Pie consists of a layered cake with pastry cream, and chocolate frosting.

This Boston Cream Poke Cake recipe tastes even better, and hardly requires any work at all!  No praying to the Cake Gods that your layer cakes come out, or stirring pastry cream required.

Boston Cream Poke Cake

It starts with a box mix and some pudding, but turns out incredible.It is big on tastes, but small on time! Finally, the Boston Cream Poke cake is slathered with a super fudgy chocolate frosting!



Boston Cream Poke Cake

This cake is perfect for potlucks, or even birthdays.



Boston Cream Poke Cake

Super moist cake, topped with a fudgy chocolate frosting. All the flavor of a Boston Cream Pie with none of the work.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword boston cream poke cake, boston cream poke cake recipe, how to make boston cream poke cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 Slices
Calories 410kcal
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For the Cake

  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix Plus Ingredients Called For on the Box
  • 1 3.5 oz. Box Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 2 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1 14 oz. Can Sweetened Condensed Milk

For the Frosting


For the Cake

  • Bake cake in a 13x9 inch pan according to the box directions.
  • While cake is baking, whisk pudding and whole milk. Let stand for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Then, whisk in sweetened condensed milk.
  • When cake is done baking, poke holes in it using the handle of a wooden spoon.
  • Pour pudding mixture evenly over the cake. Cool cake completely.

For the Frosting

  • In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Stir in cocoa powder.
  • Pour in boiling water, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  • Gradually add in powdered sugar a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Evenly spread frosting over cake. Store in the refrigerator.


Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 73g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 1mg
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Boston Cream Poke Cake adapted via Diary of a Recipe Collector

Boston Cream Poke Cake Tips:

  1. It is okay if your pudding mixture is thinner than typical pudding. It will thicken up after refrigerating.

Boston Cream Poke Cake

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