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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Death By Chocolate Poke Cake

Take my advice .... y'all might wanna sit down for this one. And say a prayer. Ask for forgiveness, because what you are about to see is a sin, I'm sure!

What's a girl to do when she wants chocolate? Go all out, of course! I seriously don't think I could have stuffed much more chocolate into this cake without needing some sort of resuscitation! And we're not talking about any kind of chocolate here folks .... when you have a serious chocolate deprivation, only the dark stuff will do!

Feast your eyes upon this dark chocolate cake with luscious dark chocolate pudding and oozy dark chocolate topping ..... marry that with a divine mousse-like chocolate layer and for good measure, give it a full giant-sized dark chocolate bar. Be still my heart .... I told y'all you would need to sit for this!

Apparently, I don't need help finding temptation ..... I can find it all by myself! ... And I found it for you too! ;) This would be a huge hit for any chocolate lover. Be forewarned, people will ask for the recipe so be sure to have it handy!

Death By Chocolate Poke Cake




Death By Chocolate Poke Cake
Printable recipe
Yield: 18-24 servings

1 pkg. (15.25 oz.) dark chocolate cake mix
Ingredients listed on box to make cake
1 box (3.56 oz.) instant Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Pudding mix
3 cups milk, divided
1 jar (12.8 oz.) Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate topping
1 box (3.56 oz.) instant Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Pudding mix
1 container (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
1 Giant (6.8 oz.) Hershey Dark Chocolate candy bar, chopped

Bake the cake according to package directions using a 9x13-in. baking pan.

Mix one of the pudding mixes with the 2 cups of milk in a medium bowl. Poke holes in the hot cake with the round end of a wooden spoon and slowly pour this mixture over the cake, trying to fill the holes.  Microwave the chocolate topping (with the lid off) for about 45 seconds or until it pours easily. Pour evenly over the top of the cake. Let cake cool completely. 

In a medium bowl, combine the second pudding mix with the additional 1 cup of milk. Carefully fold in the Cool Whip. Spread the mixture evenly over the top of the cake. Sprinkle the chopped candy bar over the top. 

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Store the cake (covered) in the refrigerator.

***Just a quick note - I found the topping near the ice cream toppings at my local store.

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59 comments:

  1. That looks extremely dangerous Jamie...it's probably best that I am no where near it haha. Great recipe!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    1. That's why you make sure you have help eating it :) LOL Thanks for stopping by, Eric!

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  2. Oh my heck. If I'm gonna go, this is how I'd like too. Looks AMAZING!!!!

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  3. This is my kind of cake!! Looks wonderful. Visiting from Thriving on Thursdays. Would love to have you share it on the BBQ Block Party!
    Easy Life Meal & Party Planning
    http://www.easylifemealandpartyplanning.blogspot.com

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  4. Girla, you do want the death of me ! Awesome recipe :-)

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  5. Oh my goodness, Jamie - this looks awesome and totally has my hubby's chocoholic name written all over it! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Have a wonderful Thursday!

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  6. OMG Jamie! I drooled all over my key board when I saw this! Just had to share on my FB page, thanks for linking up at Thursday's Treasures!

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  7. Now THIS is how to handle a chocolate craving! Pinned!!

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  8. Oh- seriously- I would eat the whole thing by myself. YUM!

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  9. Droooling... all over the keyboard.... Pinned and still drooling.... :)

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  10. This looks amazing! I found your link on Pinterest and I am definitely re-pinning to try later.

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  11. Holy Moly...now that is an insanely delicious looking cake!!! I already shared it on facebook to show my daughter. I tagged the chocoholic so she could see it :) Maybe I will make it for her when she comes home next week!

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  12. Holy smokes! That sure makes the small 1oz bar of chocolate I just bought look pitiful. You are an evil temptress Jamie. But on the other side I know what kind of cake I'm making for my next family party.

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  13. I love any kind of poke cake and this looks divine!

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  14. If i cant find hershey pudding will jello chocolate work

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    1. Absolutely! You could even use any kind of chocolate interchangeably - from the cake mix, to the pudding, and even the candy bar! :)

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  15. Jamie, This Poke Cake looks delicious! =)

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  17. Love this Jamie! Looks rich but light, is that possible? Thanks for linking up at Sat. Dishes. pinned!

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  18. I can honestly say I don't think I've ever seen so much chocolate stuffed into one dish before. Pass me a plate and fork, because I'm staying!!

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  19. Oh, my. I'm sunk. But oh what a way to go! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday.

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  20. Mmmm! The more chocolate the better I say! :D This cake is outrageous...I just wouldn't trust myself alone with this ;)

    Found your blog through Food Friday and am now following!

    xo,
    Tammy

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  21. This is DEFINITELY deserving of the name! Holy moly - CHOCOLATE LOVER'S DREAM! :)

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  22. Wow! Can I just dive in head first? This is my kind of cake :-) Pinning!

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  23. Thanks for bringing this over to Saturday Dishes. Love it!

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda@Tumbleweed Contessa

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  24. That looks amazing! I just tried a poke cake for the first time last year and liked it! Tiffany

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  25. I love poke cakes. So moist and wonderful. This one is to die for! So much wonderful chocolate!

