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    15 Poke Cake Recipes You Need In Your Life

    :: poke poke poke ::

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    So, what's a poke cake?

    True to its name, it's a cake that you poke holes in after baking. The holes are then filled with a liquid or filling — like condensed milk, pureed fruit, chocolate cream, or pudding — to infuse extra flavor into every bite. Here are 15 ways to make one.

    1. Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake

    This version uses caramel-sweetened condensed milk — but regular caramel sauce would work too. Recipe here.

    2. Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake

    3. Cinnamon Carrot Poke Cake

    Made from scratch and infused with a buttermilk glaze. Recipe here.

    4. Blueberry Lemon Poke Cake

    5. Red Velvet Poke Cake

    Perfect for Mothers Day, Valentine's Day, or, TBH, any day that ends in 'y.' Recipe here.

    6. Triple-Layer Tres Leches Cake

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    7. Tiramisu Poke Cake

    The secret ingredient? Kahlua. Recipe here.

    8. Hot Lemon Poke Bundt Cake

    When life gives you lemons, make cakes that you can punch holes in. Recipe here.

    9. Triple Berry Almond Poke Cake

    10. Guinness Chocolate Poke Cake

    11. Cannoli Poke Cake

    12. Strawberry Vanilla Poke Cake

    13. Pumpkin Caramel Apple Poke Cake

    Sharing = optional. Recipe here.

    14. Boston Cream Poke Cake

    15. Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake

    Because you should never have to decide between cinnamon rolls OR cake. Recipe here.