Halloween is such a fun time for kids. It’s the time when it’s OK to do something gross and creepy with food and kids will think it’s awesome. There is nothing better for a party than a cake so I’m going to show you step by step how to make this easy Halloween Poke Cake with “toxic ooze” bubbling up underneath.
How to make a Poke Cake
Poke cakes are really easy and fun to make. There are a dozen different flavors you can combine, but the process is always the same. First, you will bake your cake in a 9 x 13 casserole dish. When you take it out of the oven use the end of a wooden spoon or a dowel and poke holes all over the top of the cake.
Next, make your pudding and spread it all over the top. I bang the pan on my counter a few times to get the Jello pudding to go down into the holes. I promise it’s a little cathartic as well.
For the next layer I mixed Cool Whip with cocoa powder to make Chocolate Cool Whip and spread that on top.
I love displaying it on this cute spider runner to give it that spooky effect.
- 1 box Duncan Hines Devils Food Cake Mix
- 1 Cup Water
- 3 Eggs
- 1/3 Cup vegetable or canola oil
- 1 box 5.1 oz box Vanilla Jello Instant Pudding Mix
- 3 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons green food dye
- 1 12 oz container Cool Whip
- 5 tsp. Cocoa Powder
- 1 package chocolate graham crackers crushed
- Gummy worms candy eyeballs or any other candy you wish to use.
- Mix together cake mix, eggs, oil and water until blended. Pour in a greased 9x13 dish and bake as directed.
- Take the baked cake out of the oven.
- Using a wooden spoon or dowel poke holes all over the top of your cake.
- Mix together vanilla pudding mix, milk and green food dye. Feel free to add more to adjust the color.
- Immediately pour pudding over cooled cake before it sets.
- Let sit on counter or place in refrigerator until completely cooled.
- Mix together Cool Whip with cocoa powder and spread over top of the cake.
- Crush graham crackers and sprinkle over the top of the chocolate whipped topping.
- Place candy on top and push worms down into the whip topping.
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