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king cake poke cake

King Cake Poke Cake

King Cake Poke Cake is a colorful dessert soaked in white chocolate sauce and pudding, then covered with creamy whipped frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword King Cake Poke Cake
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill 5 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 520kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 1 package white cake mix plus ingredients needed to prepare the cake mix
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Bright Green Gel Food Coloring
  • Purple Gel Food Coloring
  • Yellow Gel Food Coloring


  • 2 1/2 cups condensed milk
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 3.4 ounces package vanilla pudding mix
  • 3.4 ounces package banana pudding mix
  • 4 cups milk to prepare the puddings


  • 8 ounces container whipped topping
  • Green yellow, and purple sprinkles



  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a 9x13 baking dish with baking spray and set aside.
  • Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla extract.
  • Divide batter evenly into 3 bowls. Stir purple food color into one bowl. Stir green food color into the second bowl. Stir yellow food color into the third bowl.
  • Alternating colors, drop heaping spoonfuls of batter randomly into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes. Poke large holes all over the cake using the end of a wooden spoon.


  • Add condensed milk and white chocolate to a medium bowl, microwave for 1 minute, and stir to combine until melted. If needed microwave for 30 more seconds.
  • Pour the mixture evenly on top of the poked cake.
  • Prepare the pudding mixtures per package directions. Pour vanilla pudding over the cake, filling the holes.
  • Next, add the banana pudding and distribute evenly.
  • Let the cake come to room temperature and after that refrigerate it for at least 6 hours.


  • Frost cake with whipped topping. Garnish with sprinkles. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.



Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 74g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 347mg | Iron: 1mg