HOT COCOA POKE CAKE – The Southern Lady Cooks

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This Hot Cocoa Poke Cake is always a hit!

Hot Cocoa Poke Cake The Southern Lady Cooks

This hot cocoa poke cake is the perfect addition to any holiday gathering. First off…it’s a poke cake so it’s so simple to prepare. I love making poke cakes because they take no time and well they are delicious. Second…they never last long. Ha! Every time I make this cake it’s gone in about 2 seconds. If you’re looking for an easy holiday dessert….this is it!

Hot Cocoa Poke Cake Ingredients Needed:

Box of Chocolate Cake Mix, plus ingredients called for on the box

Marshmallow Creme


Small marshmallows

Granulated sugar

100% cocoa

Whipped topping

chocolate chips, optional

Recipe Notes: I’ve used a double chocolate fudge cake mix in this recipe. Any type of chocolate cake mix will work. Keep this cake refrigerated after making.

If you like this recipe you may want to try our Honey Bun Cake. It’s also perfect for any gathering and has fantastic reviews.

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Hot Cocoa Poke Cake The Southern Lady Cooks

Hot Cocoa Poke Cake The Southern Lady Cooks

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Hot Cocoa Poke Cake

This simple delicious dessert is perfect for the holiday season!

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time30 mins

Total Time35 mins

Course: Cake, Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Hot Cocoa Poke Cake

Servings: 10 servings

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 1 15.25 ounce box of Chocolate Cake Mix plus ingredients called for on the box
  • 3 cups of Marshmallow Creme
  • 1-2 tablespoons of water
  • 1/4 th cup of small marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of 100% cocoa
  • 1 8 ounce container of whipped topping
  • chocolate chips to sprinkle on top optional
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9X13 cake pan. Mix together cake ingredients (according to the box) and bake according to directions.

  • Remove from oven, let cake cool and then poke holes in cake with the tip of wooden spoon. In a microwave safe bowl, combine marshmallow creme and a tablespoon of water. Heat for about 10 seconds, remove, stir. You may need to repeat this step, you want the marshmallow cream to be easy to pour. Next, pour over cake, make sure it goes into the holes.

  • Then combine cocoa and granulated sugar and pour into whipped topping and mix together with a spoon. Once combined, spread on top of cake. Top with marshmallows and chocolate chips. Keep in the refrigerator.

I use a double chocolate fudge cake mix when I make prepare this cake but any chocolate cake mix will work.

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