I’ve always loved making and eating poke cake, but had never tried a crock pot cake before. I kept seeing slow cooker cakes all over the place, so I decided to try one myself. The closest thing I’d tried was this apple cobbler for the crock pot, which also uses a box of cake mix.
Vanilla Dream Crock Pot Cake
While I still prefer the traditional method of baking a poke cake in the oven, this crock pot poke cake is a great alternative. Especially if you’re going to be busy all day or if you’ll be using your oven for other things. Crock pot cake is a great alternative!
This crock pot cake is also a poke cake, so I couldn’t resist trying it. Making cake in the crock pot is easy and this one is delicious!
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Ingredients you need:
- 1 box vanilla cake mix, prepared
- 1 box vanilla pudding
- 2 cups cold milk
- 1 (14-ounce) can Dulce de Leche (look in the Hispanic section of your supermarket)
- 1-3 tablespoons cream, half and half or milk
- Cool whip or whipped cream
Tools you need:
It’s as simple as mixing up the cake mix according to the box directions, then pouring into the prepared crock. It will cook for a couple of hours, then you’ll use a wooden spoon’s handle to poke some holes. Mix up the pudding and pour it immediately over the holes so it doesn’t have time to firm up until after it’s in the holes.
Next spread some of the Dulce de Leche over the cake, then thin some with cream to drizzle over the whipped cream you will dollop on top!
At the risk of sounding cliche, it’s delicious! I am always willing to try different poke cakes. Do you have a favorite poke cake or crock pot cake?
Here’s some that I’ve had saved to try:
- Snickers Poke Cake from Crazy for Crust
- Shugary Sweet’s Apple Pie Poke Cake
- This Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake from Tidy Mom
- Spaceships & Laser Beam’s Mocha Poke Cake