21 Chocolate Poke Cake Recipes

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These Chocolate Poke Cake Recipes are sure to keep you and your family’s chocolate cravings satisfied! Poke cakes are cakes consisting of holes filled with syrups or liquids to make sure your cake stays moist! They’re easy-to-make, and are perfect for any event!

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A chocolate poke cake will keep your guests asking for more. Perfect for any occasion, these 21 delicious, easy-to-make chocolate poke cake recipes will be the hit at the next gathering. From traditional chocolate, to Oreo, to tiramisu, there’s a poke cake for everyone!


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Expert Tips for Making Chocolate Poke Cake

  • What’s the best way to poke holes in a poke cake? One method of poking holes in a poke cake is to use a straw! A straw will give you consistent, perfectly sized holes that you can poke throughout your cake! Another method is to use the end of a small spoon; using the end of a spoon should give you holes that are 1/4-1/2 in. in size. It’s best to make the holes while your cake is slightly warm!
  • How many days in advance can you make a poke cake? You can make your poke cake 2-3 days before your event! Make sure once it’s been made you secure it tightly and then refrigerate it. If your poke cake has any whipped cream on it, be aware that after a certain amount of time (around 2 days) it will begin to become soggy. To avoid this, if you are making your cake in advance, store the cake in the fridge and then add the whipped-topping on the day you will be serving it!
  • Quick tip: When pouring the sauce into the holes, be sure to tap the pan a couple times to ensure that there are no air bubbles and that the holes get completely filled with the liquid!

Chocolate Poke Cake

For the chocolate lovers, it will be hard to pick your favorite from this list of chocolate poke cake recipes! There are delicious chocolate poke cake recipes for everyone, and even a few for the ultimate chocolate lovers! Whether your craving is slight or extreme, these recipes will surely do the trick!

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Chocolate Poke Cake
Indulge with this decadent chocolate poke cake with triple the chocolate! Made with devils food cake, instant chocolate pudding, and fluffy chocolate whipped topping. Lastly, you can’t forget the extra drizzle of chocolate syrup and chopped candy.
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Hot Cocoa Poke Cake
Hot Chocolate Poke Cake is the most decadent chocolate cake infused with marshmallow fluff, topped with chocolate fudge and hot chocolate whipped cream, and a pile of mini marshmallows.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake
Moist chocolate cake, a just-right sweetened Peanut Butter filling, and a light and creamy whipped Peanut Butter topping combine to perfection in this easy-to-make Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake.
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German Chocolate Poke Cake
This German Chocolate Poke Cake takes the classic dessert recipe to a whole new level with a tender chocolate cake soaked in sweetened condensed milk and topped with a rich chocolate ganache and sweet coconut pecan frosting!
Death By Chocolate Poke Cake
This Death By Chocolate Poke Cake is for the serious chocolate lover! A chocolate cake that has been poked, filled, and covered with so much chocolate … Can you handle it?!
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Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake
This Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake is simple to make with a cake mix. It's a delicious chocolate cake with holes poked in and caramel poured over that, then frosted with chocolate icing, topped with pecans and chocolate chips. Yum!

Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake Recipes

If you are a caramel and chocolate fan you will go crazy over these Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake recipes! These poke cakes are moist, rich, and the added caramel touch will surely take you to dessert heaven!

Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake
Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake is everything that you love in those splendid chocolate candies but in the form of a moist and decadent chocolate cake. Since it’s made as a poke cake it’s even easier to prepare than you can imagine.
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Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake
While I love a good layer cake, sheet cakes have been calling my name lately. That’s where this chocolate caramel poke cake comes in!
Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake :: Only 4 Ingredients!
The easiest, most delicious cake in all the world that only uses 4 ingredients!
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Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake Recipe
Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake will make you want to skip straight to dessert. Satisfy your sweet tooth with tons of chocolate and caramel swirled in every single bite. 
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Chocolate Caramel Cake
Chocolate Caramel Cake is a delicious poke cake recipe that is ultra moist and delicious & fully loaded with caramel!

Oreo Poke Cake

Who doesn’t love Oreo cookies? The delicious cookie loved by children and adults alike is taken to a whole new level with these Oreo Poke Cake recipes! A combination of moist cake, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and of course, the Oreo cookie, will have everyone wishing they had more!

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Oreo Poke Cake
Oreo Poke Cake is a tempting dessert that combines some of the best things in the world: tender, moist cake, whipped cream and amazing Oreo cookies.
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Oreo Cake (Creamy Oreo Poke Cake)
This OREO POKE CAKE RECIPE is one of our favorite EASY and delicious cakes to throw together for any occasion. This moist and flavorful cookies and cream cake is layered with chocolate cake, Oreo pudding, cool whip, and crushed Oreos! It’s the perfect OREO CAKE RECIPE for birthday parties, holiday get togethers, or for celebrating making it to Friday. So good!
This chocolate Oreo Poke Cake recipe is such an easy recipe and uses my favorite shortcuts with an easy-to-make cake mix hack.
Oreo Poke Cake
Oreo Poke Cake is an easy dessert recipe that satisfies your sweet tooth! Chocolate cake topped with pudding, Oreos. whipped cream and chocolate syrup is always a win!
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This Oreo Poke Cake will make chocolate lovers think they’ve died and gone to heaven! It’s a rich, indulgent dessert that everyone will love and an easy dessert recipe that’s perfect for any occasion!

Chocolate Poke Cake with Pudding

These fabulous Chocolate Poke Cakes with Pudding are fun, creative ways to bring dessert to the table! These recipes even take some of your favorite desserts, like tiramisu and Boston cream pie, and turn them into delicious poke cakes that everyone will love!

Chocolate poke cake with green icing topped with chocolate mint crumble
Chocolate Mint Poke Cake
Chocolate mint poke cake is layered with hot fudge, pudding, frosting, and candies. Make this for a dessert that’s both rich and refreshing!
Poke cake topped with ice cream and caramel drizzle
Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING CAKE is the ultimate holiday dessert! This toffee pudding poke cake is the perfect dessert recipe for spoiling your family this Christmas. Top it off with whipped cream or ice cream for an extra special treat!
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Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake
There is no arguing that Boston Cream Pie is a delicious thing. Where the confusion comes in is why a layer cake is called a ‘pie.’ While we can’t totally solve that conundrum (more on that later), we have managed to make a super easy poke cake version of the Bostonian favorite. Translating it to a poke cake means that the vanilla custard permeates the crumb throughout, so every bite is moist and luscious. (And it takes a whole lot less work too.)
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Tiramisu Poke Cake
If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, a poke cake is one where holes are literally poked all over the cake so that the filling can seep down into the crumb. It’s a genius method that gives you excellent flavor and a moist cake, and in this case it takes Tiramisu and makes it into an easy everyday dessert. There are no Lady Fingers to mess with, just a quick 9×13 cake mix bake and a simple pudding topping, but you still get that irresistible creamy coffee flavor. You just get it with very little fuss!
Chocolate Banoffee Poke Cake
Banoffee pie is a thing that people seem to either love or hate, and we are definitely of the former opinion. Bananas, toffee, and cream (and we like ours with chocolate)… yum. What’s not to like about that combo?

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