Melting Witch Poke Cake Recipe

A classic southern dessert is turned into a wickedly wonderful Halloween treat with this easy Melting Witch Poke Cake! 

Servings: 12


Chocolate Cake
2 cups Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour*
1 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup boiling water

Pudding Layer
2 large box of instant vanilla pudding
6 cups cold milk
Green Food Coloring

1 large tub of cool whip
Green Food Coloring
Witch Hat Cookies (Link Above on how to make them at home!)


Chocolate Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  3. Mix in eggs, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla.
  4. Mix in boiling water until smooth.
  5. Pour into a greased pan, bake for 55-60 minutes or until done.
  6. Let cake cool completely.
  7. When cake is cool, use the end of wooden spoon to poke holes into cake.

Pudding Layer
  1. Whisk together the milk and vanilla pudding mix until it just starts to get thick. Add in green food coloring and stir until green.
  2. Spread the pudding all over the top of the cake. Place into the fridge and let sit for 2 hours.
  3. Remove from the fridge after 2 hours.
  4. Mix together the coo whip and some green food coloring.
  5. Top the cake with the green cool whip.
  6. Top with witch hats.


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