Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake is a moist chocolate cake with a smooth peanut butter filling soaked into the holes and topped with a light, flavored whipped topping.  Peanut butter cups and a drizzle of fudge make this cake nearly impossible to pass up!

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Piece of Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake with peanut butter cups on top

If you’ve never had a poke cake, you’re missing out!!!  I love a good poke cake – Jell-O Poke Cake, Hot Chocolate Poke Cake, Berry Cheesecake Poke Cake….the flavor combos are truly endless.  But when I got a hankerin’ for something with chocolate and peanut butter, this is what I dreamed up.  And boy, am I glad I did!!!

Piece of Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake with a forkful out of it

Moist chocolate cake, a smooth peanut butter filling, flavored whipped topping and peanut butter cups to top it off.  It’s gorgeous.  And rich.  And just freakin’ delish. 

Ingredients needed to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake

What ingredients do I need?

  • Devils Food Cake Mix (+ eggs, oil and water listed on the box) OR my Homemade Chocolate Cake recipe ingredients
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Whipped Topping
  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Additional Peanut Butter and Fudge Topping, optional

How do you make Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake?

First, you’ll make the chocolate cake. You can use a boxed cake mix or use my Homemade Chocolate Cake and bake it in a 9×13″ pan. Boxed mix is a little quicker, but I love the moistness and deep chocolate flavor of the homemade version!

Chocolate Cake with holes in it, ready for the poke cake filling

While the cake is baking, you can stir together the sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 cup of the peanut butter. As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, you’ll poke holes in the cake and slowly pour this mixture overtop.

Pouring the peanut butter filling in the chocolate cake

Once the cake has had some time to cool (at least to room temperature), mix the whipped topping and remaining peanut butter. Then spread it over the cake and top with chopped peanut butter cups, peanut butter and fudge sauce!

Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Cut into squares and serve!! Mmmmm it’s SO SO SO good!!!

How do you store leftover poke cake?

Poke cakes do need to be refrigerated, due to the whipped topping.  Therefore, be sure to cover the cake with a lid or plastic wrap and store in the fridge. 

Some of my other favorite recipes with chocolate and peanut butter…

Best Ever Scotcheroos

Chocolate Peanut Butter Texas Sheet Cake

PB Chocolate Cobbler

Oh Henry Bars

Forkful of Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake

Kelsey
Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake is a moist chocolate cake with a smooth peanut butter filling soaked into the holes and topped with a light, flavored whipped topping.  Peanut butter cups and a drizzle of fudge make this cake nearly impossible to pass up!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cool Time 4 hrs
Course Dessert
Servings 20

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box devil's food cake mix and ingredients to prepare (listed on package) OR my homemade chocolate cake
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 c creamy peanut butter divided
  • 1 8 oz tub whipped topping
  • peanut butter cups, additional peanut butter and fudge topping for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Bake cake mix according to the package instructions in a 9×13" pan. (OR make my Homemade Chocolate Cake baked in a 9×13" pan.
  • While the cake is still hot, poke holes in the cake with the end of a wooden spoon.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 cup of peanut butter. Pour over the cake slowly, allowing the mixture to soak into the holes; let cool.
  • Stir together the whipped topping and remaining 1/4 cup of peanut butter and spread over the cooled cake.
  • Top with additional peanut butter, fudge sauce and peanut butter cups.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Keyword poke cake

4 Comments

  1. Just made and haven’t tasted it yet. Question!! The peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk was to thick to pour on, so I microwaved it for 30 seconds, still a little thick. Did you thin this combo down with anything to make it more pourable?

    • Huh….that is odd! I wonder if my peanut butter was just a bit softer? I didn’t thin mine out at all, but microwaving is a great option. If it’s still a bit thick, you can add a tablespoon or two of milk! I hope you love the cake! 🙂 -Kelsey

  2. 5 stars
    I made this for my nephew’s birthday and it was devoured by the whole family. Deliciously decadent!

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