28 Christmas Poke Cake Recipes

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These Christmas Poke Cake recipes are the perfect easy and great tasting desserts to gift to your family and friends this holiday season. With 5 different kinds of Christmas Poke Cake to make, you’ll find the perfect dessert for everyone.

a collage of 6 different poke cakes you can eat at Christmas.

These Christmas Poke Cake recipes are under our recipe tree just for you, especially if you’re looking for the best new and delicious desserts for this Christmas. Poke cake is always full of flavor and so easy to make. It’s the best dessert dish for Christmas parties at work, with friends or for family get-togethers.

You can switch up holiday classics like Pumpkin Pie and Hot Chocolate with Pumpkin Poke Cake and Hot Chocolate Poke Cake, or whip up some fun for the adults with a delicious Baileys Poke Cake. So start scrolling! It’s a winter wonderland of Christmas Poke Cake desserts.


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Expert Tips for Making Christmas Poke Cake

  • Warm It Up: Try serving your Hot Chocolate Poke Cake warmed up to get the real hot chocolate feeling and enhance the chocolate flavor by making it hot and fudgy (also try with your Cinnamon Poke Cake).
  • Heavy on the Cream: You can substitute heavy whipping cream for milk called for in a recipe to make what you’re baking or stirring more fluffy.
  • Poke Cupcakes: You can bake your cake in cupcake pans and poke one hole down the center of each cake to make Poke Cupcakes that are easy to serve.
  • Add Some Crunch: You can add pecans, walnuts, almonds or cookie crumbles to the top of your cake to give an extra crunchy texture to a fluffy or creamy cake. (Always be aware of nut allergies before topping)

Pumpkin Poke Cake

Pumpkin Poke Cake is a delicious make-over of a Christmas dessert favorite. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had trouble baking a good pie. The top seems to burn while the crust doesn’t bake, but I looove pumpkin pie (who doesn’t). So if this describes you too, these recipes will be your favorite gift. It’s all the wonderful taste of a pumpkin pie, but in the soo easy to bake form of a poke cake. Merry Christmas 😉

pumpkin poke cake with frosting, nuts and caramel drizzle on top
Pumpkin Poke Cake
If you love classic pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting, you’ll adore this ultra moist version filled with homemade white chocolate pudding!
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pumpkin poke cake with frosting and sprinkled cinnamon on top
Pumpkin Poke Cake
Pumpkin Poke Cake takes an ordinary cake mix and turns it into this deliciously festive treat filled with pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
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pumpkin poke cake with frosting, nuts and caramel drizzle on top
Pumpkin Spice Poke Cake
We can't let this season pass without making as many pumpkin desserts as possible. This easy poke cake is filled with caramel and topped with whipped cream for an exceptional treat. 
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pumpkin poke cake with frosting and sprinkled cinnamon on top
Pumpkin Poke Cake
This is one of the best Pumpkin Poke Cake recipes you will ever try!  It's light, flavorful and oh, so moist.
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pumpkin poke cake with frosting and sprinkled nuts on top
Pumpkin Poke Cake
This Pumpkin Poke Cake is rich and ultra moist with a creamy, crunchy topping. Every bite will remind you of the fall season that just ended!
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Hot Chocolate Poke Cake

These Hot Chocolate Poke Cake recipes are another twist on a Christmas favorite. With these you can enjoy the flavor of hot chocolate whether its cold, or hot outside this Christmas. Plus, it’s a great easy way to share some hot cocoa with everyone at a party, without running out of mugs.

hot chocolate poke cake with tiny marshmallows and chocolate drizzle on top
Hot Chocolate Poke Cake
Marshmallow fluff, whipped hot cocoa topping and moist chocolate cake make this Hot Chocolate Poke Cake the indulgent winter cake of your dreams!
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hot chocolate poke cake with tiny marshmallows and chocolate drizzle on top
Hot Chocolate Poke Cake
This Hot Chocolate Poke Cake takes everything you love about hot chocolate and puts it into a delicious cake form. This decadent dessert is a chocolate lovers dream. Perfect for a holiday celebration!
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hot chocolate poke cake with tiny marshmallows on top
Hot Chocolate Poke Cake
When you cut into this Hot Chocolate Poke Cake you will be delighted with devil’s food cake poked with marshmallow fluff, decadent hot fudge, and hot chocolate with mini marshmallow goodness.
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hot chocolate poke cake with tiny marshmallows and chocolate drizzle on top
Hot Chocolate Poke Cake
Hot Chocolate Poke Cake is the most decadent chocolate cake infused with marshmallow fluff, topped with chocolate fudge and hot chocolate whipped cream, and a pile of mini marshmallows.
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Hot Chocolate Poke Cake
This Hot Chocolate Poke Cake is a rich chocolate cake with hot fudge glaze and hot chocolate whipped cream. It’s super simple. It starts out with a cake mix.
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Hot Chocolate Poke Cake
This Hot Chocolate Poke Cake is filled with fluffy marshmallow filling, a layer of rich fudge and topped with a hot chocolate whipped topping. Finish it off with some mini marshmallows and fudge, and you'll be in hot cocoa heaven!!!
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Cinnamon Poke Cake

