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!
Boston Cream Poke Cake… It’s a very simple, luscious dessert. Best part besides eating it, is it’s really hard to mess up this recipe, because it’s super simple to make.
It takes a cake mix, pudding and frosting and we can’t forget the pokes. After all, it is a poke cake!
Boston Cream Poke Cake...yellow buttery cake filled with a french vanilla cream pudding and frosted with rich chocolate. Beyond doubt, this is a very heavenly dessert
1 box yellow butter recipe cake mix
2 small boxes French Vanilla instant pudding
1 tub chocolate frosting
Bake cake as directed on the box in a 9x13 baking pan.
Prepare the pudding as directed on the box.
While the cake is still warm, use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes randomly through the cake about an inch apart.
Spread the pudding over the cake, pushing it into the holes.
Refrigerate for 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
Remove the lid and seal from the frosting and microwave for 15-20 second intervals, stirring in between each interval, until the frosting can be poured, but not bubbling.
Spread the frosting over the cake and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
For home-made Chocolate Ganache Frosting:
8 oz (1/2 lb or 1 1/3 cup of ) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Note: If you want more ganache, use the full 12 oz bag and 12 oz (1 1/2 cups) of whipping cream.
Combine chocolate and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 2 minutes and stir. Heat for an additional 1-2 minutes or until chocolate is fully melted and whisk until well incorporated and velvety. Wait about 5-10 minutes before adding it top of pudding on cake.
The ganache will thicken as it cools. When it’s completely cool, it will be thick and fudgy. You can reheat it to achieve your desired consistency.