Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This wonderful and easy recipe was given to me by a friend. It can become a completely different cake each time you make it, by using different flavors of cake mix & pudding. cooking time includes refrigeration time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on box, using a 13x9 pan.
  2. Remove cake from oven and using the handle of a wooden spoon, immediately poke holes in the cake about 1 inch apart, making sure to go all the way down to cake bottom.
  3. Combine pudding mix and sugar in a large bowl.
  4. Gradually stir in the milk and beat on low speed for about 1 minute with an electric mixer (do not over beat).
  5. Quickly, before pudding thickens, pour about half of the thin pudding mix evenly over the warm cake and into the holes.
  6. Allow the remaining pudding to thicken slightly, and then use it to frost the cake.
  7. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving, and keep stored in the refrigerator.


Most Helpful

We used to have this when I was a kid. We like to use vanilla cake and pudding and top with fresh sliced strawberries OR yellow cake with chocolate pudding and top with sliced bananas!

CSinVanWA November 05, 2007

This is a great idea for a cake! I made this for my Super Bowl party dessert and it was a hit. I used what I happen to have on hand and that was white cake mix with butterscotch pudding in the holes and chocolate pudding for the "icing" Yummy and so much potential variety!!!! Thanks.

Debloves2cook February 04, 2007

Great addition to my cookbooks! Okay, here is the version I ended up with: Dark chocolate cake mix with coconut cream instant pudding mix. The top looked a little blah, so I sprinkled it with chopped pecans which really worked out well. The only problem I had which was very minor, was that my pudding mixes were 3.9 oz packages which looked standard on my shelf when I looked at the other pudding mix boxes. I used the whole 4 cups of milk and even after it thickened it wasn't as thick as it should have been for pudding, but who cares! Everyone really enoyed it and I'll be making this one again (PS: it's also quick!)

Lady Dancer January 13, 2007

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