Chocolate-Peppermint Poke Cake

Make a cake that's easy to take and share. Pockets of creamy pudding and melt-in-your-mouth peppermint candies are the memories you'll make.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 15

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ chocolate fudge cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Filling

1
box (4-serving size) white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
2
cups milk
1/2
teaspoon peppermint extract

Frosting

1/4
teaspoon peppermint extract
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped milk chocolate frosting
3/4
cup coarsely chopped chocolate-covered peppermint patties (8 candies)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 15 minutes. With handle of wooden spoon, poke top of warm cake every 1/2 inch.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients with whisk about 2 minutes. Immediately pour over cake. Cover loosely; refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.
  • 3 Stir 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract into frosting. Spread frosting over top of cake. Sprinkle with peppermint patties. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

To keep candies from sticking together as you cut them, sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over the cutting board. As you cut the candies, toss them with the sugar.

Vanilla or chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix can be used instead of the white chocolate pudding mix.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
430mg
430%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
37g
37%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.