Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Lemon vanilla poke cake

Hi everyone!

Poke cakes are so easy.  You can create just about any variety of combinations to make an awesome dessert for parties and family treats.

I made a basic poke cake today because hubby and I were looking for something not rich but a dessert to compliment our dinner. Light and refreshing to satisfy our sweet tooth and not be too rich or overpowering.  This was a good choice .

1 box lemon cake mix baked according to directions.
2 pkgs. vanilla instant pudding
4  cups cold milk
1- 8 oz. Cool Whip or store brand topping

In a 13x9 inch baking pan bake cake according to directions.

 While cake is baking mix vanilla pudding and milk together using a wire whisk.  Set aside.

When baked remove from oven and poke holes immediately into cake with either the end of a wire whisk or a wooden spoon.  Let cool to at least warm. It  does not have to be completely cooled.  It will be fine.  Pour pudding onto cake making sure to get as much as you can get into the holes.  Any pudding left place on top and spread.

  Refrigerate until completely cooled and top with cool whip or desired topping or you can eat it as is.

 Yummy dessert and so many variations of it you can make.  Just add what your family like to the pudding or use another flavor pudding. Chocolate chips or coconut or use lemon pie filling or another flavor you choose.  It's a great take with you cake.  Everyone likes this cake.  

*** Note: An idea would be flavor it with almond and add some toasted almonds to top and you'll have a great Almond torte cake.  

**This is the way the cake will look after the holes are poked into it.
 I used the base of my whisk to make my holes because I wanted lots of pudding to seep in those holes.

If you are using jello you can use the end of a wooden spoon or straw.  Jello is lighter and will seep through the cake easier. Follow instructions on package of jello for exact amount.

Happy Baking! Enjoy!

From my kitchen to yours,

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