Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake

This Boston Cream Poke Cake tastes just like the pie but in cake form! Easily made with a boxed cake mix, pudding and chocolate frosting!

This is an easy and fun cake that everyone wants the recipe for. I have made this recipe more times than I can count for friends, family and co-workers. It’s requested for birthday cakes, celebration cakes and just because!
When I told him I made it for him, I could see pure happiness on his face. So that made me happy too! Not to mention, he gobbled most of it up on his own in three days. I did manage to get a few nibbles too, thank goodness I did when I did!

This Boston Cream Poke Cake is so easy and scrumptious! Everyone will be raving over the delicious combination of yellow cake, vanilla pudding custard, and chocolate glaze. Plan to take this one-pan dessert to your next gathering! It’ll certainly be a crowd favorite, just like the ever delicious Chocolate Lasagna.

Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake

1 box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients called for on package
2 (3.4 oz) boxes instant vanilla pudding
4 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 oz bag chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Prepare yellow cake in a 9×13-inch baking pan according to package instructions. Let cool completely.
Once cake has cooled, poke holes all over the cake using the end of a wooden spoon.
While cake cools, whisk together the instant pudding, milk, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Before the pudding has a chance to set up and thicken, pour it evenly over the cake. Place in refrigerator to chill for one hour.
Once cake has chilled, make the chocolate ganache:
Place chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl and heat cream until simmering on the stovetop over low heat. (You can also heat it in the microwave.)
Pour hot cream over chocolate chips and let sit for 5 minutes to soften the chocolate. Stir until smooth and let cool for 10 minutes.
Pour chocolate over cake and smooth with a spatula. Chill in refrigerator at least 4 hours and up to overnight before slicing and serving. Enjoy!