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Pumpkin Patch Poke Cake

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Pumpkin Patch Poke Cake

Make Halloween fun and festive with our delicious Pumpkin Patch Poke Cake recipe. Decorate this pumpkin patch cake with pumpkin-shaped candies and vanilla cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies for a spooky, scrumptious dessert

20 Min(s)

prep time

4 Hr(s)

total time




  1. 1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix

  2. 1 cup boiling water

  3. 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Orange Flavor Gelatin

  4. 1/2 cup cold water

  5. 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding

  6. 1-1/2 cups cold milk

  7. 15 vanilla creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies

  8. 1/2 cup ready-to-spread vanilla frosting

  9. 1/8 tsp. green gel food coloring

  10. 1/2 cup pumpkin-shaped candies


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare cake batter and bake in 13x9-inch pan as directed on package. Cool cake in pan 15 min. Poke deep holes in cake at 1/2-inch intervals, using end of wooden skewer or chopstick.
  3. Add boiling water to gelatin mix in medium bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Carefully pour gelatin over warm cake.
  4. Beat pudding mix and milk in separate medium bowl with whisk 2 min.spread over cake
  5. Separate cookie halves; scrape off and discard creme filling. Crush cookies finely; sprinkle over pudding. Refrigerate 3 hours.
  6. Tint frosting with food coloring; spoon into small resealable plastic bag. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag, then use to pipe frosting onto top of cake to resemble pumpkin vines as shown in photo. Add pumpkin candies.

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