Chocolate Poke Cake /Chocolate Poke Cake from Scratch.

The most gooey and chocolaty cake i have made till date I rather call this a pudding its a cake poked then filled with chocolate pudding ,melted chocolate and then covered with ganache..though its time consuming but worth every effort..A treat for Chocolate lovers...

For the cake
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup hot water  1 tsp coffee
1 tsp lime juice
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup oil

For the pudding layer
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup sugar
1  1/2 tbsp cornflour
1 cup + 1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp butter

second chocolate layer (optional)
100 gms chopped chocolate (melted over double boiler

for the frosting/final layer
1/2 cup fresh cream( i used amul)
50 gms chopped chocolate ( i used dark )
 chocolate chips to decorate


  •  In a bowl sift together APF/Maida ,Cocoa powder,Baking powder and baking soda
  • Add lime juice to the milk and keep aside
  • Add in eggs and mix well
  • Then add milk,oil and  Hot water mixed with instant coffee.
  • Also add sugar and mix well

  •  Mix all well with a whisk then pour in a prepared pan greased well and lined with parchment paper/butter paper.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 180 degree for about 40-45 min or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Once done ,allow it to cool for 10 min then poke holes in the cake with back of a spoon or knife.
  • Mix the ingredients under pudding layer and place it on the gas on low flame let it boil for a minute the mixture will start to thicken ,switch the gas off and remove the pan from the flame and add butter .
  • Pour this on the cake .let it seep into all the holes
  • Then Pour in the melted chocolate (optional)

  • Let it cool at room temperature then keep it in the fridge for 3-4 hrs.
  • Make ganache by putting the cream in a saucepan and place it on low  flame,you will see bubbles at the edges ,add the chopped chocolate and let it sit for 2-3 min then mix well till the chocolate is melted.
  • After 3-4 hrs ,pour the ganache over the cake .
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips and let it set for 2-3 hrs before cutting the cake and enjoy

the cake is moist and gooey so don't try to invert it..just cut it and enjoy

If you want to make it eggless simply skip eggs and proceed.
The cake may take 45 to 50 min depending on the oven  make sure the toothpick comes out clean .
If you dont want to cook the pudding you can add 1/2 cup condensed milk and about 50 gms melted chocolate and fill the holes..i didnt do as i ran out of condensed milk and I didnt want it to be very sweet.
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  1. looks so moist... just the way I like it...

  2. Looks so sinfully delicious! I am craving for a slice!!

  3. Literally, this is an absolute chocolaty treat

  4. Gosh!!! Love the gooey texture. So nice.

  5. Super spongy and yummy cake!

  6. o my Gosh such a beautiful looking chocolate cake.. nicely explained in step by step pics.. it looks super delicious and spongy :)

  7. This is death by chocolate in my book! WOW! I just want to start licking the computer screen. Look how moist, gooey and chocolatey this cake is. I can only imagine how decadently delicious it is. "The pour in the chocolate (optional)" - no way is this step optional. :)

  8. Hi Gloria,

    For the frosting / final layer, you have mentioned that you used Amul Cream. Is it the 25% fat cream? ... Is it possible to boil it? Won't it split or curdle when put on the fire? I have read that cream which contains 35% to 48% fat content can be heated on the fire.

    I would like to try this cake. Please let me know. Like you, I too am from Mumbai and find it very challenging to find double whipping cream .... at best I use non-dairy ones like Tropolite / Rich etc for whipping but never for heating.
    Please guide ... Thanks in advance .... God Bless!!!

    1. Hi dear,
      I have used Amul fresh cream the blue tetra pack one doesn't split ir curdle when heated ..the flame has to be very low and we just need to scald the cream that's when the cream leaves tiny bubble at the edges ..we don't have to boil it ..don't worry dear it never curdles just keep the flame very very low πŸ˜ƒ
      Hope this helps...God bless you tooπŸ˜€

  9. Thanks Gloria for your prompt response ... will try with the Amul tetra pack fresh cream.