Sunday, December 8, 2013

Candy Cane Poke Cake Recipe with Eggland's Best Eggs and a Giveaway!

I can't believe we are only a couple weeks away from Christmas. Time sure does fly. I have the perfect holiday dessert for you today thanks to my friends over at Eggland's Best Eggs! This Candy Cane Poke Cake is pretty amazing and your family and friends will love it! I really like the slight mint flavor from the pudding and the cream cheese frosting on the top is to die for! I have a feeling this will be on our menu at Christmas time from now on! My daughter is a huge mint lover, so this cake was her favorite out of any dessert recipe we make!

I was recently sent a fun gift pack from Eggland's Best including a coupon for a dozen eggs, mixing bowl, spatula, whisk, bowl scraper and a plush egg. You can enter for a chance to win the very same gift pack for yourself! I was super excited to try Eggland's Best Eggs, especially after learning their nutritional info. 

Did you know that Eggland's Best Eggs are higher in vitamins and nutrients than ordinary eggs?

Compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland's Best contain:

  • 10 times more vitamin E
  • 4 times more vitamin D
  • more than double the omega-3
  • 3 times more vitamin B-12
  • 25% less saturated fat
We eat eggs all the time at home, and I really like the opportunity to get more vitamins and nutrients just by using Eggland's Best. It's an easy switch that our family will be making!

Enter for a chance to win your own Eggland's Best Gift Pack:

Good luck! :)

Candy Cane Poke Cake (click here to print recipe)

What you need:

2 cups sugar
4 Eggland's Best Eggs
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup milk
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
cooking spray

3.4 ounce box vanilla pudding (plus milk to make according to package directions)
peppermint extract
green food coloring

cream cheese frosting:
4 ounces butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
green food coloring

candy canes, crushed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. 

In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs together until combined, about 1 minute.

Add flour, milk, oil, baking powder and vanilla, and beat for another minute until the batter is smooth and creamy.

Pour into the baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes until top is golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

Cool for 10-15 minutes. Using the end of a kitchen wooden or plastic spoon, poke holes in the cake, all the way down to the bottom.

make pudding according to package directions. Stir in peppermint extract. (small amounts at a time to taste. I had ultra concentrated stuff, so my measurement won't be accurate for most of you.) Then stir in food coloring a drop at a time until you reach your desired color. Immediately pour the pudding over the cake poked with holes, and spread around with a spatula until the holes are filled with pudding and pudding is evenly spread over the top. Refrigerate for 2 hours, until pudding is set. 

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer.

With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until creamy.

Beat in the vanilla, then beat in the food coloring one drop at a time until you reach your desired color. Spread the frosting on the top of the poke cake and refrigerate until serving.

When serving, sprinkle crushed candy canes over the top of the cake. Refrigerate any leftovers. 

Disclosure: The Eggland's Best coupon, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Eggland's Best.

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This recipe is shared at these blogs: Marvelous Monday at This Gal CooksWeekend Potluck at The Better Baker,


  1. I love poke cake ;) I agree with your daughter about mint - mint rocks - especially this time of year! This sounds like a wonderful holiday treat, Sheena! Pinned it!

  2. SUCH a pretty-ful cake. It sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Keep 'em comin!


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