Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake


Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake

Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake
1 square
3 Hr
25 Min

We've come up with a modern day way to serve up a classic dessert, and we're sure you're going to love it! Our Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake features everything you love about Boston Cream Pie, including yummy yellow cake, creamy filling, and a layer of homemade chocolate glaze. This easy poke cake will quickly become one of your favorites!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (15.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix, batter prepared according to package directions
  • 1 (4-serving size) package instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 ounce (1 square) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Add batter and bake according to package directions; let cool. 
  2. Using the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes about 1-inch apart all over top of cake. 
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk pudding mix and milk until slightly thickened. Pour mixture into holes and spread evenly over top of cake. Chill 1 hour. 
  4. To make Chocolate Glaze, in a medium saucepan over low heat, combine sugar, cornstarch, water, and chocolate; cook until chocolate is melted and mixture is thick and smooth, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Allow to cool, then spread gently over top of cake. Chill 2 hours or until ready to serve.


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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 15

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 228
  • Calories from Fat 76
  • Total Fat 8.4g 13 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g 12 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 3.6g 7 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 41mg 14 %
  • Sodium 237mg 10 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 34g 11 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1 %
  • Sugars 23g 0 %

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I keep saying NO MORE recipes but ha ha. Who am I kidding??? I NEED this one!!!

mix ingredients and spread on cake

Cocoa glaze 11/4 cups powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon soft butter 2 T cocoa 2-3 Tablespoons milk or water can warm liquid so will spread on cake 1 teaspoon vanilla

I found that you have to cook it for a while to get it thick for I thought mine wasn't going to thicken but as I cooked it more it did thicken.

I tried twice to make the glaze for this recipe. All I got was chocolate water. I had old cornstarch and an out of date bar of baking chocolate the first time. Today I bought all new ingredients for the glaze and still the same outcome. I stirred this on low for over 15 minutes both nights. What am I doing wrong?

Good morning and happy Monday! To see what was happening, we had the Test Kitchen make it this morning. The recipe was followed exactly as stated and in less than 5 minutes there was a thick, creamy delicious glaze. We suggest double checking that you're using a 1-ounce of chocolate and also double check that you're using the right amount of corn starch, as the corn starch is what causes it to thicken. Good luck! We hope the next batch comes out amazing.

Easy, I made a chocolate ganesh for the icing, very good.


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