Make breakfast extra sweet with Cinnamon Poke Cake! Just imagine waking up Christmas morning to find this waiting for you, all wrapped up in ooey gooey frosting (best gift ever). But you can serve this dish up anytime of day for equally delicious results and happy faces.

cinnamon roll poke cake with white frosting on top
Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake
If you love cinnamon rolls but want something a little different, then this Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake will be perfect. This easy-to-make recipe uses a box of white cake mix to do the hard work and is ready in less than an hour.
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cinnamon roll poke cake with white frosting and nuts on top
Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake
Cinnamon roll poke cake is so easy to prepare and really does taste like a cinnamon roll. It’s a big hit for a brunch with a hot cup of coffee.
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cinnamon roll poke cake with white frosting, chocolate chips and cinnamon sprinkled on top
Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake
This incredible cinnamon roll cake is soaked with an amazing buttery cinnamon mixture and topped with vanilla icing! It’s to die for!
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cinnamon roll poke cake with white frosting on top
Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake
It has everything you love about cinnamon rolls, even the cream cheese frosting! It's extremely decadent and exactly what we are craving at every moment of the day. 
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Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake
Every bite of this Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake is bursting with delicious flavor. The cake is moist and soft. The homemade frosting is the perfect way to top it all off.
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Red Velvet Poke Cake

What’s more merry than Red Velvet Poke Cake for Christmas? The lucky people who get to eat it. These Red Velvet Poke Cakes are perfect for large gatherings and look beautifully festive on the plate. With deep red and snow white colors, you can make sure everything is decorated for Christmas, even the plates.

red velvet poke cake with white frosting on top
Red Velvet Poke Cake
Whip up this decadent Red Velvet Poke Cake! A boxed cake mix recipe that is paired with sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, and a whipped cream topping. Grab a fork and dive into this red velvet cake!
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red velvet poke cake with white frosting and chocolate chips on top
Red Velvet Poke Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
If you like red velvet, you’re going to LOVE this EASY red velvet cake recipe!! Super soft, moist, topped with luscious cream cheese frosting and chocolate chips! Perfect for holidays and special events!!
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red velvet poke cake with white frosting and pink sprinkles on top
Red Velvet Poke Cake
Red velvet cake is infused with sweetened condensed milk and topped with the best cream cheese frosting.
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red velvet poke cake with white frosting and chocolate chips on top
Red Velvet Poke Cake
This red velvet poke cake is such a delicious, moist red velvet cake, filled with sweetened condensed milk, and topped with the best smooth cream cheese frosting. It’s so easy, and so delicious!
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red velvet poke cake with white frosting and chocolate chips on top
Red Velvet Poke Cake
From the rich cake drenched with sweetened condensed milk to the decadent cream cheese frosting, it is literally a dream come true for red velvet fans. The icing is sprinkled with mini chocolate chips for an irresistible dessert.
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red velvet poke cake with white frosting and pink sprinkles on top
Red Velvet Poke Cake
This red velvet poke cake is delectable and irresistible. It’s filled with sweetened condensed milk and topped with a buttery cream cheese frosting that’s out of this world. You only need 12 ingredients to make this easy poke cake + the frosting.
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Baileys Poke Cake

Baileys Poke Cake is sure to be a hit with the adults at your party. Named after the famous Bailey’s Irish Cream that goes in and mixes perfectly with the rich chocolatey flavor of the cake. This is a great tasting and fun alternative to Eggnog.

baileys chocolate poke cake with chocolate chips on top
Bailey’s Chocolate Poke Cake
This Baileys Chocolate Poke Cake uses my best chocolate cake recipe as a base and is topped with  Baileys whipped cream! The chocolate cake is soaked in even more chocolate and Baileys Irish Cream. You won’t be able to stop eating this one!
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baileys chocolate poke cake with chocolate chips on top
Bailey’s Chocolate Poke Cake
This Baileys poke cake is packed with Irish Cream flavor and easy to make with a box of chocolate cake mix, instant pudding, Baileys Original Irish Cream, and Cool Whip.
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baileys chocolate poke cake with chocolate chips on top
The Best Bailey’s Poke Cake Recipe
It’s super-rich, moist, and a chocolate lovers’ dream. All you need is a chocolate cake mix and a few simple ingredients to make this Bailey’s chocolate poke cake.
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baileys chocolate poke cake with chocolate chips on top
Bailey’s Poke Cake
This Poke Cake recipe is made with a boxed cake mix to help keep dessert easy to make. To make this poke cake you will need chocolate cake mix, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, cocoa powder, and Bailey’s Irish Cream.
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baileys chocolate poke cake with white frosting and mint chocolate crumbles on top
Bailey’s Poke Cake
So this cake starts as just a regular ole chocolate cake. But I make it with some strongly brewed coffee because everyone knows that makes a chocolate cake better and Baileys and coffee are meant to be together.
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baileys chocolate poke cake with chocolate chips on top
Boozy Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe
If ever there were two flavors that go together amazingly, it's chocolate and Bailey's Irish Cream.  So, this Bailey's chocolate poke cake recipe is a natural fit and match made in heaven!  
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