Chocolate-Peppermint Poke Cake

Chocolate-Peppermint Poke Cake recipe

Make a cake that's easy to take and share. Pockets of creamy pudding and melt-in-your-mouth peppermint candies are the memories you'll make.

Prep Time 25 Minutes
Total Time 3:15 Hrs:Mins
Yield: 15 servings

Recipe Ingredients

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® chocolate
    fudge cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

1 box (4-serving size) white chocolate instant pudding
    and pie filling mix
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 container (12 ounces) Betty Crocker® Whipped
    milk chocolate frosting
3/4 cup coarsely chopped chocolate-covered
    peppermint patties (8 candies)


Heat oven to 350 degrees F for shiny metal or glass pan (or 325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13 x 9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13 x 9-inch pan. Cool 15 minutes.

With handle of wooden spoon, poke top of warm cake every 1/2 inch.

In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients with wire whisk about 2 minutes. Immediately pour over cake. Cover loosely; refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.

Stir 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract into frosting. Spread frosting over top of cake. Sprinkle with peppermint patties. Store covered in refrigerator.

To keep candies from sticking together as you cut them, sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over the cutting board. As you cut the candies, toss them with the sugar.

Vanilla or chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix can be used instead of the white chocolate pudding mix.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving (1 Serving) Calories 360
(Calories from Fat 130), Total Fat 15g (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g, Trans Fat 1 1/2g), Cholesterol 45mg; Sodium 440mg; Total Carbohydrate 54g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 38g), Protein 4g

Exchanges: 1 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat

Carbohydrate Choices: 3 1/2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Betty Crocker/© 2010 ®/TM General Mills.

Note: Cake mixes no longer contain 18.25 ounces of cake mix. They are around 15.25 ounces. To extend the cake so that your recipe turns out properly, use our Cake Mix Extender recipe.