This is a rich, chocolate poke cake by Nancy Parent, owner of Tiers of Joy.
Chocolate Poke Cake
Oven 350 degrees for 35-40min
13 x 9″ pan
2 medium bowls
For Chocolate Cake:
1 and 3/4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup brewed coffee (or 1 cup boiling water if you don’t like coffee in the cake)
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For Chocolate Filling:
14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup semi -sweet chocolate chips
For Chocolate Whipped Cream Topping:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 taespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking dish and set aside.
In a large bowl combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt).
Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, add coffee (or boiling water) and mix to combine (the batter will look runny). Pour it in the baking dish and smooth the top. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, (until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean).If the cake rises too much in the center and crack, you can press it gently with your palms, when it’s slightly cooled,just to smooth the top.
With a wooden spoon poke holes all over the top of the cake and set aside.
Place chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl and set aside. In a saucepan bring sweetened condensed milk to a boil and pour it over chocolate chips. Whisk until smooth.
Pour chocolate mixture over the cake and spread to fill in holes.
Set aside to cool (about an hour) then refrigerate until completely cooled.
Chocolate Whipped Cream:
To make the topping, mix heavy cream until soft peaks form, add powdered sugar, cocoa and vanilla extract and continue mixing until stiff peaks form. Spread it onto cooled cake and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips. Store in the fridge.
You could top with ice cream and chocolate , caramel or peanut butter topping.
Or serve as is it with a dusting of powdered sugar.