    Thanks for sharing at the In and Out of the Kitchen Party! I am so glad you dropped by!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  26. omg pin'd to my Gonna Do board! Found this via Marvelous Mondays :)

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  27. You had me at death by chocolate. I could literally taste the cake from the picture! Hugs, Holly
    http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/blog/

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  28. I'm a chocoholic and this is just making me drool right now! Thanks so much for the recipe!

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

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  29. AH! Looks fabulous Jamie..very dangerous to have around my house :) Thanks for linking up at Share your Stuff Tuesdays..hope to see you again next week!
    Erin @ Table for Seven

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  30. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! I have featured your project on Blog Stalking Thursday Features YOU! The post is going live later tonight. I would love for you to stop by and grab a feature button. Thanks again for sharing!

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  31. This does look sinful, but I'd love to try it, lol. Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  32. MMMmmmmmm kill me twice!! Stopping by from the blog hop to say hey!

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  33. Congratulations...this post was featured on Create It Thursday #8! Thanks so much for linking up such a fabulous idea last week! www.lambertslately.com/2013/06/create-it-thursday-8-plus-features.html

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  34. I don't want to die, but I definitely want to eat this cake. Yumm!
    Sherri@MadeFromPinterest.net

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  35. Jamie this looks beyond delicious!! I'm featuring this on tomorrow's Show & Share Wednesday link party. See you there!

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  36. This one will be for my chocoholic son in law's birthday coming up! for what it's worth

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  37. Hi! I made this cake last night but had some confusion over the first pudding mix that you pour in the holes when mixed with milk. Should it be completely liquidy or do you refrigerate it at all so it starts to thicken?

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    1. Hi Nic! Thanks for your question! You do pour it right after it's mixed - it should start to thicken slightly. You can use the back of a spoon to help push it in the holes if it gets too thick to pour! Hope that helps!

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    2. ok, that's exactly where I went wrong but I added more milk to make it more liquidy and it worked for the most part. Good thing I'm making it again this weekend!
      Thanks!

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  38. WOWZA! That is death by chocolate... What a way to go! ;-) -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  39. Featured on my 9 pudding and jello post this week. :)

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  40. You are a horrible person.....posting this recipe and making me drool and want to make it. I cannot buy any of the ingredients used. :-(

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    1. I'm so sorry, Mrs B! You could make a from scratch chocolate cake and use homemade chocolate pudding in place of the mixes! I hope that helps :)

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  41. Now I know what a poke cake is!! I a HUGE fan of dark chocolate so I am in LOVE with this. I will absolutely be making it. Thank you...and happy SITS Day!

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  42. Pretty sure I sinned just looking at the Dark Chocolate Poke Cake! I'll be making this one in the future!

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  43. Well, what can I say - seriously sinful is right! I have a daughter for whom chocolate is sort of a food group, so I'll be giving it a try for her. Hope I can resist from overindulging. Have a wonderful SITS day!

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  44. OMGeeee! That looks and sounds so decadent and Delish! Someone may have to 'poke' me when I finish eating it...LOL

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  45. It looks so delicious. I've made a poke cake years ago for the 4th of July. It was a white cake with strawberry jello covered in cool whip. Then to truly make it patriotic--strawberries and blue berries to make a flag. It was delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Enjoy your SITS Day.

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  46. YUUMMMMYYYYY! I have never heard of poke cake before. I'll have to give this a try. Thank you!

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  47. Oh yummy! I can definitely see that your blog is going to be a danger to my waistline! ;P I hope you're having an awesome SITS Day, congrats to you!!! This cake looks absolutely wonderful, I hope mine would turn out as delish as this... :D

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  48. Oh my gosh, I think I just gained 12 pounds just looking at that picture!!! :)

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  49. Happy SITS Day! This cake looks awesome and sounds like something even I could make!

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  50. You had me at chocolate! Happy SITS day, late!

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  51. Hi. I somehow stumbled on your page and this recipe and have been dying to try it out (felt too guilty to make it for myself lol). My friend just asked me to bake something for her grad party tomorrow and I immediately thot of this. I'm thinking of baking into cupcakes instead of cake form but I'm nervous about two things: 1) how do I do the pokes in cupcakes? Same way as you wrote it? or will that be too much hole for cupcake?. 2) I love whip cream as frosting but will it make the cupcakes soggy? Any advice on how to proceed ? A big THANK YOU from a first timee:)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Bushra! I have never attempted to make one of these kinds of cakes into cupcakes, and I am not really sure how it would turn out. Knowing what I know about this cake, I'm not sure I would try it on this particular recipe. The pudding makes the cake VERY moist - and I believe it would make it difficult to eat in a cupcake form.

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  52. Oh Lord! I don't often follow many recipes....but, this is an exception! My hubby is a death by chocolate-aholic, so I have to try this one for him and I pinned it! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  53. Our family does a lot of get together's & they are always looking for new
    & different dessert's & Boy-O-Boy, I sure do have one right here for them all to try!! ..
    Thank's a bunch Jamie for sharing this & all of your other recipes with us here on facebook!!
    Your A Peach!! .. <3.. :) ..

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