Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Chocolate Poke Cake

Chocolate Poke Cake by http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

A few months ago, I have not heard of - much less tasted - poke cakes before. But I have been seeing them all over the internet lately, so I finally decided to give it a try. And you know what? I'm sure glad I did, because I've just added this to my list of favorite treats. I adapted this from this recipe right here. I hope you like it!


CHOCOLATE POKE CAKE

1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cups Hershey's Cocoa 
1 tsp. salt
1-3/4 cups sugar
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 container (16 oz.) dairy sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 cup butter/margarine, softened
2 eggs
2 pkg. (4-serving each size) Jell-O Cook & Serve Pudding
1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed
chocolate shavings

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa,  baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add butter , sour cream, vanilla and eggs. Beat on medium speed of mixer for 3 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 40-45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Immediately poke deep holes in cake at 1-inch intervals, using round handle of wooden spoon.
  5. Prepare pudding as directed on package. Pour it onto the cake, making sure the pudding gets into the holes. Refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  6. Spread Cool Whip onto the cake. Sprinkle chocolate shavings on top. Refrigerate 1 hour. 
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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64 comments:

  1. Yum! My birthday is next week and this is what I want.

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    1. Advanced happy birthday Tamara! I hope you enjoy it!

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  2. This sounds great, Ritchil! I love poke cakes! :) Thanks so much for linking up at All My Bloggy Friends this week - I've shared this on Facebook!

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    1. Thank YOU for visiting and sharing it on Facebook!

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    2. Just stopping by to thank you again, Ritchil! I also wanted to let you know that your recipe had the most views at last week's party!! You'll be featured tomorrow :) I can't wait to see what you share this week!

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    3. Thank you so much Jamie! So exciting!

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  3. Oh sweet chocolatey goodness! This sounds heavenly!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  4. Such a beautiful and tempting cake! Thanks for your lovely comment...

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to visit!

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  5. Visiting from All My Bloggy Friends :) I had never heard of a poke cake before - it looks delicious!

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  6. It's a very interesting recipe! It definitely looks fantastic :)

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  7. I just started making poke cakes recently..I now adore them! This looks delicious :)
    Also wanted to invite you to link up at my weekly linky party Share Your Stuff Tuesdays at :http://www.ourtableforseven.com/2013/07/share-your-stuff-tuesdays-5.html
    Hope to see you there!

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    1. Thank you for inviting me to the party Erin!

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    2. Thank you for sharing Ritchil! Hope to see you again next week :)

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    3. That was a fun linky party Erin!

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  8. OMG please have me over for a snack, that looks divine!!

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  9. I've seen so many poke cake recipes which use a box mix. So happy yours is made from scratch - pinning! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-2/

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    1. Thanks for inviting me Nicky! I'll be there!

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  10. This looks so good! I love anything with chocolate :)

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  11. This sounds really good & easy. I'm a new follower by way of the Show Off weekend blog party. Have a great weekend!
    Melanie
    violetsbuds.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for following Melanie! I'll be sure to return the love!

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    1. They sure are Stacey! Hope you try them!

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  13. I love poke cakes, it's so refreshing to see one made from scratch. It looks delicious.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at "The Saturday Spotlight party"!
    Have a great weekend!
    April

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    1. That was a lovely party April! Hope you're having a great weekend too!

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  14. I still have not ever made a poke cake! I was getting ready to make one that I saw last month, but couldn't come up with a completely dairy-free version. Maybe I will figure it out one of these days :)

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    1. Oh wow, I haven't seen a dairy-free version either. It would be really great if you can figure out how to do that.

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  15. Might try this one!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Showcase Sunday!

    Shelly@Minettesmaze

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment Shelly! Have a great week!

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  16. From one chocolate cake maker to another...this looks fabulous! I make a couple of years back that required you to poke holes in it (wasn't chocolate). I poured buttermilk in the holes. Thought it wasn't going to be good, but it was terrific! Nice photo, too.

    Sharon
    Make It Or Fix It Yourself!

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    1. That sounds delicious! Thanks for dropping by Sharon!

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  17. I love poke cakes, and this one looks amazing. So chocolate-y and moist. Pinning this!

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    1. Thanks for the visit and the pin Kristin!

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  18. I never tried poke cake but this one looks amazing!

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    1. Hope you try it! My family and I loved it so much I'm thinking of making it again.

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  19. This looks SO YUMMY!!
    On behalf of Lisa, Cindy & myself, thanks so much for sharing this at our "Best Of The Weekend party"! I have pinned this to our party board and another big board too. We hope to see you again when the party kicks off Friday eve at 8PM EST.
    Have a great week!
    Xoxo

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    1. Thanks Claire! Hope you're having a terrific week too!

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I just wanted to let you know I am featuring you this week. I would love for you to grab my button to add to the post or your sidebar. I would love for you to share your news of being featured on your social media. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
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    Have a great week!
    Hugs! Cathy

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    1. Thanks you so much for the feature Cathy! I'll be sharing this for sure!

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  21. Oh my goodness this looks divine! I cannot wait to try it. Looks like something I'd buy from a bakery :) You're being featured tonight at Weekend Wonders when the party goes live at 9pm est! Thanks so much for linking up with us!

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    1. Thank YOU for the feature Jessie! This is so exciting!

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  22. This cake looks delicious! I love chocolate cake! Fabi (from Brazil)

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    1. Thanks Armario! I'm a big fan of chocolate cakes too!

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  23. Hi,
    These Sounds like Yummy..!!
    This chocolate poke cake looks delicious.
    I love Chocolate cake.I read your recipe its to unique and easy to make.
    I really excited to try this recipe.
    Thanks for sharing...

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    1. I hope you try making it Chrish! It's really good. I might have to make this again soon.

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  24. Pinned this! You can never be wrong with chocolate!

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    1. That is so true, Sandra! Thanks for visiting and pinning!

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  25. This is super tempting ..
    Do link it to the event on my blog.
    Let's cook for Christmas
    http://justnotthecakes.blogspot.com/2013/11/event-announcement-lets-cook-for.html

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    1. Thank you for the invite Shey! "See" you there! (^_^)

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    2. Thank you for linking chocolate poke cake dear . i am drooling looking at the picture.

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  26. Can you use INSTANT pudding instead of the cooked version????

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    1. Yes you can, I've tried using instant pudding and it turned out great. :)

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  27. Add a can of sweetened condense ilk and carmel topping acroos the top--with the chocolate and these two ingredients--you will be beyond HAPPY--

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  28. sweetened condensed milk--crazy computer

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    1. That sounds amazing! I'd try it for sure. Thanks!

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