And I made a Pinterest-inspired “poke cake” with it!
For our Christmas Day family lunch, I was in charge of dessert, and thanks to a gift box of goodies from Pillsbury, I made cookies with @Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix, and… AND! I used the Pillsbury Moist Supreme Chocolate Cake Mix to make a “poke cake“!
People, let me tell you, a poke cake is a ridiculously divine and easy pudding and everybody enjoyed it!
The cake is baked in one sheet in a big flat oven dish, and when its cool you use a wooden spoon handle to poke nicely spaced holes in your cake- the more holes, the more pudding you will need!
Then you pour instant pudding- in the flavour of your choice- into the holes and over the top of the cake, and refrigerate it. When you’re ready to serve it you cover the top with whipped cream and serve!
So here’s mine. I baked the cake on Christmas Eve and refrigerated it, and by the way, I love how the different baking options are explained on the back of the box- sheet, cake pans and cupcakes with the baking times!
I mixed up the chocolate cake as per the instructions on the box,
and then poured it into my big, rectangular, well greased casserole dish, and baked it as per the instructions on the box.
Once it was baked, I allowed it to cool without taking it out of the dish, then used a wooden spoon to poke evenly-spaced holes in the cake (the following picture already has pudding poured over it).
Then you mix up a batch of instant pudding, and before it sets you pour it into the holes and over the cake. The more holes you make, the more pudding you’ll need- I needed almost two boxes of pudding for my cake!
I chose butterscotch flavoured instant pudding but chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, strawberry – any flavour would have gone well with the chocolate cake!