The Pumpkin Spice Poke Cake is another suitable Holiday dessert idea. If you like anything pumpkin, you have to try this recipe!
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Pumpkin Spice Poke Cake
Some of you may have already seen this updated picture the other day. For those of you that haven’t, it was time to update this recipe from last year. Big difference, eh?
Of course with Fall in the air, this cake is getting lots of attention in bloggyland. I really should have updated this a month or two ago – before it got pinned and repinned bunches of times this year! Oops!
Here is the recipe.
- 1 box (15.25 oz.) spice cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
- 1 can (15 oz.) 100% pure pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
- 3 large eggs
- 2 boxes (3.4 oz. each) Jell-o brand pumpkin spice instant pudding mix
- 4 cups milk
- 1 tub (8 oz.) whipped topping, thawed
- Pumpkin candies
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Spray a 9x13-in. baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- Place the cake mix, pumpkin and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Mix on low speed with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Mix on medium speed for another minute or two or until the mixture looks well combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Level out with the spatula.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center tests clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool while you prepare the pudding mixture.
- Using the handle part of a wooden spoon, poke holes in the cooled cake. There is no set number of holes, but you want plenty of nooks and crannies for your pudding to fill.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the pudding mixes and milk. Whisk until the pudding mix completely dissolves. Pour the pudding over the cake - filling the holes as best you can. Level out the pudding and gently push pudding into the holes to fill. Cover your cake pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until the cake has cooled completely and the pudding is set up. Remove the cake from the refrigerator and spread the whipped topping evenly over the top of the cake. If desired, top with pumpkin candies to decorate. Store cake covered, in the refrigerator.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 337mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 5g
Originally published on October 3, 2013. Updated on April 24, 2021.