White Chocolate Peppermint Poke Cake

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It’s a celebrating of all the yummy parts of the holidays, so it’s the perfect time to share one of my favorite Christmas recipes: White Chocolate Peppermint Poke Cake!

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Why I like it:

  • I adore all things peppermint!
  • It is the perfect dessert to finish off a huge holiday meal, because it’s so light and airy!
  • It’s so festive!
  • It’s SO simple!

I found it on Pinterest via the lovely Liz at Liz on Call, and I fell in love with this recipe the first time I made it!

Here’s what you need:

1 box white cake mix – baked per instructions
1 small box instant white chocolate pudding mix – mixed per instructions
1 (8 oz.) container cool whip
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
Peppermint crunch pieces for top
Assembling the final product is SO simple – CLICK HERE to see all the instructions!
Every time I take this cake to a Christmas gathering, I get TONS of compliments on it. People LOVE it! And the fact that it’s not full of expensive ingredients and doesn’t take hours to make is just…the icing on the cake! (I’m hilarious, I know it!)Do you have a favorite “peppermint” dessert that you like to make around the holidays? Do share! Maybe it will work well with this cake!Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

How to Create Your Own Poke Cake!

The title of this blog makes me giggle. But I don’t know what else to call it!

I discovered “the Poke Cake” last summer, and then again at Christmas, and then once more at Easter. I’m told they’re old hat, but I had never made one before, and every time I made one, I marveled at the simplicity of the process, and at the fact that everyone LOVES THEM.

So, today, I propose that anyone can create their own poke cake!

But first, here’s what got me going:

Last summer, the fresh Banana Pudding Poke Cake from Just a Pinch right here: 

https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/banana-pudding-poke-cake-18.html (looks like it originally came from www.thecountrycook.net)

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This past Christmas, the festive White Chocolate Peppermint Poke Cake from Liz on Call right here:

https://lizoncall.com/2013/11/20/white-chocolate-peppermint-poke-cake-2/

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On Easter, the Pudding Poke Carrot Cake from The Country Cook right here:

https://www.thecountrycook.net/2013/03/pudding-poke-carrot-cake.html

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Aren’t all of those absolutely yummy-looking?

And now…let’s take a look at the one I created. I call it: Strawberries & Cream Poke Cake

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