I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Pudding Poke Cake

This time my Aunt made a “Poke Cake” using pudding instead of the gelatin. I have to say it was one of the moistest cakes that I have ever had, she did chocolate cake with chocolate pudding. I remember when I posted The Jell-O poke cake a few posts back it sparked a lot of memories for some. These recipes are just fun and meant to be shared.

Pudding Poke Cake
1 pkg. (2 layer size) cake mix (white, yellow or chocolate)

2 pkgs. (4 serving size) Jell-O chocolate instant pudding and pie filling (may also be creative with different flavors)
1 cup confectioners' sugar
4 cups cold milk

Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on package for 13x9 inch cake. Remove from oven. Poke holes at once down through cake to pan with round handle of wooden spoon (or poke holes with plastic drinking straw, using turning motion to make large holes.) Holes should be at 1 inch intervals. Only after the holes are made, combine pudding mix with sugar in large bowl. Gradually stir in milk. Beat with electric mixer at low speed for not more than 1 minute. Do not over beat. Quickly, before pudding thickens, pour about 1/2 of the thin pudding evenly over warm cake and into holes (This will make stripes in cake.) Allow remaining pudding to thicken slightly, then spoon over the top, swirling it to "frost" the cake. Chill at least 1 hour. Store cake in refrigerator.

Playing around with contrasting colors can be fun too. Such as; white cake with chocolate pudding, chocolate cake with vanilla pudding or a real pretty one is white cake with pistachio pudding.


Asha said...

Hi Julie,pudding cake looks wonderful.Poke cake,huh?:)) Sounds good,I will try.Thanks.

Marye said...

I remember these! LOL! thank you so much for posting the recipe!

Julie said...

Thanks Asha, its so easy and so moist you will love it.

Marye you are very welcome, it's fun to dredge up the past in this way.