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Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake

A simple yet delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake begins with a cake mix, pumpkin puree, and Jello Pudding and is finished with a whipped topping. It’s an easy poke cake recipe that’s full of fall flavors!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake

Are you all ready for pumpkin recipes? I am! Bring on the fall pumpkin desserts!

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If you haven’t tried a poke cake yet, this Pumpkin Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake will be your new favorite autumn cake! This cake is a winner!

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There are so many pumpkin recipes floating around this time of year especially my favorite and most popular fall recipes Easy Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake Muffins.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.

Make the cake according to the cake mix package directions, using the eggs, water, and oil.

Grease the bottom of a 9×13 pan.

Pour the batter into the pan. Bake.

Let the cake cool completely.

Poke the cake all over with a wooden spoon handle or a chopstick.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake

In a bowl, mix the pudding mix with the milk and pumpkin.

Pour pudding mixture over the cake trying to get some in each hole, use an offset spatula to push it in the holes.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake

Once the pudding mixture is covering the cake, gently rap the pan a couple of times to allow the mixture to settle in the holes.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake

Mix the Pumpkin Mixture well with a whisk.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake

Cover the holes with pumpkin mixture.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake

Cool Whip topping tastes amazing on this cake. If you can not locate Cool Whip, use a stabilized whipped cream topping.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake

Serve the cake chilled.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake

Optional:

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice can be added to the pumpkin cheesecake mixture or/and it can be sprinkled over the cool whip. 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake

Why Is It Called A Poke Cake 

We are using a pudding mixture for this yummy cake.

The holes in the cake help the cake absorb the extra liquid/filling, making the cake incredibly moist, rich, and ultra decadent.

After you bake the cake and a toothpick poked in the cake comes out clean, take the back of a wooden spoon, and poke holes all over the cake. 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake Tips & Tricks:

  • I like to use the back of a wooden spoon to poke holes into the cake. 
  • If you poke holes right away, the cake kind of turns into a mush. If you wait too long, the cake can be too hard.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake

Pumpkin Puree vs. Pumpkin Pie Filling

Make sure to buy pumpkin puree and NOT pumpkin pie filling for this recipe. Pumpkin pie filling is too thin and runny and will not give the cake the right texture. Pure pumpkin will give it the dense, rich texture and flavor you’re looking for.

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More Poke Cake Recipes

Try some of our favorites:

Christmas Poke Cake

Red Velvet Poke Cake & Video

PINEAPPLE BUNDT POKE CAKE & VIDEO

White Chocolate Peppermint Poke Cake

Cannoli Poke Cake #SundaySupper

Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake & Video

More Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Crumb Cake & VIDEO

No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies & Video

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole #SundaySupper

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Yield: serves 12

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This simple Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake begins with a cake mix, pumpkin puree, and Jello Pudding and is finished with a whipped topping. It’s an easy poke cake recipe that’s full of fall flavors!

Ingredients

  • One Betty Crocker Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 box Jello Pudding, cheesecake flavor, 4 serving size
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • Cool Whip, 8 ounces–can also use stabilized whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.
  2. Make the cake according to the cake mix package directions, using the eggs, water, and oil.
  3. Grease the bottom of a 9×13 pan.
  4. Pour the batter into the pan.
  5. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched.
  6. Let the cake cool completely.
  7. Poke the cake all over with a wooden spoon handle or a chopstick.
  8. In a bowl, mix the pudding mix with the milk and pumpkin.
  9. Pour pudding mixture over the cake trying to get some in each hole, use an offset spatula to push it in the holes.
  10. Once the pudding mixture is covering the cake, gently rap the pan a couple of times to allow the mixture to settle in the holes.
  11. Refrigerate cake until set.
  12. Freeze the cake for 30 minutes before frosting the cake so that the pudding is set on top of the cake.
  13. Frost with cool whip, refrigerate until ready to serve.
  14. Serve the cake chilled.

Notes

Optional:

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice can be added to the pumpkin cheesecake mixture or/and it can be sprinkled over the cool whip. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 331Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 55mgSodium 410mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 1gSugar 24gProtein 5g

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This simple Pumpkin Cheesecake Jello Pudding Poke Cake begins with a cake mix, pumpkin puree, and Jello Pudding and is finished with a whipped topping. It’s an easy poke cake recipe that’s full of fall flavors! via @Mooreorlesscook

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,503. Sure hope to see you again soon! Miz Helen

Nettie

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

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Nettie

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