Reese's Poke Cake is one of the Best Desserts for Easter and Spring

Reese's Poke Cake

An easy dessert recipe loaded with chocolate, peanut butter, and peanut butter cups! Perfect for parties and potlucks!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate desserts, peanut butter cup desserts, peanut butter recipes, poke cake, Reese's Poke Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 24
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


  • 15.25 oz chocolate cake mix plus ingredients to prepare the cake
  • 3.4 oz vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 16 oz chocolate frosting
  • 8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 25 mini Peanut Butter Cups unwrapped and roughly chopped


  • Prepare and bake the cake according to the package instructions, baking in a 13 x 9-inch cake pan.
  • Let the cake cool 15-20 minutes, then poke holes in the cake every 1/2 to 1 inch with the round end of a wooden spoon.
  • Empty the pudding mix into a medium bowl, and add the milk.
  • Whisk briskly for 2 minutes or until the pudding mix is dissolved then whisk in 1/2 cup of the peanut butter until combined and smooth.
  • Pour the pudding mixture over the cake, filling the holes as much as possible.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the chocolate frosting for 15-20 seconds, or until it can be poured easily. Drizzle it over the cake and spread evenly with the back of a spoon or an offset spatula.
  • Let the cake cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 cup of peanut butter and the whipped topping. Spread over the cake and top with the peanut butter cups.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. Store covered in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1slice