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Chocolate-Peppermint Poke Cake

Chocolate-Peppermint Poke Cake
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 15
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.
Updated August 5, 2011
Make With
Make With
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ 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)

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
140
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
430mg
18%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
37g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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