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{bay’s chocolate poke cake}


You guys, I’m going to share Bay’s new creation.  This is a REALLY good one too.  You’ve heard of poke cakes before, right?  True to its name, it’s a cake you poke holes in after baking.  The holes are then filled with a liquid filling, like pureed fruit + chocolate cream or how about pudding?  This method infuses extra flavor into every bite, while also keeping the cake very moist.  A good cake, is a moist cake.  Who’s with me?

Last night was GG’s 92nd birthday!  92 years old.  Crazy!

Anyway, GG has mad LOVE for chocolate.  Anything chocolate, really.  And you’ll never guess who was in charge of dessert?  Bailey, duhhh!

Bay knew it had to be chocolate.  But she also wanted to make another batch of her homemade whip cream for the frosting.  I love the way she thinks.

Think chocolate cake infused with sweetened condensed milk, with a layer of fudge.  Then topped with whip cream.  Sounds pretty good, huh?   Told ya!

Best part – this is a semi homemade cake.  It’s a box of cake mix jazzed up!


Take a look at that fudge ozzing out under the whiped cream frosting.  OMG!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (with ingredients required on the box to make)
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 13 oz jar hot fudge sauce
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Here’s what you do:

Prepare cake mix according to package instructions.  Allow to cool.

Poke holes (about 50) all over cake.  I used a chop stick.  Kabob skewer, straw or utensil handle will work too.

Pour sweetened condensed milk over the cake.

Warm hot fudge according to instructions on the jar.  Then spread over cake.

Chill cake overnight.


When ready to serve, make whip cream frosting.

Place heavy cream + sugar + vanilla into a chilled mixing bowl.  Using a balloon whisk mixer attachment, beat on medium speed until soft peeks form.  Taste the whip cream….only taste it though.  It will be so damn good, you’ll just want to skip the frosting and eat it with a spatula.  Not like I tried it though 🙂

Spread whipped cream over cake and serve!


Only 2 pieces of cake went missing in the making of this post.  Before 7am.  This morning.  So good, I couldn’t stop!


xoxo stacyb



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