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Chocolate Poke Cake

This Chocolate Poke Cake is amazingly chocolatey and so moist. So easy to make with a box of cake mix and a supremely delicious frosting. One slice of this ultra rich cake and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to chocolate heaven.

Slice of Chocolate Poke Cake on a plate.


Poke cakes are such a fun dessert to make and they are great for potlucks since they can be made ahead of time and are perfect for serving lots of people.

Chocolate Poke Cake on a plate with jug of milk.


To make this Chocolate Poke Cake, you’ll start with a box of Devil’s Food Cake Mix and bake it according to package directions in a 9×13-inch pan. You’ll poke a bunch of holes in it and pour a mixture of sweetened condensed milk mixed with melted semi-sweet chocolate chips over the cake so that it seeps down in the holes.

Then you’ll spread on a delicious homemade chocolate frosting made from butter, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and heavy cream. As a finishing touch, sprinkle on some mini chocolate chips for even more chocolate flavor.


If you don’t want to use a cake mix, you can bake a from-scratch devil’s food cake or any chooclate cake recipe in a 9×13-inch pan. Then proceed with the rest of the recipe.


Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving and store leftovers in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

Slice of poke cake on a small white plate.


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Watch the short video below to see how easy this recipe is to make.

Slice of Chocolate Poke Cake on a plate.

Chocolate Poke Cake

This easy to make Chocolate Poke Cake is wonderfully moist with tons of chocolate flavor.
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes


  • 1 regular-sized box devil's food chocolate cake mix
  • ingredients to make cake
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted


  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Make cake according to package directions in a 9x13-inch pan.
  • Let cake cool and then poke holes all over it with the end of a wooden spoon or a large serving fork.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk and melted chocolate chips. Slowly pour over the cake.
  • Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder together.
  • Place the butter in a large bowl and use an electric mixer to beat it until fluffy.
  • Add half the powdered sugar mixture and the vanilla. Beat until combined.
  • Add remaining powdered sugar mixture and heavy cream and beat until fluffy. Spread on cake.
  • Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top.


Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving and store leftovers in the refrigerator.


Calories: 396kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: poke cake

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  1. Denise Willmarth

    My family was raving about this cake!! Very rich, delicious and moist. The only thing I did different was put chopped pecans on top instead of chocolate chips.

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