• 1 box yellow cake mix
  • ingredients needed to make cake; eggs, oil and water
  • 2 (3.4 oz) boxes instant vanilla or French vanilla pudding
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 tub chocolate frosting


  • Make cake mix according to directions and bake in a well-greased 9 x13 pan.
  • When cake is finished, while still warm, poke holes all over cake (about 1-inch) intervals using a wooden spoon handle or other similar size object.
  • You want the holes to be fairly big so that the pudding has plenty of room to get down in there.
  • Be sure to poke right down to the bottom of the cake.
  • In a bowl, prepare pudding.
  • Whisk together instant pudding mix with 4 cups milk.
  • Whisk for about a minute until most of the lumps are gone.
  • Pour pudding over cake. Taking care to pour it right into the holes as much as possible.
  • Spread it all out and using the back of the spoon, gently push pudding down into the holes.
  • Put the cake into the fridge to set and cool (about 2 hours).
  • Remove the lid and foil covering from the tub of chocolate frosting.
  • Pop it in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds.
  • Stir with a spoon.
  • It should still be a little thick but pourable – not bubbly hot.
  • Pour chocolate frosting on top of pudding.
  • Spread frosting evenly over cake starting in the center then spreading it towards the sides.
  • Allow to cool on the counter for a few minutes, then put into the fridge to fully cool and set up.