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Boston Cream Poke Cake

Boston Cream Pie Poke cake is a moist yellow cake full of vanilla cream and topped with a chocolate frosting.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Jill



  • 1 Yellow Cake Mix
  • Oil
  • Eggs
  • 1 box Vanilla Pudding 6 ounce
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk

Frosting Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons of Butter - softened
  • 4 ounces of Cream Cheese - softened
  • 2 Tablespoons of Heavy Cream
  • ½ teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 4 cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons of Cocoa



  • In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add the cake mix, and prepare according to package directions.
  • Mix for two minutes, and bake as directed in a 9 X 13 dish.
  • Remove the cake from the oven, and cool on a wire rack.
  • While the Cake is cooling, place the Vanilla Pudding. 2 cups of milk and vanilla in the mixing bowl, and mix according to package directions.
  • Add the Sweetened Condensed Milk and stir well.
  • When cake is completely cool, take a wooden spoon, and poke holes across the cake.
  • Pour the pudding mixture over the cake, letting it seep into the holes.
  • Refrigerate the cake until completely chilled, about 2 hours.


  • In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla, and blend with the whisk attachment until smooth and creamy.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add 1 tablespoon of the heavy cream, and blend until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, blending between additions, and scraping the bowl down as needed.
  • When all the powdered sugar has been added, add the remaining tablespoon of heavy cream, and add the cocoa a little at a time, until all the cocoa is added, and the frosting is blended smooth.
  • Scrape down the bowl, and blend one more time, making sure the frosting is smooth and creamy.
  • Remove the chilled cake from the refrigerator, and frost the cake with the chocolate Frosting.
  • Place the cake back in the refrigerator until time to serve.
  • Cut in 3 inch pieces, serve, and Enjoy!