How fun is this Carrot Poke Cake?!
It’s a spin on a traditional poke cake- vanilla pudding infused carrot cake with a super easy cream cheese frosting!
I brought this cake to a recent Church function and it was instantly a hit. Could you not totally see this on your table for Easter dinner?
I found the cute little carrots at the dollar store, they’re plastic and filled with a sour candy powder. It was a perfect treat for the little ones. Plus I thought it was fun to have the carrots poked in the cake, because it’s a Carrot “Poke” Cake!
This cake is so easy to make!
Just whip up a box of carrot cake mix according to it’s instructions, let it cool, then poke it all over with the end of a wooden spoon.
Whisk together a box of instant vanilla pudding with milk (add some orange food coloring if you want), then pour it into the holes.
Spread it around and place it in the fridge while you make the simplest cream cheese frosting EVER.
Carrot Cake and cream cheese frosting go together like pb&j, so I had to do more than just traditional cool whip on top. I took a container of cool whip, 4 oz of cream cheese and little powdered sugar to make a very quick and stable frosting. I think I’m in love. It was so easy and tasted great!
I sprinkled some chopped walnuts all around the edges to make it look purdy.
You can leave it like that or poke in some fun Easter candies…
Either way is great, but when you cut into it…
You’ll find a deliciously moist cake that’s filled with “carrot pudding”… ok, it’s not really carrots, but it’s cute right?!
It was a massive hit at our get together, and I didn’t take any home, so you know it was good!
I hope you enjoy this fun treat as much as we did!