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Churro Tres Leches Cinnamon Poke Cake

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Each week we get together with friends to watch one of the Bachelor shows. Since Bachelor in Paradise was filmed in Mexico, we decided to have a fiesta themed Labor Day dinner last night. I was in charge of the in main dish and dessert. My friends love testing my dessert creations featured here at Diana Rambles, so I knew I needed to make something new. My husband suggested churros. That inspired me to create this cinnamon sugar tres leches style poke cake.Churro Tres Leches Poke Cake Recipe

Cinnamon Poke Cake Recipe

I love taking cake mixes and turning them into something special. This recipe was no exception to that. I started with a yellow cake mix and added some cinnamon and Mexican vanilla. The house smelled heavenly after this came out of the oven. I had to tell my family to keep away from it!

Yield: 12

Churro Tres Leches Cinnamon Poke Cake

Churro Tres Leches Cinnamon Poke Cake

Enjoy the taste of churros with this awesome poke cake.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours


  • yellow cake mix
  • eggs, oil, water (ingredients listed on the box)
  • 1 tsp Mexican vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 container whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Prepare the cake mix according to the directions, adding the vanilla and cinnamon.
  2. Place in a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  3. Mix the 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the cake batter.
  4. Bake the cake for the longest time listed, so that the edges of the cake get crispy.
  5. Let the cake cook completely.
  6. With the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the cake about an inch apart.
  7. Slowly pour the tres leches (3 milks) into the holes in the cake.
  8. Refrigerate the cake until the liquid is absorbed into the cake.
  9. Mix in the teaspoon of cinnamon in with the thawed whipped topping.
  10. Frost the cake with the whipped topping.
  11. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top.
  12. Serve and enjoy.
  13. Store cake in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 5Carbohydrates: 1g

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Cinnamon Tres Leches Poke Cake BakedThis cake was so delicious. It’s like an explosion of cinnamon in your mouth. Many people had a second piece. While we had this part of a fiesta-themed celebration, this cake would be good at any party.

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Monday 29th of April 2019

This may be a silly question but when you pour the 3 milks over the cake, do you mix them together first or just pour them over individually?

Diana Rambles

Tuesday 30th of April 2019

I pour them individually, but all together is fine too.


Saturday 9th of March 2019

Genius!! All 4 of my teens devoured this. Wonderful version of a tres leches cake! Thank you so much.

Diana Rambles

Sunday 10th of March 2019

I'm glad they like it!

Pamela Porosky

Saturday 13th of January 2018

I'm in the middle of Making this,it says at the end to sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top of the cool whip. I don't see any other sugar listed besides the first that goes on the batter. So now I'm not sure if I should just sprinkle cinnamon on top or make some cinnamon sugar. I don't know how that would be on top of the cool whip. Any thoughts?

Diana Rambles

Saturday 13th of January 2018

Pamela~ I sprinkled straight cinnamon on top, although I think that cinnamon sugar would work too! I hope you enjoy it.

Alexis AKA MOM

Monday 12th of September 2016

OMG that is so amazing looking!!

Diana Rambles

Tuesday 13th of September 2016

I wish I had gotten better photos because it was SOOOO amazing!


Tuesday 6th of September 2016

I have a friend who loves to make poke cakes!

Diana Rambles

Tuesday 6th of September 2016

She sounds awesome!

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