Cookies and Cream Pudding Poke Cake

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This Cookies and Cream Pudding Poke Cake is so easy to make and perfect for Oreo lovers! It’s a moist vanilla cake recipe that is loaded with Oreo cookies and white chocolate pudding, and topped with homemade whipped cream!

Looking for more delicious and easy poke cake recipes? Try this Oreo Dirt Poke Cake or this Mocha Oreo Poke Cake!

A slice of cookies and cream cake on a white plate drizzled with hot fudge sauce and crushed Oreos

My Husband Loved This Cookies and Cream Pudding Poke Cake

It never fails, when I have an extra bag of Oreos in the house, my husband’s always interested in what I’m making. Sometimes I even get the question, “are those blog Oreos?”

When I started making this Cookies And Cream Pudding Poke Cake on Saturday, he wanted to know what I was doing and when he could have a slice.

Oddly enough, he’s not into the pudding and whipped cream but it doesn’t stop him from having a slice of cake.

A close up photo of a slice Oreo cake garnished with whipped cream and Oreos

This Is One Of My Favorite Oreo Poke Cake Recipes 

This is a moist vanilla cake is loaded with Oreo cookies, white chocolate pudding and topped with homemade whipped cream. Plus, it’s finish it off with more Oreos and hot fudge sauce for good measure. Don’t you just want to sink your teeth into it?

I’m no stranger to Oreo poke cake recipes. If you prefer a chocolate and Oreo combination, you might like the Ultimate Oreo Poke Cake. That recipe is a real contender to my Oreo Dirt Poke Cake too, man that’s a good one to.

An overhead shot of a slice of cookies and cream cake

Do you see a reoccurring theme here? All Oreo, all the time. You can never have too many poke cake recipes.

This Cookies and Cream Pudding Poke Cake is so easy to make. Let’s walk through the steps.

How To Make Cookies And Cream Pudding Poke Cake

  • The recipe starts with my moist vanilla cake. I’ve reduced the sugar in this recipe by 1/2 cup and added a few handfuls of crushed Oreos.
  • For this cake, it’s an oil-based cake recipe so there’s no need to wait for the butter to soften. The oil, eggs, sugar, vanilla and sour cream are all beaten together.

A silver fork sinking into a slice of Oreo cake

  • Next come the dry ingredients. I prefer to combine them in a separate bowl because we will be altering half the dry ingredients with half the milk.
  • The batter comes together relatively quickly. Lastly, we are folding in the crushed Oreos.
  • Bake this cake for 26-28 minutes in an oven that is preheated to 350 degrees F.
  • Once this cake has cooled, take a wooden spoon and poke holes all over the top of the cake.
  • Next we are going to prepare a batch of white chocolate pudding. Vanilla pudding would also work well. Mix the dry pudding and milk together and whisk until the pudding is dissolved.

A slice of Oreo cake filled with pudding, there are a few bites missing showing the inside of the cake

  • Then pour the liquid pudding over top of the cake, filling in all those holes you made. I like to pop the cake in the fridge for 10 minutes to let the pudding set.
  • Finally, prepare a batch of homemade whipped cream and spread it over top of the pudding. Garnish it with more crushed Oreo and hot fudge sauce.

Can This Poke Cake Recipe Be Made Ahead Of Time?

This Cookies and Cream Poke Cake can definitely be prepared ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator. It’s also great for parties and potlucks.

If you have someone in your house who loves Oreos and much as we do, you’ll definitely want to make this recipe!

A white plate with a slice of Oreo Cake loaded with Oreo cookies and topped with whipped cream.

