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Easy Oreo Poke Cake Recipe

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Easy Oreo Poke Cake Recipe

This Easy Oreo Poke Cake Recipe is perfect for potlucks, birthdays and really any get together. If you love cookies n’ cream, Oreos and chocolate cake then this is the dessert for you. It’s a fabulous party food choice and did we mention how delicious and easy it is to make?!  oreo poke cake slice top down image

This is one delicious cake to put together for any occasion. It’s moist and flavourful chocolate cake layered with vanilla pudding and Oreo cookie crumbles and finished with a stabilized whipped cream topping and yes more Oreo cookie crumbles. 

Check out our other delicious poke cakes and recipes likes the ones below.

Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake

Lemon Poke Cake with Whipping Cream

Semi-Homemade Chocolate Coconut Poke Cake


Until a few years ago I hadn’t even heard of poke cakes and now I’m slightly obsessed with them. So many variations that the delicious possibilities are endless. The name does get right to the point though, poke cake because you poke holes in the cake so that whatever filling you’re using whether it’s pudding or something else sinks into the cake via the poked holes. 

easy oreo poke cake, full cake in a glass pan

The cake absorbs the pudding and once the cake has been chilled the pudding thickens into the cake make it super moist and delicious. Once the cake has been chilled then you can put whatever toppings you want on the cake. For us we started with a stabilized whipped cream. 

Cake slices and pan in the corner


One thing to think about for your poke cake is how deep you want to poke the holes into the cake. Do you want there to pockets of the lemon curd (or pudding) throughout the cake or do you prefer to have it so it’s more of an evenly dispersed layer throughout the cake?

pudding being poured into the holes of the cake

If you want pockets of vanilla pudding goodness throughout the cake make the holes deeper, at least halfway down the cake. For a more evenly dispersed layer then make the holes more shallow, no more than 1/3 down the cake. 

PIN this Oreo Poke Cake with Vanilla Pudding!

This Easy Oreo Poke Cake Recipe is perfect for potlucks, birthdays and really any get together. If you love cookies n' cream, Oreos and chocolate cake then this is the dessert for you. It's a fabulous party food choice and did we mention how delicious and easy it is to make?! 

Can you use other flavours of pudding?

Of course you can but then remember that it won’t necessarily be a cookies n’ cream flavour if you do. For those of you in the U.S there’s an Oreo pudding mix which of course would be perfect for this. Sadly I have not yet seen this pudding mix in Canada. You could also make it with a vanilla cake and chocolate pudding, a reverse Oreo lol. 

Check out our recipe video:


The vanilla pudding keeps this chocolate cake very moist and the Oreo cookies just add to that delicious and crunchy cookies n’ cream flavour. 

cake slice with bottles of milk with straws in them in the background

Now let’s get to this delicious recipe shall we?

Yield: 1 cake

Easy Oreo Poke Cake Recipe

cake slices and cake pan

Enjoy this Easy Oreo Poke Cake Recipe at potlucks, birthdays and more. Yummy chocolate cake, vanilla pudding & Oreos make it a hit every time

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix + ingredients to make it
  • 2 (4 oz) packages Instant Vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups milk, 2% or Homo
  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp of gelatin mixed with 2 tbsp of water
  • Crushed Oreo cookies for topping


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Make the cake mix according to package directions and bake in a 9x13-inch pan. Bake cake according to times on the box.
  3. When the cake is baked, allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes, then poke holes all over cake *see our notes for depth of holes.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, add milk to the pudding mixture and whisk until it’s as smooth as possible.
  5. Pour the pudding mixture over cake making sure to pour down the holes wherever possible.
  6. Spread out the pudding with a spoon and gently push down on the pudding to help it seep into the holes.
  7. Place the cake in the fridge to allow it to cool completely. Approximately 1 hour.
  8. In a microwave safe bowl mix the gelatin and water and let bloom for 2 minutes.
  9. Transfer the gelatin mixture to the microwave and microwave until the gelatin is fully dissolved, it will only take a few seconds. Stir the mixture, then set aside to cool.
  10. In the bowl of your stand mixer (you can also use a hand mixer) with the whisk attachment, combine the whipping cream & powdered sugar. Whip the mixture until it starts to thicken and soft peaks form. Put the mixer on low speed and slowly pour in the gelatin mixture until well combined. Increase to medium speed and continue mixing until stiff peaks form.
  11. Scoop the stabilized whipped cream onto the cake and spread it to completely cover the surface of the cake and let it set for 2-4 hours
  12. Once it is set, top with crushed Oreo cookies. Slice then serve.


* You can use Oreo instant pudding if you can find it instead of vanilla.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 5g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

Nom nom does that look easy enough for you? You probably already have most if not all of the ingredients in your kitchen. Chocolate cake mix (or if you want make from scratch), vanilla pudding and Oreos of course.  

cake bite

Does this Oreo Poke Cake with Vanilla Pudding look like the perfect dessert for you? What occasion would you make it for?

Oreo Poke cake slice

Look at all the chocolate cake goodness and Oreos nom nom.

Oreo Poke cake bite

If you try this recipe make sure to let us know how you liked it or not, we’re always interested to find out. We do hope you enjoy it!

By on January 13th, 2023

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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