Chocolate Poke Cake


Made this day before yesterday and turned out great! I would recommend reheating the condensed milk/chocolate mixture in microwave after mixing to liquify more since it cools quickly and thickens making difficult to spread & prevents mixture from moving into the holes in cake (I used a cup of strong brewed coffee as called for). The cake layer couldn’t be more perfect, very moist and the light whipping cream layer is icing on the cake! Everyone loved it as it is but I’m thinking of adding a bit of coffee flavored power as well to the whipped cream layer to add a hint of coffee.


For Chocolate Cake:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brewed coffee (or 1 cup boiling water if you don’t like coffee in the cake)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Chocolate Filling:

  • 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup semi -sweet chocolate chips

For Chocolate Whipped Cream Topping:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 taespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt).
  3. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, add coffee (or boiling water) and mix to combine (the batter will look runny). Pour it in the baking dish and smooth the top. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, (until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean).If the cake rise too much in the center and crack, you can press it gently with your palms, when it’s slightly cooled,just to smooth the top.
  4. With a wooden spoon poke holes all over the top of the cake and set aside.
  5. Place chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl and set aside. In a saucepan bring sweetened condensed milk to a boil and pour it over chocolate chips. Whisk until smooth.
  6. Pour chocolate mixture over the cake and spread to fill in holes.
  7. Set aside to cool (about an hour) then refrigerate until completely cooled.
  8. To make the topping, mix heavy cream until soft peaks form, add powdered sugar, cocoa and vanilla extract and continue mixing until stiff peaks form. Spread it onto cooled cake and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips. Store in the fridge.
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