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Chocolate Poke Cake

This chocolate poke cake is a rich and decadent chocolate cake that is filled with hot fudge sauce, and topped with chocolate whipped cream! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 16


  • 1 chocolate cake mix (I like Devil's Food)
  • oil, eggs, and water (as called for on cake mix)
  • 12 oz jar Hot Fudge Sauce
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

For the Chocolate Whipped Cream:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Topping:

  • chocolate sauce
  • mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare your cake mix and bake according to box instructions in a 9x13 pan.
  • Allow cake to cool for about 5 minutes. 
  • Poke the cake all over with the bottom of a wooden spoon. (Or a fork, or knife or whatever you have) 
  • Mix together hot fudge and sweetened condensed milk in a medium sized bowl. 
  • Pour hot fudge sauce over the cake and spread evenly to go in holes and cover the cake. 
  • Cover the cake and place it in the fridge to chill for about 2 hours. 

For the Chocolate Whipping Cream:

  • Add heavy cream, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and vanilla extract to a large bowl. 
  • Beat heavy cream over high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread chocolate whipped cream over the top of the cake evenly. 
  • Drizzle chocolate sauce over the whipped cream, and sprinkle mini chocolate chips evenly over the top to decorate. 
  • Cover cake and place back in the fridge to chill for another 2 hours up to overnight. 
  • Slice and serve.


**Total time does not include chill time in the fridge.