German Chocolate Poke Cake

German Chocolate Poke Cake: A Decadent Dessert with Layers of Joy

Looking for a delightful twist on a classic dessert that will wow your family and guests alike? Look no further than this scrumptious German Chocolate Poke Cake. Perfect for any occasion, this cake offers a harmonious blend of rich chocolate, creamy ganache, and a unique coconut-pecan frosting that promises to enchant your taste buds.

This German Chocolate Poke Cake is not just a treat; it’s a multi-layered experience that combines textures and flavors in a way that will keep everyone coming back for more. Enjoy the process of creating it and the joy of sharing it!


For the Cake:

  • 1 box dark chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box chocolate fudge instant pudding
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Filling:

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

For the Ganache:

  • 4 oz chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

For the Frosting:

  • 1 can coconut pecan frosting


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, chocolate pudding, eggs, yoghurt, vegetable oil, milk, vanilla extract, and salt. Use an electric mixer to beat the ingredients until well combined.
  3. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Once baked, remove the cake from the oven. While still hot, use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes throughout the cake.
  5. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the hot cake, ensuring it seeps into the holes. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  6. For the ganache, place the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a saucepan until it just begins to bubble around the edges, then pour it over the chocolate. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Allow the ganache to thicken slightly, about 5 to 10 minutes, before spreading it over the cooled cake.
  7. Top the ganache with a layer of coconut pecan frosting.
  8. Serve and enjoy your masterpiece!
German Chocolate Poke Cake

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