Chocolate Poke Cake

Chocolate Poke Cake is quadruple chocolate treat-rich chocolate cake infused with delicious mixture of melted chocolate and sweetened condensed milk, topped with chocolate whipped cream and chocolate chips.

Chocolate Poke Cake is quadruple chocolate treat-rich chocolate cake infused with delicious mixture of melted chocolate and sweetened condensed milk, topped with chocolate whipped cream and chocolate chips.


INGREDIENTS
FOR THE CAKE
  • Cooking spray
  • Cocoa powder 
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box
  • 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 c. semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Chocolate shavings, for garnish

FOR THE FROSTING
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 3/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/4 c. heavy cream (plus more if necessary)

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Make cake: Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a 9"-x-13" pan with cooking spray and dust with cocoa powder. Prepare chocolate cake mix according to package directions and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely.
  2. Poke cake all over with the handle of a wooden spoon. In a small bowl, mix together sweetened condensed milk and melted chocolate. Pour mixture into the holes.
  3. Make frosting: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt. Beat in heavy cream, adding more by the tablespoon until consistency is creamy but can hold peaks.
  4. Spread frosting all over cake with an offset spatula and sprinkle with chocolate shavings.