Thursday, July 11, 2013

Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe


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Chocolate poke cake is an addictive temptress!! seriously!! this cake has chocolate oozing out of it..oh yeah! it is better than ....ehem! better than the s** cake which is all over the web. One bite into this super moist, super rich, super chocolatey, will take care of all your chocolate craving....and dieters this is SIN!!

I have been making this cake for sometime now, after I found it here; but as usual I adapted it into a more easier way. I have mentioned earlier that I am a sucker for sheet cakes; I love sheet cakes because it bakes fast and can feed a crowd...the so-called-crowd here are my kids!! they have an appetite to shame a crowd...no this is not a joke!!

Okay back to the cake, I love cakes that has just 1 stick of butter, yes its my weakness....while the cake is baking I made Martha Stewart's boiled chocolate frosting (this is my never-fail-chocolate-frosting and very easy-peasy too).....then when the cake is out of the oven...kids poked it all over...I let the kids have fun...I mean poking fun....then while still warm I let them pour the frosting over it and ....all the chocolate goodness will be sucked in by the temptress cake..wow! this is pure chocolate indulgence..and yes this is more of a pudding-like-cake.

Note: This cake is very moist, and pudding like.
Ingredients:
Flour: 2 cups.
Cocoa powder: 1/2 cup.
Baking Soda: 1 1/2 tsp .
Salt: 1/2 tsp.
Butter: 1 stick (100 gms)
Sugar: 2 cups.
Eggs: 2.
Vanilla: 2 tsp.
Warm water: 1 cup.
Buttermilk: 1/2 cup.

Boiled Frosting:(Martha Stewart's boiled chocolate frosting)
Butter: 1 stick (100 gms)
Cocoa powder: 1/4 cup.
Cream: 1/2 cup.
Vanilla extract: 2 tsp.
Powdered sugar: 1 cup.

Method:
Please bring all ingredients to room temperature and preheat oven to 180 degree C. Butter and flour the pan and keep aside.
Cream butter, then add 2 cups of sugar and cream well. Add 2 eggs and cream again. Add vanilla extract and salt and cream again for a minute.


Add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder (I used Cadbury's Cocoa P)


Add 2 cups of flour.(psst its my son who is making the cake)


And the baking soda.


The buttermilk; (no buttermilk at hand, no problem....just pour 1/2 cup milk into a cup and add 1 tsp vinegar to it...mix and let it stand to curdle...your homemade buttermilk is ready...( never buy them!!)

And lastly the warm water. Note: If the batter is very thick, add warm water accordingly..


Mix, mix, and mix....then pour the chocolate goodness into the greased baking pan.


And bake...at 180 degree C for 35-40 min....if you are baking in an 8 inch pan...then you need two pans and more baking time.


While the temptress is in the oven, lets make the frosting. Into a sauce pan, add the butter, cocoa powder, and cream and mix well and bring it to a boil, stirring all the while...preferably in medium heat.

Remove from heat add vanilla and powdered sugar.

And whisk, whisk, and whisk...until you get this!! let it stay for a while, until the cake is out of the oven.


Allow the cake to cool down a bit....


Then poke it all over .....my kids were having fun....they had no school today, because of heavy rain...and so was in the kitchen!!


Now pour the warm holy goodness....(give the batter-pan to the kids...its their reward)


Get the cake drenched in the chocolate goodness....since my kids call this cake "celebration cake" celebration what??? no-school-celebration ha!....I sprinkled some sprinkles....just for fun...you can top it with chocolate chips, chocolate sprinkles...anything!


And enjoy!!! OMG! chocolate oozing out!! (I didnt plan to take this pic, but my kids were screaming chocolate lava, so I just clicked and clicked....and now I love this pic and the one on top :) what say!)



Indulge in.

Sharing with weekend potluck.

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49 comments:

  1. What an amazing n tempting cake...

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  2. This is yummy. Good that your son is helping you. Me too have to give some work to my daughter. She loves it, but i send her away. Too bad, isn't it.. Will definitely try this cake with my daughter of course. Iam afraid my little one will also join, then its gone ;) She always want to do whatever her sister does...very naughty. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Nimmy, I involve my kids with almost everthing at home....kids and I are best pals....sometimes we paint the city red....we really have fun, when there is no school....have fun with your daughters!!

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    1. Hey Akila, long time....thank you for stopping by :)

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  4. Gosh, this looks so rich and decadent!

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  5. this is realy tempting nisa....

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  6. this is really tempting nisa....

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    1. Thank you Binu dear....for the inspiration!!

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  7. lovely idea for a super moist chocolate filled inner cake

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  8. Is it both baking soda and baking powder? Will look forward to making this this weekend. Thank you for the recipe.

