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Eggnog Poke Cake

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Eggnog Poke Cake
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 5 min
  • Servings 15

Each recipe on Tablespoon is carefully tested and inspected before it makes its way into the world. After making this bourbon-infused eggnog cake, our Kitchen Test Crew quickly decided it was going to be at the top of their favorites list. If that doesn’t convince you to make one of these boozy cakes ASAP, we don’t know what will! MORE+ LESS-

Updated August 21, 2019

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Filling

1
box (6-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
2 3/4
cups cold milk
3
tablespoons bourbon
1/2
teaspoon nutmeg

Topping

1
container (8 oz) Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/4
cup caramel sauce
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Make and bake cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan; cool in pan on rack 5 minutes.
  • 3
    With handle of wooden spoon (1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter), poke holes almost to bottom of cake every 1/2 inch, wiping spoon handle occasionally to reduce sticking.
  • 4
    In large bowl, beat Filling ingredients with whisk about 2 minutes or until starting to thicken.
  • 5
    Pour over cake; spread evenly over surface, working back and forth to fill holes. (Some filling should remain on top of cake.) Refrigerate 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 6
    Spoon whipped topping over cake; spread evenly. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Drizzle with caramel sauce; sprinkle with remaining 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg. Cut into 5 rows by 3 rows.

Expert Tips

  • Bourbon gives this poke cake a spiked eggnog flavor, but if you prefer to leave it out, just increase the milk by 1/4 cup.
  • To ensure the pudding makes its way to the bottom of each poked hole, gently tap the sides of the cake pan after spreading the pudding.
  • Cover and refrigerate any leftover cake.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
14%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
24g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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