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Boston Cream Poke Cake

Posted By Kristan On November 6, 2012 @ 5:57 pm In Cake,Chocolate | 30 Comments

So, last night my mother in law took us all out to eat at the Japanese steakhouse place, which was mostly a really great idea.

They always give you more food than you can eat, which incidentally is how much a 38 week pregnant lady eats, so it was the right amount.  Plus, hibachi is basically Jon David’s favorite.  He says it’s because he enjoys the food, but I’m fairly certain he loves it because it’s expensive and kids like to spend all the money.

It’s true.  Why do you think they want Cokes in those cups shaped like monkeys every time you go to the zoo??


Anyways, the only thing I really hate about Japanese steakhouse is that they take a lot of liberties with people.  It’s like whenever they went to hibachi college to learn about making onion volcanoes and aiming the water “pee” guy, someone told them that they can just throw stuff and burn people’s eyebrows off and it’s like, no biggie.

I don’t understand.  Are they exempt from law??  Because in real life, if someone threw scrambled eggs at my face (after I specifically said not to), they would probably get put in the pokey for at least like, an hour or two.

I almost wonder if when you go to the restaurant, you are essentially stepping into some type of portal where rules and laws don’t even exist.

It’s the only explanation.

I realize that going to the Japanese steakhouse means that you’re supposed to be a funsies person, but I can’t just change my personality when I walk in the door.  I’m scared of fire, I like my eyebrows, and I hate having food thrown at my face.

Honestly, when I was in elementary school, I was that kid at the back of the field praying that no one ever kicked the ball in my direction in kickball.

It’s like, fear of flying objects hurtling towards me is ingrained in my soul.  Yummy soup and fried rice just can’t undo that, I’m sorry.

It’s too late in the game for big changes.

Sooooooo….. I’m just wondering if we can make these places a little safer.  Plexiglass, barriers perhaps?? I realize it’s not as “FUN”, but at least it’s safe, because no one should risk their life for grilled veggies and fried rice.

To prove that I really am mostly a funsie person, I made you cake!!

It’s simple,  yummy, and if you don’t think it tastes good, you’re probably an alien.

Boston Cream Poke Cake


  • 1 box yellow cake mix, plus eggs, oil, and water to prepare
  • 1 (4.2 oz) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • Glaze:
  • 4 oz semi sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour a 9x13 pan (or spray with bakers spray that has flour in it).
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, combine cake mix, eggs, oil, and water. Beat on low speed for about a minute, then increase speed to medium and beat for two more minutes. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes or so or until top springs back when lightly touched. Remove from oven and using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the surface of the cake about an inch apart.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix and milk and whisk until it starts to thicken but is still pourable, about a minute. Pour evenly over cake and spread with a spatula, helping it soak into the holes. Let cake cool for a bit, then cover and place in the fridge until chilled, at least 3 hours.
  4. Make glaze: In a microwave safe bowl, combine cream and chopped chocolate and microwave, stirring every 15 seconds until smooth and melted. Stir in corn syrup and let cool until it becomes a thick glaze. Pour over chilled cake and serve.

This cake is so yummy and is a fun and easy alternative to Boston Cream Pie, which is one of my all time favorites!!

I hope you enjoy and have a very happy Wednesday!!

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