Potluck Lemon Poke Cake


First, I need to start by saying that this is not something I have made up. There are a gazillion recipes for different flavors all over the internet. So, before I get any hate mail I just wanted to set the record straight. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way…..

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray one  foil 13×9 baking pan lightly with nonstick spray. I prefer to use a foil pan for a potluck because no mess no fuss. LOL


1 box lemon cake mix

eggs called for on box directions (3 eggs, room temperature)

oil called for on box directions (1/2 cup oil)

milk in place of amount of water called for on box directions (1 cup milk)

Place cake mix, eggs, oil and milk into bowl of mixer. Beat on low 30 seconds and then continue to beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour onto prepared pan and bake 28-33 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes. With the handle of a wooden spoon “poke” holes in cake about 1 inch apart.

2 (3.4oz) packages French vanilla pudding

4 cups milk

In bowl of mixer place pudding mix and milk, whisk on medium about 2 minutes until pudding thickens. Pour pudding over warm “poked” cake and with the back of a spoon smooth pudding over cake pushing pudding into holes. Let rest in fridge for at least 2 hours till pudding firms up and cake is completely cool.


1 small tub cool whip

4-6 graham cracker cookies, crushed

Once pudding is set cover top of cake with cool whip, sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs and then place in fridge until ready to serve.

The combinations are endless!! ENJOY! 🙂


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