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Have the kids in your neck of woods gone back to school yet? We have been back at it for a few weeks and man, school is exhausting! (For students and parents!) This week, I registered both of our boys for baseball (and Cam is still playing football) and I am seriously questioning our calender and my sanity. So, after particularly trying days, I’ll rifle through and pick one of the delicious recipes from the recipe box in my mind for a sweet little pick me up!
We are determined that we will not fall to 6th and 9th grade! I cannot, however, guarantee that we will not fall to chocolate!
Death by Chocolate Poke Cake
If this cake can’t perk us right up after a long day of quadratic equations and make me forget all about signing syllabuses and washing uniforms, I don’t know what will!
So, what makes this cake a nearly lethal combination of all things chocolate?
Rich chocolate cake.
With chocolate chips.
And chocolate pudding.
And chocolate syrup.
And fluffy chocolate topping.
Topped with chocolate shavings.
Don’t let that sweet exterior fool you. This cake may start with a basic chocolate cake mix but it sure doesn’t finish as one. I have amped up the richness and texture with sour cream and chocolate chips and a box of chocolate pudding.
Should I apologize that my love language includes chocolate pudding?
Nah, I didn’t think so.
You may have noticed that this cake does not have a traditional butter cream frosting. (Would you believe that I am not a frosting girl. Can we still be friends?) Since this cake is so dense and rich, the light, fluffy chocolate topping is perfect to balance that out. This is my go-to cake and cupcake topping and it is SO easy – it’s made with cold milk, Jell-O pudding mix and Cool Whip! I picked everything up at Walmart when I made my 17th trip to buy school supplies this week 😉
We think this cake is pretty much the perfect ending to any day (or beginning of any day, we don’t judge)! So, start by pouring yourself a big glass of milk or a cup of coffee and cut a piece of this Death by Chocolate Poke Cake. Then, hold on to your hats and glasses, because you are about to indulge in a divinely decadent dessert …
More delicious ways to end the day!
- Pumpkin Spice Company Cake
- Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
- Triple Lemon Cupcakes
- Banana Pudding Cupcakes
- Triple Strawberry Cupcakes
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