dessert recipes

Marshmallow Chocolate Poke Cake



15.25 oz box Devils Food Chocolate Cake Mix, plus ingredients listed on the box

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup heavy cream

Marshmallow Whipped Cream

1 ½ cups heavy cream

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

7 oz. (about 2 cups) marshmallow fluff

For Chocolate Ganache Swirls:

½ cup chocolate chips

3 Tablespoons heavy cream


Bake cake according to box directions in a 9×13 cake pan.

Using a handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the warm cake. Set aside to cool slightly and make the filling.


Place sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir until smooth, microwaving more, if needed to melt the chocolate completely. The mixture should be pourable but not too runny. If it’s too thick, reheat it. If it’s too thin, set aside to cool and thick slightly. Transfer the mixture in a measuring jug and pour in the holes. Spread remaining chocolate on top. Set aside to cool, about an hour, then refrigerate until completely cooled.

To make the topping, whip heavy cream until it begins to thicken, add powdered sugar, and vanilla and whip until stiff peaks form. Gradually mix in marshmallow fluff. Spread the topping over cooled cake.

Melt ½ cup chocolate chips with 3 Tablespoons heavy cream until smooth. Transfer the mixture in a zip-lock bag, cut off the corner and pipe the chocolate ganache all over the top and use a toothpick or skewer to create a more marbleized pattern of swirls.