This recipe takes chocolate & mint to a whole new level.
Are you ready for a decadent dessert with three layers of sweet, sugary goodness? This Chocolate Mint Poke Cake will satisfy your sweet tooth in a uniquely delicious way!
With chocolate cake, a chocolate pudding filling, and a layer of mint cheesecake, this is one rich dessert that’s sure to be a hit with friends and family – that is, if you even want to share it with them. Hey, no judgment here.
10m prep time
35m cook time
FOR CHOCOLATE CAKE:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup brewed coffee (or 1 cup boiling water if you don’t like coffee)
FOR CHOCOLATE PUDDING:
2 boxes 3.9 ounces instant chocolate pudding
4 cups milk
FOR MINT CHEESECAKE LAYER:
8 oz cream cheese softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon mint extract
Green food coloring
2 cups Cool Whip-thawed
Chocolate sprinkles, optional
Chocolate syrup, optional
TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CAKE:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 9×13 inch baking dish, set aside.
Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl.
Add eggs, milk, oil, coffee, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until combined (the batter will look runny).
Pour into prepared baking dish and bake 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
Remove the cake from the oven and use the handle of a wooden spoon to gently poke holes all over the top of the cake. Set aside.
TO MAKE CHOCOLATE PUDDING:
Whisk together the pudding mix and milk until well blended.
Pour pudding over warm cake. Refrigerate cake for 2 hours to allow pudding to settle and set up.
TO MAKE MINT CHEESECAKE LAYER:
In a large bowl, beat softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Mix in mint extract.
Add Cool Whip and mix to combine then add green food coloring a few drops at a time until you reach the desired color.
Spread the mint cheesecake layer over the top of the cake and sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles and drizzle chocolate syrup if desired.
Refrigerate for a few more hours until set.