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Mocha Poke Cake

This Mocha Poke Cake Recipe combines the rich flavor of coffee with the sweetness of chocolate!

Mocha Poke Cake 2I’ve been realizing lately that for a blog with coffee in our name, we don’t have many coffee recipes.  So I figured I needed to set to work changing that!  At the same time, I’ve had poke cakes on my mind after looking at Kerry’s Pina Colada Poke Cake lately, so I decided to make a Mocha Poke Cake and kill two birds with one stone.

This Mocha Poke Cake is chocolatey coffee goodness.  It’s easy to make, and a nice change from a regular chocolate cake. 

If you’ve never heard of poke cakes before, a poke cake is just how it sounds.  You bake a cake, poke holes in it (with the end of a wooden spoon or something similar), and pour something over it. 

For this Mocha Poke Cake, I poured coffee and chocolate pudding over it, and then topped it with whipped cream.  Yum!

Mocha Poke Cake

Yield: 12

Mocha Poke Cake

Mocha Poke Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


For the cake

  • 1 box Chocolate Cake
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil

For the coffee

  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee OR
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant coffee crystals and 1/2 cup water to brew

For the pudding

  • 3.4 ounce small box chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups milk

For the topping

  • 1 small container of whipped topping
  • Garnish with shaved chocolate or chocolate chips


  1. Grease 13x9 pan.
  2. Make cake as directed on box.
  3. During the last 5 minutes of the cake baking, brew the coffee and make the pudding according to the directions on the box.
  4. Let cake cool 5 minutes.
  5. Poke holes in the cake with the end of a wooden spoon.
  6. Pour half (1/4 cup) of the coffee over the cake.
  7. Stir the other half of the coffee into the pudding (which should now be thickened). Spoon pudding mix over the cake (making sure plenty gets into the holes you poked).
  8. Spread the whipped topping over the top of the cake, and garnish as desired.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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I love a good poke cake! This sounds divine!

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