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    1. Anna-Marie Grow-Thank you for stopping by...sorry that was a typo....it is just baking soda!! apologize for the inconvenience caused!! Do get back after you try it...I'd love to know how this came out for you...happy baking and have a great weekend!!

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  9. For butter you have written one stick, how much is that? Did you mean a 100gm packet?

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  10. hi, what is the measure for butter? Is it a 100gms packet? you have written 1 stick!

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    1. Hi Julie, thanks a ton for stopping by, about your query 1 stick of butter is 100 gm...1/2 cup...hope this helps...have a great day :)

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  11. This looks amazingly sinful .. and o' so yummy! Pinning!

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    1. Hey Sarah, thanks for stopping by....and for the yummy inspiration :)

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  12. I've never made a chocolate poke cake but your pictures sure give a the push to get out the bowl! Delicious looking and oh-so-easy with your tutorial.

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  13. Hi Nisa, this looks really good. Nice tutorial. I found you from a blog hop stop by anytime. Off to look at a few more of your recipes. Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

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  14. How can you resist anything that has chocolate oozing out of the center! This is scrumptious!

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  15. Oh my goodness, this looks divine! I am dying to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy.com

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  16. Oh my! I love poke cakes and this one looks so tempting! I love the little pockets of chocolate :) I would love to invite you to share at my party - http://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/2013/07/all-my-bloggy-friends-55.html

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  17. Hello everyone, thought I will share a comment I received on my FB page :::Comment from Stacy Raburn:: I made this a few nights ago and it received rave reviews from my family! Thank You for sharing, it's definitely a keeper! ...Thank you Stacy Raburn :)

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  18. Looks amazing! I love that type of frosting! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Linky Party!

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  19. Looks fabulous!! When you say 1/2 c cream in the frosting, what type of cream are you talking??

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    1. Hi Anon, thanks for stopping by....I used low fat cream (25%)...you can use any cream!! hope this helps!!

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  20. YUMMMMM! Love a good poke cake! Thank you so much for participating in our link party last week. We hope to see you at our next Blog Strut Linky Party at mypersonalaccent.com!

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  21. Is the baking temperature 180 or is that a typo?

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    1. Hi Jacob, yes the baking temperature is 180 degree Celsius...hope this helps and thank you for stopping by :)

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  22. I will definitely be trying this. I love the way you convert ingredient quantities for us over here in Scotland-have never understood how much a stick of butter weighs till today! Also the tip to make buttermilk is very helpful, coming from a small town in NE Scotland this is an ingredient that is impossible to come by locally.

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    1. Hi Lorraine, thank you so much for your kind words....you really made my day!! I am so glad I am able to help you in this small way....and I do hope you will try the cake and enjoy it as much as I did....my site is undergoing some reconstruction and hence there is some hiccups...do bear with me...thank you for stopping by and keep connected.

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  23. Hello Nisa, I sent a request Aug 17th & as yet no answer. It was about the cream. Is it sour cream, Whipping cream Heavy cream or Cool whip. I'm looking forward to baking this cake. thank you Janice Snyder from Iowa.

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    1. Hi Anon/Janice Synder, thanks again for the visit...I did answer a query regarding cream, asked by an anonymous....if you would scroll up you can see....again, for you....I used low fat cream (25 %)...just plain low fat cream...you can use any cream available in your locality...its just that low fat cream is the only one available here...so I use that for all my cooking...hope this helps....

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  24. Simply amazing presentation and pics. I am tempted to try them out today. Thanks

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  25. Amazing pics and presentation. Tempted to try ur cake today. Thanks

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  26. What can I use in place of butter? I don't have any on hand.

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    1. hmmm how about shortening?? but taste might differ.

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  27. Hi Nisa, Do we need to preheat the oven first for this tempting poke cake?

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    1. For all baking, you need to preheat oven to 180 degree C.

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  28. Hi. Used this cream frosting on another cake recipe. Did you mean 2 cups of sugar? Won't it be too sweet? I used 1/4 cup of butter, slightly less than 1/4 c cocoa powder, a bit more cream than specified.Sugar I only used about 3 tbsp. Worked out pretty well and it was delicious.

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  29. Hello Nisa,
    Your recipes are so good. I tried your chicken stew and it came out very well.
    In this chocolate cake receipe, you had mentioned about 2 cups of flour.
    Could you please tell me, how much gm is 2 cups?

    I thanking you in advance.

    Rosemary

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  30. Hi Nisa, I tried this cake today for easter tomorrow.. came out pretty well.. kids were pretty excited lukg at it... tastes awesome..the recipe is for keeps

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  31. nisa , grt inspiration when I saw ur step by step process . and in no time u replies to every query .happy easter .......

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