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Death by Chocolate Poke Cake - grab a fork and say a prayer!

Death by Chocolate Poke Cake

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Grab a fork and say your prayers because this rich, super chocolately Death by Chocolate poke cake is worth every bite!



For the Cake

  • One 16.5 oz Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • One 5.9 oz. box Jell-O chocolate instant pudding & pie filling
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 8 oz. chocolate syrup (in a can)

For the Chocolate Topping

  • 1 cup cold milk
  • One 3.9 oz. Jell-O chocolate fudge instant pudding & pie filling
  • One 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip topping (thawed)


For the Cake

  1. Preheat your oven to 350* and spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix together all ingredients except the chocolate syrup.
  3. Pour chocolate cake batter in pan and spread into an even layer. It will be thicker than a traditional cake batter.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center is baked through and a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Allow cake to cool for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Then, using the handle of a wooden spoon (or a skewer or drinking straw), poke holes over the surface of the cake.
  7. Pour the chocolate syrup over the top of the warm cake, getting as much in the holes as possible.
  8. Allow cake to cool completely.

For the Chocolate Topping

  1. Using a hand mixer, mix together the milk and pudding mix.
  2. On the lowest speed, add the Cool Whip, mixing just until combined.
  3. Spread over the top of the cake.
  4. Refrigerate cake until serving.
  5. Add chocolate shavings or sprinkles if desired.

Keywords: chocolate poke cake