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A slice of cookies and cream cake on a white plate drizzled with hot fudge sauce and crushed Oreos

Cookies and Cream Pudding Poke Cake

  • Author: Julianne Bayer
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 26
  • Total Time: 56 minutes

Description

This Cookies and Cream Pudding Poke Cake is a moist vanilla Cake loaded with Oreos and white chocolate pudding, and topped with homemade whipped cream!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups milk (I use nonfat)
  • 2 cups crushed Oreos (about 1518 Oreos)

For the filling:

  • 1 pkg (3.4oz) Instant white chocolate pudding (or vanilla)
  • 1 3/4 cups milk

For the topping:

  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Hot fudge sauce for garnish (optional)
  • 46 crushed Oreos for garnish

Instructions

For the cakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed until the eggs and oil are well incorporated and the batter is lighter in color, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl as needed.
  3. Next mix in the sour cream and beat until well combined.
  4. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Add half the dry ingredients and beat on low speed while pouring in half of the milk and mix just until the flour starts to incorporate.
  5. Finally add the remaining dry ingredients, mixing on low speed while pouring in the remaining milk and beating until all of the ingredients are well combined.
  6. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl and stir the batter from the bottom to the top to ensure it’s well mixed
  7. In a large Ziploc bag, crushed the Oreos into small pieces using a rolling pin or something similar. Fold the crushed Oreos into the cupcake batter.
  8. Pour the batter into a 9×13-inch baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 26-28 minutes. Test the cake for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done. Cool Completely.
  9. Take a wooden spoon or another round object and poke holes over the top of the cake.

For the filling: 

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the instant pudding with the milk and whisk together until the powdered mix is dissolved.
  2. Pour the liquid pudding mix over top of the cake, try to fill the holes with the pudding mix.
  3. Refrigerate the cake until the pudding is firm, about 10 minutes or so.

For the topping: 

  1. Place the mixing bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to chill
  2. Pour the heavy whipping cream into the chilled bowl and use an electric mixer to beat the heavy cream on medium-high speed until the cream thickens.
  3. Slowly add the powdered sugar and continue beating on high speed until stiff peaks start to form. Spread the whipped cream over the top of the cake. Keep refrigerated. Serve with hot fudge sauce and crushed Oreos.
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cookies and cream cake, cookies and cream cake recipe, poke cake recipe, oreo cake recipe, recipe for poke cake, pudding poke cake

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26 Responses
  1. OLA

    Can I use DIY whites chocolate pudding , found receipes on the Internet , we don’t have such puddings in stores In my country .

    1. Beyond Frosting

      Hi Ola- yes I am sure this would work but you probably will need to spread it and might have a hard time filling the holes, but it will be just fine if it sits on top of the cake.

  2. Lmd

    Hello , I have seen DIY white chocolate pudding recipe on the Internet , can I do those and use ? White chocolate pudding is not available at Stores in my country

    1. Beyond Frosting

      I think that should be fine, but it might be thicker, so you may need to spread it and you might have a hard time filling the holes, but even if it sits on top of the cake, it would be good!

  3. Mallory

    Hi! I am making this cake tonight for my son’s birthday party tomorrow morning. Do you think I should wait to put the whipped topping on tomorrow morning before serving or would it be ok to put it on tonight? Thanks! I can’t wait to try this cake!

    1. Beyond Frosting

      Hi Mallory- Usually I like to add it the day of, prior to serving but really with this topping you can certainly add it a day ahead of time.

  4. Nazma

    Hey jullian
    Good day
    Can we make the white chocolate pudding at home?
    Im not sure what it is exactly and also not sure if it is available in middle east..
    Thank you

    1. Kapri Brower

      Yes, I had to bake it significantly longer. Checked it @ 28 min. Added 8 & checked it again. Still wiggly in the middle. Put it in for 15 min more & it was finally finished.

      1. Beyond Frosting

        Hi Kapri- what type of pan did you use? Was your oven fully preheated to the true internal temperature before you put your cake in? My oven beeps when it “hits 350” but the internal temp is really only about 300 at the time, and I have to preheat for an additional 10-15 or so minutes.

  5. Tania

    Hi there…. I’m wanting to bake this as a cake. Could you tell me what size cake it would make as i see it was from a cake recipe? Many thanks

  6. Shreya Srivastava

    Hey.. Julianne,

    Greetings.

    I like your blog and all the recipes are perfectly described. is there any substitute of sour cream in cakes. In India it is very difficult to find sour cream or can this be prepared by fresh cream.
    Thank you for such an amazing feed.

    With Love,
    Shreya

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