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Death by Chocolate Poke Cake

Death by Chocolate Poke Cake is just the chocolate overload dessert for any chocolate lover. It costs $12.40 to make and serves 12. That's just $1.04 per serving!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time28 mins
CHILL TIME1 hr
Total Time1 hr 53 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, chocolate
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 705kcal
Cost: $12.40

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • Large measuring cup
  • Wooden mixing spoon
  • Stand mixer or handheld mixer

Ingredients

FOR CAKE:

  • 15.25 ounce chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 3.9 ounce instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream

FILLING:

  • 14- ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup hot fudge sauce

CHOCOLATE WHIPPED CREAM:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

CAKE TOPPINGS:

  • 3 Tablespoons chocolate sauce
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup chocolate sprinkles

Instructions

PREP OVEN AND PAN:

  • Move oven rack to middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.

MAKE CAKE:

  • In a large bowl whisk together all of the cake ingredients until combined.
  • Then, vigorously whisk the batter together for 1 minute.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth into an even layer.
  • Bake for 28-34 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Move cake to a wite rack and cool completely about 45-60 minutes.
  • Use the end of a wooden spoon to poke the cake all over.

MAKE FILLING & POUR ONTO CAKE:

  • In a large microwave-safe measuring cup (I use a 4-cup measuring cup), combine sweetened condensed milk and hot fudge sauce. Heat on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and heat on 50% power for 30 seconds. Repeat until the mixture is warmed through and pourable.
  • Slowly pour the filling into the holes of the cake, this should take a couple of minutes, take your time.
  • Cover the cake and place it in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour or overnight.

MAKE CHOCOLATE WHIPPED CREAM:

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer add all of the chocolate whipped cream ingredients. Whip on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.

FINISH CAKE:

  • Spread chocolate whipped cream evenly over the chilled cake.
  • Drizzle cake with chocolate sauce.
  • Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and chocolate sprinkles.
  • Serve or chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 705kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 564mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 2mg