Egg Nog Pudding Poke Cake: The Only Dessert You’ll Need This Holiday Season

Instead of leaving cookies out for Santa this year maybe leave him a few slices of this cake instead. who knows, he may just give you a few extra presents 🙂 I know that if I were Santa I’d be leaving extra presents and possibly a reindeer, too if someone left me this kind of dessert. It is so creamy, smooth, and yummy! If you are an eggnog kind of person you will truly appreciate this cake.

I love making holiday desserts during Christmas and this eggnog cake is about as holiday as they come. Yum!



1 French vanilla-flavored cake mix (plus required box ingredients)

1 cup water

1/2 Wesson vegetable oil

3 Eggland’s Best eggs

1 package white chocolate pudding mix

2 cups eggnog

1 cup salted caramel sauce

1 (8-ounce) tub whipped topping, thawed

1 teaspoon McCormick cinnamon for garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Prepare the cake mix as the box directs and bake for 30-35 minutes until the center tests dry when a toothpick is inserted into it. Remove cake to a cooking rack. While cake is still warm, use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes 2 apart all over the cake.

Combine the pudding mix with the egg nog and stir gently for 2 minutes, then pour over the cake and into the holes. Cool cake to room temperature.

Spread the caramel sauce over the cake, covering the surface. Top with the whipped topping and then shake cinnamon through a wire sieve to garnish the top. Chill for 2 hours before cutting to serve. Store, covered with plastic wrap, in the refrigerator.





Quick Tip: Sprinkle the top of this cake with some nutmeg or cinnamon as a garnishment.

Thank you I Wash You Dry for this great photo.