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Chocolate Eggnog Poke Cake

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Chocolate Eggnog Poke CakeChocolate Eggnog Poke Cake is one of the best desserts to take to any holiday event. Can be served chilled or room temperature and each time we bring this, everyone asks for the recipe at first bite!

We love poke cake. In fact, I’ve been known to make some pretty crazy flavor combinations but overall, it’s still a fun dessert my family loves.

A few of our favorites that we have made are a Pina Colada Poke Cake, Pumpkin Spice Poke Cake and a Candy Cane Poke Cake.

After so many poke cakes, I have finally come to the conclusion that they are hard to photograph. They can get a little messy when you make your “pokes” and when you slice – it’s a moist, soft cake that likes to fall apart a little. So I’d like to apologize for today’s photos. But I’d also like to tell you that it doesn’t matter because this Chocolate Eggnog Poke Cake is totally delicious and my family gobbled the whole cake in less than a day and it was a big cake because I doubled the recipe.

It’s incredibly chocolaty, the rum and eggnog flavor truly shine through. Today’s #SundaySupper is all about Eggnog recipes and there are some pretty fun things you can do with eggnog and this Chocolate Eggnog Poke Cake is only one!

Below the recipe for Chocolate Eggnog Poke Cake are dozens of others and I know you will find something you love.

Chocolate Eggnog Poke Cake

Chocolate Eggnog Poke Cake

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes


For the Cake Base:

  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups eggnog
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract

For the Pudding Mix:

  • 1 3.4 ounce package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups eggnog
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract

For the Topping:

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup eggnog
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • cinnamon, for dusting


For the Cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 cake pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the chocolate cake mix, eggs, eggnog, oil, cinnamon and rum extract. Pour the batter into your prepared pan. Bake about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely, before making pudding mix.

For the Pudding mix:

  1. Once cake has cooled completely, poke holes with a large straw all over the cake. In a bowl, mix together the chocolate pudding mix, 2 cups of eggnog and ½ teaspoon rum extract. Pour over cake immediately, Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

For the Topping:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the heavy whipping cream, eggnog and cinnamon in mixing bowl and whip together until soft peaks form. Using a spatula, cover the cake with the whipped topping.
  2. Dust with cinnamon if desired.

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Monday 5th of December 2016

Who cares if the photos are perfect if it tastes good!


Sunday 4th of December 2016

Chocolate and eggnog sounds really good together!


Sunday 4th of December 2016

I can only imagine how moist and delicious this poke cake is!!! What a fabulous holiday dessert!

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