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Death by Chocolate Poke Cake

Death by Chocolate Poke Cake- Big Green House

Death by Chocolate Poke Cake- Chocolate cake poked while warm and topped with a smooth chocolate glaze. Finally, it’s topped with a thick layer of chocolate buttercream frosting and mini chocolate chips. A chocolate lovers dream!

Death by Chocolate Poke Cake- Big Green House

Ingredients Needed:

  • Chocolate cake mix + ingredients called for on box
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Chocolate chips
  • Butter
  • Shortening
  • Powdered sugar
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Milk
  • Mini chocolate chips

Chocolate Cake Mix: Any brand or chocolate variety will work for this cake. Be sure to stick with a standard size ( approx 15-18 oz) box and you will be OK. You will also need any ingredients called for on the box.

Death by Chocolate Poke Cake- Big Green House

How to Make:

  • First, prepare the cake for a 13 x 9 cake pan, as directed on the box. Remove it from the oven and let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • While the cake is baking, melt the chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk. This can be done in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stove top. If you opt for the microwave, do this in 30 second intervals, to prevent burning. Whichever option you choose, keep a good eye on it..it can burn pretty easily.
  • After cooling for a few minutes, with the end of a wooden spoon ( or rounded instrument), poke holes on top of the entire cake.
  • Then, spread the melted chocolate mix on top.
  • Refrigerate the cake for at least 1 hour. If desired, you can refrigerate it for longer.
  • When you are ready, frost the cooled cake and sprinkle the top with mini chocolate chips.

Storage: Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Death by Chocolate Poke Cake- Big Green House

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Yield: 12-15 slices

Death by Chocolate Poke Cake

Death by Chocolate Poke Cake- Big Green House

Death by Chocolate Poke Cake- Chocolate cake poked while warm and topped with a smooth chocolate glaze. Finally, it's topped with a thick layer of chocolate buttercream frosting and mini chocolate chips. A chocolate lovers dream!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1- standard size box, chocolate cake mix, and ingredients called for on box
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

FOR FROSTING:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2-3 TBSP milk
  • mini chocolate chips, for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 baking dish.
  2. Prepare cake according to box instructions. Remove and let it cool for just 10-15 minutes.
  3. While the cake is baking, melt the chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  4. With the end of a wooden spoon, gently poke holes in the top of the warm cake. Be sure to poke the entire top of the cake.
  5. Spread the melted chocolate mixture on top of the warm cake.
  6. Refrigerate the cake for 1 hour to cool and for the chocolate to absorb into the cake.
  7. Prepare Frosting: Beat butter and shortening until fluffy. Gradually add in cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Beat until fully combined. Add in milk and beat until desired consistency is reached. Frost on cooled cake. Sprinkle the top with mini chocolate chips before serving.

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    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    15

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 114mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 47gProtein: 5g

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