Milky Way Poke Cake Recipe

I have a confession. I had never had a poke cake before this weekend. So I made a Milky Way Poke Cake on Sunday. I saw so many recipes and I really wanted to make a Pina Colada Poke Cake, but I asked my kids which one they wanted and Milky Way Poke Cake was the winner.

Now I usually make all my desserts by scratch and you could definitely do that but this is a short cut and since it takes a while because it has to be refrigerated, boxed cake mixes are fine.  I found the original recipe here. There are also lots of recipes for poke cakes here. This may be my new obsession. How long will it take to make all the poke cakes that I come across.

It only took two days for it to be completely gone. My kids asked the neighbors over and before I knew it, it was gone. The cake is super moist and I am sure all the different recipes are a little different. You can find some of my other desserts on my Easy Recipes page.


Milky Way Poke Cake

Milky Way poke cake on plate

Milky Way Poke Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix plus ingredients it calls for
  • *Nouget
  • *1/4 cup butter
  • *1 cup sugar
  • *1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme fluff
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 12 oz jar caramel topping
  • 1 8 oz tub cool whip thawed
  • 2 regular size Milky Ways and 2 Snickers Bars Chopped


Bake cake according to directions in a 9 X 13 pan

Let cake cool for about 5 minutes.

While cake is cooling, make the nougat filling. Melt butter in saucepan over medium hat. Add sugar and milk stirring constantly to until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and stir for 4 minutes. Remove from stove and stir in marshmallow cream and vanilla. Mix until smooth

Poke holes in cake with the handle end of a wooden spoon.

Evenly our and distribute *nougat filling into the holes in the cake.

Next evenly our and distribute caramel topping into the holes in the cake.

Let cake cool completely.

Once cake is cooled completely, evenly spread thawed cool whip over the top of cake.

Sprinkle chopped Milky Ways ( I also used snickers) over the top of cool whip.

Store in fridge until ready to eat.

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Milky Way Poke Cake whole cake

Have you made any poke cakes? I should have drizzled some caramel over the top but we ate it too quick. I hope you enjoy this Milky Way Poke Cake recipe and leave me a comment letting me know what you think. Also follow me on twitter. Leave your twitter link and I will follow you back.

Red White and Blue Oreos

In just a few days it will be 4th of July and I made these Red White and Blue Oreos this week. Who doesn’t like oreos? These are so pretty and easy to make. I wrote this 4th of July Recipe Round Up last week and then made these Oreos a little late to make it in the post. I made these Oreos a few months ago and we finished them off pretty quickly.  I can’t tell you how many times I bought a package, planning to make them and they were gone by morning. And no it wasn’t me, it was may darling children.

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So once again, I ran down to the store to get the Oreos, and then went into my collection of Wilton Candy Melts and picked out Red Velvet and Blue and then got my sprinkles out, and also a few candy sticks.

Red velvet Oreo Pops in glass jar

Red White and Blue Oreos


Place about a cup of Candy Melts into a microwavable cup and melt at 30 second intervals until melted, stirring in between. Set aside.

Carefully open your oreos and place on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.

Dip a cookie stick into the candy melts and place between the cookie sides. Be very careful not to break them.

Place tray in refrigerator to set and harden for 15 minutes

Take out of refrigerator and start dipping the pops into the candy melts and use a spoon to smear it over the Oreo.

Carefully tap the stick onto your pointer finger to remove excess candy melts.

Now place back on the tray and sprinkle with pretty sprinkles and when finished place back in refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Red White and Blue Oreos


Glass of Blue Oreo Cookie Pops


Oreo Cookie Pops for 4th of July


The possibilities for these cookies are endless. You can make them any color and add flavors to the Candy Melts. I used Wilton’s Red Velvet Candy Melts that I bought a while ago, but they were a limited flavor. You might be able to find them in your favorite hobby store. You can make them with the stick or without.


I hope you enjoy these Red White and Blue Oreo Cookie pops and will pin them to your favorite board.

Im Guest Posting on these Snickerdoodle Cookies

Hey guess what?  I’m guest posting on these Snickerdoodle Cookies over at Making our Life Matter. This weekend I made an easy recipe for these cookies.


Jen is on Vacation and I said I would love to share one of my recipes over there. I am excited to be visiting with her readers today.  Jen has lots of great recipes on her site like this Tea Inspired Summer Cocktails or Mocktails as I prefer. But you already know I love my Tea.  Have a great week and indulge in the cinnamon sugar goodness of these cookies.


Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe


  Easy Recipe for Snickerdoodle Cookies


If you would like to try some of my other dessert recipes you can find them on my Easy recipes page.  Make sure when you visit Making our home matter you leave a comment so Jen knows you stopped by.  She is off having a great time with her family at the beach. Lucky Jen.


I hope you will come back this week for more recipes from Candiland. Sign up for my email updates so you wont miss anything going on here. You can follow me on Bloglovin and Facebook and don’t forget to Pin this recipe.



Oreo Cookie Pops

Who doesn’t like Oreos? They are crazy cookies, not healthy, but definitely addicting.  Add a chocolate coating on them and put a stick in it and you have yourself a new obsession. Oreo Cookie Pops. This last week, I made some using Wilton Candy Melts and Wilton Lollipop Sticks. It was super easy. This post is part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Here is my last post on Easter Cupcakes.


Just get your favorite OREOS and some parchment paper and  candy melts. You can use any kind of coating even chocolate chips.  Heat up the candy melts at 30 second intervals in the microwave.


Take your cookies and carefully open them trying not to break them. Add a little of the melted chocolate to the tip of the stick and push it into the middle of the cookie and place the top cookie back together. This glues the stick inside the cookie. Then you can dip the cookie either fully or half way. I did both so you can see the difference. Make sure you let the excess drip off the cookie. Then add sprinkles or any topping you want. When you are done place them on a tray lined with parchment paper and pop them into the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Easy Peasy.

Oreo Cookie Pop Collage

I hope you enjoy making these easy cookie pops and pin them for later viewing. These would be great for your Easter Holiday.

Leave a comment and tell me what variations you may have done recently.




Easter Cupcakes

As I said before, I love Spring and Easter Time. Everything about it is so refreshing. From the birds singing to the later nights, all the fruits that come in season, it just makes me happy.

So to celebrate this happy time, I am sharing some Easter cupcakes for the season. This post is part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge and here is yesterdays post on my favorite cupcake quote signs.

Easter cupcakes and dessert collage


The larger picture is a vanilla cupcake with a chocolate dipped peep covered in sprinkles and jelly beans. The next is  vanilla cupcake with a Wilton tip #233 used to make grass frosting and Easter peanut M & M’s. The top is an Easter cake made for my daughters class a few years ago.

I have made several others but after my computer crashed, trying to find where my pictures are, is a challenge. I love to find printables on the internet for different cupcake picks. Just google them,  or get some here at Hoosier Homemade. You can find more ideas on my facebook page.

My Favorite Quotes for Cupcakes


Don’t you just love some of the cute cards from some cards,  that show up on facebook and twitter? I have found a few that I love.

This post is from the Ultimate Blog Challenge and here is yesterdays post on Alice in Wonderland Tea Party ideas.

Giving children cupcakes from teacher more cupcake cards Favorite cupcake quotes and signs

I hope you enjoy these, I know there are many more, but I could end up on social media all day long. Leave me a comment below and let me know which one you like best.