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Chocolate Pudding Poke Cake

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Chocolate Pudding Poke Cake
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 3 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12
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Maybe you've heard of the poke method. But have you heard of making a chocolate poke cake with boxed cake mix? You may never go back once you've tried it! The proof is in the pudding—that is, the pudding that you'll pour over your baked cake to create a perfectly moist chocolate poke cake. The results are ooey, gooey and absolutely delicious. This chocolate poke cake recipe is perfect for a family dessert or for casual entertaining.
Updated Nov 18, 2021

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan).
  • 2
    Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan.
  • 3
    Poke cake every 1/2 inch with handle of wooden spoon. In medium bowl, beat pudding mix and milk with whisk about 2 minutes. Pour pudding evenly over cake. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To make this easy chocolate poke cake more special, top with whipped cream and chopped toasted nuts or a scoop of fudge swirl ice cream.
  • tip 2
    If desired, you can make a chocolate fudge poke cake using chocolate fudge instant pudding & pie mix instead of using milk chocolate pudding.
  • tip 3
    In a poke cake, after baking, holes are poked and a variety of fillings poured over the top, such as gelatin, sweetened condensed milk, fruit puree or pudding. Poke cakes also can be topped with your favorite topping before serving.

Nutrition

290 Calories, 13g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 38g Total Carbohydrate, 22g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
19%
Sodium
470mg
19%
Potassium
160mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
22g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • If you’ve got a box of Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ chocolate fudge cake mix in your pantry, you’re not far from serving up a totally decadent take on chocolate cake. What makes this cake special is the poke method. Just grab a wooden spoon and poke the surface of the cake; this allows the silky filling of milk and chocolate pudding to permeate the cake, giving it a delectable ooey-gooey texture. With this simple yet special approach, you can serve up a cake that no one would ever guess is made from a mix. In fact, it’s a perfect potluck dessert that travels well — inside your trusty 13x9-baking dish — and serves 12 people. If you want to gussy it up, you can always add whipped cream and chopped nuts! Want to learn more new ways to make the perfect cake? Betty’s got you covered!
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