Cherry Cheesecake Poke Cake combines all the best things about dessert. Plus, it comes together in a snap! No one will be able to tell this starts with a cake mix!
Cherry Cheesecake Poke Cake
This Cherry Cheesecake Poke Cake is a seriously amazing dessert! It combines delicious cherry cheesecake with moist and tender poke cake. And even better, if you’re not a cherry fan, you can totally sub in any kind of fruit pie filling you want! It comes together quickly, but needs to rest for a few hours, even up to overnight so it’s a great make ahead dessert. It also feeds a crowd, and seems fancy without much effort. Bring this dessert to your next potluck or party and it’s sure to be a hit!
How to Make Cherry Cheesecake Poke Cake
This amazing cake starts with a graham cracker crust, just like a normal cherry cheesecake. I went graham cracker crumbs just to make life easier, but of course you can buy normal graham crackers and crush them up yourself. The crumbs get added sugar, cinnamon and melted butter until combined, and then pressed into the bottom of a well-greased 9×13 pan.
Then prepare your white cake mix according to the directions on the box, and pour the mix over the graham cracker crust. Bake for 20-25 minutes until done. Let the cake cool completely on a wire rack.
Once your cake is cooled, use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes in the surface of the cake, at about 1 inch intervals.
In a large bowl, mix together cheesecake pudding mix and 2 cups of cold milk. Fold in sweetened condensed milk and pour mixture over the cake, spreading to fill the holes. Refrigerate for several hours, or overnight.
Before serving, top with cherry pie filling and enjoy!
Want more cheesecake recipes?
- Fruity Pebble Cheesecake
- No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
- Cherry Cheesecake Bars
- Mini Cake Batter Cheesecakes
- Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
You can also find this Cherry Cheesecake Poke Cake recipe on Food Fanatic, where I am a regular contributor of all things sweet.
Enjoy, friends! Have a great day!