Tropical Poke Cake


  • 1 box white cake mix (prepared as directed on package instructions)
  • 3 ounces mango gelatin (1 small box)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons orange extract
  • 3.4 ounces instant banana pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces whipped topping (thawed)
  • Your choice tropical fruit to garnish


  • Bake cake according to package instructions. Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack.
  • Poke holes in the top of the cake with a fork.
  • Mix together mango gelatin with boiling water until dissolved. Pour over the top of the cake, allowing the holes to soak up the gelatin.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together cream cheese with powdered sugar. Mix in the orange extract. 
  • Spread cream cheese layer over the cake evenly.
  • Mix together banana pudding mix with milk. Add the whipped topping and mix to combine. Spread this over the top of the cheesecake layer.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour prior to serving. Top with your choice of tropical fruit to garnish.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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