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I have been on the hunt for foods that will allow me to sneak fiber into my husband’s diet. He was recently diagnosed with slightly high cholesterol and fiber is supposed to help fix that. In my hunt, I found the Great Grains Blueberry Morning cereal. This Blueberry Morning Poke Cake is a way to give my husband a treat and slide some fiber into his diet. It came out great and I made a very happy husband this weekend with this cake. YAY!
Here are the yummy ingredients to make the Blueberry Morning Poke Cake:
1 Cake Mix & Required Ingredients from the back of the box
We found the Great Grains Blueberry Morning and all the ingredient on our shopping trip to Walmart. As you can see, we had fun! Great Grains Blueberry Morning has the perfect amount of natural sweetness with whole-grain clusters, real fruit and nuts. Great Grains comes in Five flavorful varieties: Raisins, Dates & Pecans, Cranberry Almond Crunch, Crunchy Pecans, Banana Nut Crunch and Blueberry Morning.
1 box instant pudding and milk as stated on the back of the box
1 container frozen whipped topping, thawed
First, I bought a box of Betty Crocker’s SuperMoist cake mix. I decided to use the white cake variety for a cool contrast of color with the Great Grains Blueberry Morning cereal. I added a little blueberry extract to the mix and only used egg whites to keep the color as white as possible. The yellow from the eggs gives the cake a yellow tint.
I baked the cake using the instructions on the back in long shallow pan. Then, I allowed the cake to cool. Poke cakes work best if everything is cooled down.
After the cake cooled, it was time to poke holes in the cake. Using a wooden spoon, I poked holes in a uniform way.
I used a box of instant white chocolate pudding to make the filling for the cake. It is extremely simple, just mix with milk and pour over the top of the poke cake. I had to shake the cake a little so that the pudding would fall into the holes.
Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. You can, of course, leave it in longer.
Make the cereal topping next by adding 2 cups of Great Grains Blueberry Morning into a zip lock bag. Crush the cereal with the bag closed. Melt 2 tbsp of butter to add to the ziplock along with 2 tbsp sugar. Mix the cereal, sugar and melted butter together to coat.
Bake the cereal at 350 for about 6 minutes until it is caramelized and not burned.
When the cake has been in the fridge for at least an hour, top the cake with one whole container of frozen whipped topping.
Lastly, generous sprinkle the caramelizedGreat Grains Blueberry Morning cereal over the frozen topping.