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Praline Poke Cake

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes


4-8 people

“This Southern cake is always quick to disappear at parties and potlucks,” ~ Baking Beauty. Filled with a buttery praline flavor thanks to Tony’s Praline Honey Ham Injectable Marinade, this Praline Poke Cake does not disappoint!

Praline Poke Cake

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  • 1 Box Butter Pecan Cake Mix

  • 3/4 Cup Butter, Melted

  • 1/4 Cup Tony’s Praline Honey Ham Injectable Marinade

  • 4 Whole Eggs

  • 1 Cup Whole Milk

  • 1/2 Cup Tony’s Praline Honey Ham Injectable Marinade

  • 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk

  • 2 Tablespoons Tony’s Praline Honey Ham Injectable Marinade

  • 3/4 Cup Pecans, Roughly Chopped

  • Clear


Making the Cake:

  1. Line a 9×13-inch pan with nonstick foil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter, 1/4 cup Tony’s Praline Honey Ham Marinade, eggs and milk. Stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 325°F for 23-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Adding the Filling:

  1. Cool the cake slightly, 3-5 minutes.
  2. Using a wooden spoon, poke holes into the cake around 2 inches apart.
  3. Pour or inject 1/2 cup Tony’s Praline Honey Ham Marinade into the holes.

Making the Topping:

  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and 2 tablespoons Tony’s Praline Honey Ham Marinade. Heat for 2-3 minutes or until warmed through and slightly thickened.
  2. Spoon over the cake and garnish with chopped pecans. Enjoy!

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