Hot Chocolate Poke Cake

This Hot Chocolate Poke Cake takes everything you love about hot chocolate and puts it into a delicious cake form.


chocolate pudding mix


chocolate cake mix


chocolate milk

vegetable oil

sour cream

hot fudge sauce

Step-by-step instructions!

Follow our easy-to-follow instructions for success!



In a large bowl, add all the "cake" ingredients (cake mix, one instant pudding mix, eggs, vanilla, hot chocolate (or chocolate milk), vegetable oil, and sour cream) and beat on medium speed until well combined.

Pour into the 9×13 baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Let cool for approximately 10-15 minutes then poke holes all over it using the end of a wooden spoon or something of similar size & shape.


Pour 1 cup of hot fudge sauce into a bowl and warm for approx. 20 seconds. Pour it over the cake and let it absorb into the holes.


Once the cake has cooled, prepare the pudding layer. In a medium bowl, add the instant chocolate pudding mix and 2 cups of milk.