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Hot Chocolate Poke Cake

Hot chocolate poke cake
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 599kcal
Author: Heather


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix I used Devils Food
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 packs of Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 11.75 oz jar hot fudge sauce
  • Frosting
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 packs of Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Reddi-wip®


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix together cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil and sour cream.
  • In a microwave safe cup, heat milk in microwave for 60 seconds.
  • Whisk 2 packs of hot cocoa into milk until well combined.
  • Pour hot cocoa milk into cake mix and mix until blended.
  • Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • Pour cake mixture into pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle of cake comes out clean.
  • Let cake cool for 15 minutes and then poke holes in cake.
  • Heat up chocolate sauce according to jar directions and pour into holes in cake. Let cool for another 15 minutes.
  • For frosting, melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add in milk and 2 packs hot cocoa mix. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar. Stir until well blended.
  • Spread frosting over top of cake.
  • Top with Reddi-wip®.


Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 2.7mg