Poke Cake

  • Yield: 24 servings

"My five grandchildren ask for this cake often. I usually have it on hand when they visit, and it never lasts long."


1box white cake mix
1cup orange soda (any brand)
1 (3-ounce) box vanilla instant pudding
1 1/2cups milk
1 (8-ounce) tub whipped topping


  1. Bake cake according to package instructions in a 9-by-13-inch pan.
  2. When cool, poke holes all through the top of the cake with a butter knife or fork. Pour orange soda evenly over the top.
  3. Mix pudding and milk together until well blended. Fold in whipped topping until smooth.
  4. Spread pudding mixture over cake and store in the refrigerator until serving time.

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: This cake also is good with cherry or strawberry soda. Garnish with a generous dollup of whipped topping and fresh fruit.

— Maxine McCarthy, Naper, Neb.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Calories 150
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 210mg
  • Potassium 55mg
  • Carbohydrate 23g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 16g
  • Protein 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 2%