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Gingerbread Poke Cake

A flavorfully spiced gingerbread version of poke cake.

A flavorfully spiced gingerbread version of poke cake!

Ladies and gents, allow me to introduce you to the epic coup de gras of my holiday baking: Gingerbread Poke Cake. Gingerbread poke cake!! Can’t you just see the clouds parting and the angels singing??

This cake is everything. It has the warm spices, the sweet moistened cake, the cool and creamy whipped topping with a dusting of cinnamon and a caramel drizzle.

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Perfect for after Christmas dinner. Or during. Or whenever. 😉

A flavorfully spiced gingerbread version of poke cake!

Speaking of Christmas dessert, do you know what you’re making yet?? I don’t have an iota of dinner planned (with the exception of this Cider Brined Cajun Turkey 😱), but the dessert menu is extensively plotted out.

Making an appearance this year: Christmas Crack for snacking on (obviously), Grandma’s Monster Cookies (can’t have a holiday without those!), Cake Man Raven’s Red Velvet Cake, Gingerbread Cookies,  Grandma’s Chocolate Trifle, and probably a chocolate cream pie.

I’m not even kidding. And, no, I’m not feeding an army this year. Just my little family. But we know how to eat some dessert, y’all.

A flavorfully spiced gingerbread version of poke cake!

This gingerbread cake is just a given for Christmas dinner. It’s simple and versatile, so easy to make, and everyone is guaranteed to like it. It’s not overwhelmingly gingerbread– you know what I mean. So even if you’re not a gingerbread fan, per se, this is still a cake you could really enjoy.

The secret to the simplicity and deliciousness of this cake? A cake mix. Yep. Start with a spice cake mix. All you need to add is a little ground ginger and molasses, and voila! One easy peasy gingerbread cake at your service. All the other spices are already in the cake mix. Woo hoo!

Add to that sweetened condensed milk soaked into the cake, Cool Whip on top, and a hearty drizzle of caramel, and you’ve got a killer Christmas dessert that will knock the socks of your guests.

Make it extra cute by adding gingerbread men! I used Peeps, but little cookies would be cute too. Enjoy!!

Gingerbread Poke Cake

A flavorfully spiced gingerbread version of poke cake!

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A flavorfully spiced gingerbread version of poke cake!

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.